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Episode 86: Hideki Rolls at Riviera

February 20, 2024

Hideki Matsuyama shot a Sunday 62 at Riviera Country Club to take the Genesis Open title against a star studded field in Los Angeles. Matsuyama had struggled for much of the last year, but found something on Sunday when he blitzed a field that averaged around 70 for the day. Tiger Woods fell ill and had to WD and Jordan Spieth was DQ'd for signing for the wrong score. Couple that with Patrick Cantlay struggling after having a commanding lead and Scottie Scheffler showing some frustration finally on the greens, and you had a captivating event. Speaking of putting... Is it an overrated skill? The stats and world golf rankings would say that it is and ballstriking is the more important skill. We will discuss this in depth on episode 86. Riviera Country Club took center stage this week and did not disappoint. The 10th hole continues to perplex players and cement its position as one of the greatest short par 4's in the world. Make sure to subscribe to the Break80 Podcast for weekly golf talk from 3 guys with PGA Tour credentials.