The scenic and reverent Riviera Country Club. Photo: Stan Badz, PGA Tour via Getty Images
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While the cleanup on Aisle 16 in Phoenix continues, the PGA Tour tones down the rowdy and turns up the reverence this week with its annual visit to Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Invitational.
It’s a beautiful juxtaposition, moving from the shark-jumping, over the top environment in Phoenix to Riviera’s southern California elegance tucked into Pacific Palisades, where the rich and famous live around the corner and atop the hillsides that frame the property.
How good is Riviera?
Lanny Wadkins' tournament record at Riviera has stood for 37 years. Photo: PGA of America
Lanny Wadkins shot the tournament record score there 37 years ago (20-under par 264) and it still stands. Find another course, particularly one that has not been stretched like spandex, that can boast that kind of staying power.
That’s one reason the top 10 players in the world rankings are in La-La Land this week. ...
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