The Genesis Invitational Betting Preview 2022

The 2022 Genesis Invitational is held in the beautiful Pacific Palisades, California, where a ton of the best names in golf will be competing. The 120 player field will be composed of 35 of the top 50 golfers in the world. 


In addition, fans will get to see Tiger Woods host the event. Below is all the information you need to find the best pick to win. 

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Tournament Details


Date: Feb 17–20, 2022

Course: Riviera Golf Course

Watch on: GOLF, CBS

Purse: $12,000,000

Odds for Genesis Invitational 


The following top 10 golfers have the best odds to win. The moneyline has been provided by DraftKings, currently at:

Jon Rahm +800
Patrick Cantlay +1000
Justin Thomas +1400
Dustin Johnson +1600
Hideki Matsuyama +1800
Collin Morikawa +2000
Rory McIlroy +2200
Xander Schauffele +2200
Scottie Scheffler +2200
Cameron Smith +2200

*odds could change at any time


Demanding Course


The usual combination of ball striking, strong iron play, and thinking outside the box could be the difference in playing at Riviera. However, the greens are arguably the most troublesome. 


The greens are poa annua, which is much different compared to other surfaces that newer golfers might not be used to. Indeed, the experience will be key to succeeding putts. 


In addition, these greens will be fast. Some golfers might be kicking themselves after three putting an easy attempt and with the wind messing around too. 


Favorites and Dogs


Patrick Cantlay was so close to winning the Waste Management Open but came up short in a playoff against Scottie Scheffler. Cantlay is the third-ranked golfer in the world and is inching closer to that number one spot. 


Xander Schauffele, the seventh-ranked golfer in the world, had a close finish in last week’s event. He also performed well at this event last year, coming in at T15. Over the last 16 rounds, he has averaged +1.96 strokes per round, making him seventh-best among the field. 


Defending champion Max Homa has +5000 odds to win again. Looking at Homa, it feels like he is an underdog to repeat. In the last 16 rounds, he averaged +1.63 strokes per round which is 10th best in the field. 


Tony Finau also has some outrageous odds at +6000 to repeat his success here. Finau came in second after losing in a playoff to Homa. He could be one of the best options for an underdog, especially after posting a -7 final round to force a playoff last year. 


Potential Winning Pick 


Dustin Johnson was once the number one golfer in the world but has since fallen back to sixth-best. Looking back at last year’s event, he finished T8 with a score of -6. 


Johnson also has the second-best strokes per round at +2.43 and the most experience at 52 Rounds. If this stat alone counts to a win, then he dominates by a long shot based on experience here. 


He has been fairly quiet on the Tour recently, and the attention has been elsewhere. This is a perfect opportunity to jump back into action and take the tournament by storm.

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