The Genesis Invitational Betting Underdogs 2022

The 2022 Genesis Invitational has an incredibly loaded field. The top 10 in the world are playing, and 35 within the top 50 are set to tee off. 


Underdogs are going to look different than in typical events, which will be like finding a needle in a haystack. Check out below just who could pull it off. 


Tournament Details


Date: Feb 17–20, 2022
Course: Riviera Golf Course
Watch on: GOLF, CBS
Purse: $12,000,000


Playing at Riviera 


Riviera Country Club is a remarkably good course, and only a handful of courses relate. Players can either perform well, or it all spirals out of control. 


Looking back at last year, the weather could be one of the biggest factors. For example, the third round last year had “moderate” wind that temporarily suspended play as golf balls were rolling on the greens and hats were flying. 


This course slightly favors the long hitters that can excel at their short game too. Short hitters can be successful too, but their game has to be perfect. 


Top Underdogs at Play


As far as the betting favorites, the entire top 10 in the world will be competing. Below you will see the next ten just outside of the top 10:


  1. Jordan Spieth
  2. Sam Burns
  3. Scottie Scheffler
  4. Abraham Ancer
  5. Tony Finau
  6. Brooks Koepka
  7. Sungjae Im
  8. Jason Kokrak
  9. Matt Fitzpatrick
  10. Patrick Reed

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Sam Burns might have the most appealing opportunity awaiting him. Currently, 14th in the world, he finished third at this event last year. 


Matt Fitzpatrick, coming in at 25th, was not too far behind Burns and had an opportunity to win last year. He finished T5 but could have won if he did not play even in the final round. 


Tony Finau is an obvious choice for many. The 18th best golfer in the world came in second and lost in a playoff. He had an incredible final round of 7-under to force the playoff. 


Underdogs That Could Succeed 


13th best Jordan Spieth has some redemption to look forward to here. After tying for 15th last year, he has some work to do if he wants to win against golf’s best. He recently came up short in second at the AT&T Pebble Beach but did not make the cut at the Waste Management Open. 


Scottie Scheffler will have a ton of attention on him this time around. After winning in a dramatic fashion at the Waste Management Open, he should have the best momentum heading into this event. In addition, he tied for 20th at this event last year and had a great final round. 


Talor Gooch is one heck of a value play if you consider him an underdog. The 33rd ranked golfer tied for 12th at this event last year but could have done better if he did not have an even final round. His last victory was back in November of last year in the RSM Classic.

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