2020 The Genesis Invitational Preview & Betting Odds

2020 The Genesis Invitational Preview & Betting Odds

Written by on February 12, 2020

Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm offer favorite’s odds to win 2020 The Genesis Invitational this week. The PGA Tournament takes place at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. How will Rory, Thomas, and Rahm perform? And, what about Dustin Johnson and Tiger? Keep reading for an analysis of this week’s PGA Tour Event, 2020 The Genesis Invitational!

2020 The Genesis Invitational Preview & Betting Odds

 2020 The Genesis Invitational Odds
  • Rory McIlroy +750
  • Justin Thomas +800
  • Jon Rahm +900
  • Dustin Johnson +1200
  • Tiger Woods +1700
  • Patrick Cantlay +2000
  • Xander Schauffele +2200
  • Brooks Koepka +2200
  • Bubba Watson +2100
  • Tony Finau +2800
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2800
  • Adam Scott +3300
  • Jason Day +3300
  • Justin Rose +4000
  • Patrick Reed +4000
  • Marc Leishman +4000
  • Phil Mickelson +4000
  • Abraham Ancer +4000
  • Bryson Dechambeau +5000
  • Colin Morikawa +5000
  • Sergio Garcia +5000
  • Sungjae Im +5000
  • Jordan Spieth +5500
  • Paul Casey +5500
  • Matt Kuchar +6000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +6000

Which golfer has the best shot of winning The Genesis Invitational? Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, or Tiger Woods?

Rory, Justin, and Jon deserve favoritism. Last year, Rory McIlroy shot a -11 while Justin Thomas shot a -13. The 2019 Genesis Invitational winner shot a -14. It means Thomas was a stroke off last year’s victor. McIlroy was 3 strokes off.

Rahm shot a -7. Although the 7 strokes seem like a lot, the Spanish player heads into this week’s tournament on fire. Rahm finished second at the Farmers Insurance Open. He finished ninth in his last tournament played, the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

But although McIlroy, Thomas, and Rahm have big shots to win this week, the 2 players to consider among the favorites are DJ and Tiger. Woods doesn’t have a great history playing at Riviera Country Club. Tiger has teed up at Riviera more times without winning than any other course on the Tour. That makes Woods a play against.

Like Rahm, Dustin Johnson shot a -7 in 2019 The Genesis Invitational. DJ bombed at Pebble Beach last week, shooting a -3 and finishing thirty-second. But he can turn it around here. Back DJ unless you want to go super-chalky. In that case, throw a dart among Rory, Justin, and Jon.

Which golfers between +2000 to +4000 odds have the best chances of winning the Genesis Invitational?

Xander Schauffele shot a -6 at this tournament last year. He can play well enough to make some noise on Sunday. That’s all you ask for betting options at +2000 or higher. Xander is a decent play at the odds.

But the best play in this odds category is Marc Leishman. At +4000, Leishman is a huge overlay. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in his last tournament played. Also, he shot a -11 at the Genesis Invitational last year.

What are the two best golfers to consider backing at odds of +5000 to +6000?

In 2019, Paul Casey shot a -4 in this. He could improve enough to give you a thrill at +5000. Matt Kuchar shot a -4 in this event last year. He has as good of a shot as any +6000 or higher-odds golfer. So, if you’re looking for a huge longshot, Kuchar’s the man.

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Tiger shouldn’t win, but we must figure he’s determined to play well. After all, Woods has played at Riviera Country Club since he was 16-years-old. Give Tiger a shot against Cantlay.Dustin Johnson should bounce back after the strange performance at Pebble Beach. DJ offers low odds to beat Tiger. He’s still the pick. Expect Dustin to do just enough to beat Tiger in the head-to-head this week.Both Lefty and Jordan played much better than anyone expected at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Mickelson had a chance to overtake Nick Taylor for the win. Phil shot a -2 while Jordan shot a +1 at the 2019 Genesis Invitational. That makes Lefty the play.

Koepka missed the cut at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. He withdrew from the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. Both tournaments happened last October. We’ve got to believe one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour has gotten it together. Or, else Brooks wouldn’t have entered for this tournament. Take the above even money odds on Koepka to beat Xander.

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