- BetOnline and Bovada list Dustin Johnson as the favorite to win The Genesis Invitational
- Brooks Koepka (+2200) got back in the winner’s circle at The Phoenix Open after dealing with knee and hip injuries over the past two years
- Adam Scott (+3300) hasn’t missed a cut this season and won at Riviera in 2020
While a back injury will keep tournament host Tiger Woods out of action, 12 of the top 15 golfers in the world will be teeing off at Riviera Country Club this Thursday.
Despite the loaded field, Dustin Johnson is a heavy +600 favorite to win the event after capturing four victories and three runner-ups in his past ten starts.
Can anyone stop the 2020 Masters champion? Let’s check the latest odds from a field featuring 120 of the planet’s best golfers.
Odds to win the Genesis Invitational
Will Dustin Johnson dust the competition?
In addition to being red hot recently, Dustin Johnson (+600), the No. 1 ranked player in the world, has notched nine top-10s in 14 appearances at Riviera, including a 2017 victory and runners-up finishes in both 2014 and 2015. Next on the list are world No. 2 Jon Rahm (+1200) and Rory McIlroy (+1200), who held a piece of the lead at Riviera on Sunday last year before falling apart down the stretch.
Like the two men just mentioned, Justin Thomas (+1400) and Xander Schauffele (+1400) both have the length off the tee required to win at the famed Los Angeles course. Bryson DeChambeau checks in at +1600 after tying for fifth at Riviera last year and winning the U.S. Open in November, and Patrick Cantlay is at +1800 after tying for third at Pebble Beach, tying for second in La Quinta, and winning at Sherwood in October – a course that’s only 35 miles away from Riviera.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) February 9, 2021
Genesis Invitational Longshots
Dealing with knee and hip pain over the past 18 months, Brooks Koepka (+2200) showed he might be ready to be a dominant force on the PGA Tour again, coming from five strokes back to start the final round to win the Phoenix Open two weeks ago.
Defending champion Adam Scott (+3300) hasn’t missed a cut this season and tied for tenth in his last start at the Farmers Insurance Open. Sitting outside the top 100 in the world when golf returned last June, Daniel Berger (+3500) has two victories and seven top-five finishes since the beginning of 2020, including a win at Pebble Beach on Sunday.
— Golfweek (@golfweek) February 14, 2021
Jordan Spieth (+3300) held the lead at Pebble Beach through 54 holes, but couldn’t close out his first win since 2017 and is “still not in a great headspace,” according to the three-time major winner himself. Finally, Bubba Watson (+5000) should be a popular bet with two wins at Riviera in the past five years
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