Tiger’s chances at Riviera, and what’s gotten into Brooks? – Golf


Check in every Sunday night for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors as they discuss the hottest topics in the sport, and join the conversation by tweeting us @golf_com. This week we discuss Tiger Woods’s second start of the season at the Genesis Open, Phil Mickelson’s U.S. Open chances at Pebble Beach, deserving sponsor’s exemptions and more.

1. Tiger Woods is back in action at this week’s Genesis Open for his second start of the season. Last year at Riviera Woods shot 72-76 for one of his two missed cuts of the year. Coming off a T20 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open last month, will Woods’s week at the Genesis be better, or worse, than his T20 at Torrey Pines?

Michael Bamberger, senior writer: I know he’s masterful at putting things in compartments, but it’s a lot, to play a difficult course where you have never won while serving as host, and I don’t think the weather…



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