The 2022 Genesis Invitational field is one of the more electrifying events to date. Only a handful of events throughout the year carry the same appeal as this one.
Nearly every top 50 golfer in the world rankings will be participating in this event. The event will have Tiger Woods host the event once again as part of the Tour’s iconic golf figures.
Date: Feb 17–20, 2022
Course: Riviera Golf Course
Watch on: GOLF, CBS
History of Riviera
This golf course, located in beautiful Palisades, California, was founded in 1926. Fast forward to today, it is in the top 50 courses in the world and top 25 in the US. As one of the more challenging courses in golf, it is a Par 71 and 7,322 yards.
This course is home to the Genesis Invitational and will be home to the 2028 Olympics golf tournament. George C. Thomas was an amateur architect who agreed to design the golf course for free, which also turned out to be one of his greatest achievements.
Top Betting Favorites at Play
There will be 35 out of 50 top golfers in the world competing at this event. Specifically, the top 10 are all set to tee off against one another.
The current top 10 in the world are as follows:
- Jon Rahm
- Collin Morikawa
- Viktor Hovland
- Patrick Cantlay
- Dustin Johnson
- Rory McIlroy
- Justin Thomas
- Xander Schauffele
- Cameron Smith
- Hideki Matsuyama
Defending champion Max Homa is currently ranked the 37th best golfer in the world. He will look to regain that title and has great momentum coming in from excellent play at the Waste Management Open.
As weird as it is to see, Rory Mcllroy will be making his debut for the 2022 season under the PGA Tour. He has spent most of his time this season with the DP World Tour, where he placed T12 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and then a close third-place finish at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Most Likely Favorites to Succeed
Collin Morikawa is another top name that will be making his Tour debut this season. He played fairly well at this event last season with his tee to green performance, but he lost it all in his putting. With improved putting, he has a good chance to redeem himself.
Jon Rahm is the best-ranked golfer in the world and will put his skills to the test. He could arguably have the most pressure to perform, especially with every top-ranked golfer looking to show him up.
Patrick Cantlay narrowly missed his chance to win the Waste Management Open in a playoff to Scottie Scheffler. The fourth-ranked golfer in the world has displayed excellent play all the way around and has the best momentum heading into this event.
Justin Thomas is another name to consider as the seventh-best golfer in the world. With his recent T8 play at the Waste Management Open, he, too, has great momentum heading into this one.