FanDuel PGA Lineup Advice: Genesis Open

FanDuel PGA Lineup Advice: Genesis Open

Tiger Woods is returning to the Genesis Open for the first time since 2006 this week, at a venue that played a key role in the 14-time major champion's early career.

The 28-year-old had an excellent stretch in the Middle East on the European Tour when recording two top-three finishes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, however he is yet to bring that form across the Atlantic to the States. He's a core play for me this week.

But Woods says that in addition to trying to solve Riviera, he also has a lot to learn about his post-fusion body and his game. "So the old yardage books are out the window".

Our ESPN and FantasyGolfInsider experts have laid out the players whom they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy point totals. The greens have gotten more pin locations than I remember, they've added a few sections around here. "It's just now I can beat him", Thomas said with a laugh, surely a leftover barb from their flight to Los Angeles.

So what should we expect from Tiger this week?

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"I've got a lot of room for improvement and a long way to go", Woods said about managing expectations.

"But he's obviously gotten much better, worked on his game and won tournaments while I've been out".

I'll also go the front six of the betting for my next pick.

"We could all see how bad I was driving it [at Torrey Pines], so I was able to clean that up a little bit and still keep my putting sharp, " Woods said of his recent practice sessions. I am more of a playing competitor now.

While Woods was recovering from spinal fusion surgery last April, and McIlroy battled through a season an injury plagued 2017, Thomas counted his first major title among his five victories last season and has already notched one win in the 2017-18 campaign, in the CJ Cup in South Korea.

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Spieth remains third in the world rankings after a 20-place finish at Pebble Beach this past weekend.

Phil Mickelson: A two time champion here, and finished runner-up last week after an impressive final round at Pebble Beach, following his T5 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Woods made his eagerly anticipated return to the sport last month at the Farmers Insurance Open, finishing in a promising T23 - his first top-25 standing since 2015. Riviera was the site of his first PGA Tour event at age 16. Among the professional events Woods has entered at least four times, Riviera remains the only one he hasn't won. He repeated that round on Friday to steal sole possession of the lead and never looked back. Has only played here once in 2016, ending T20.

While Woods is dealing with the challenge of beating players like Thomas and Jordan Spieth, he's hoping there will be a day soon when he can show today's young players how great a player he can be. In addition to strong course history, Johnson is now toting great form as he's finished first or second in all three of his early-season starts.

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