It is said that golf is better and more popular when Tiger Woods is playing and at his best. Handicappers would say the glory days of Tiger were better because things were much more orderly with the Golf Betting Lines. Now golf has reached a level of unpredictability that has made gamblers second-guessing themselves almost constantly. For many betting on golf is now about waiting in the weeds for the last two rounds of the weekend. To illuminate, it’s a new practice for waiting on the prices of trailing players that can make a late charge.
2020 Genesis Invitational
|Date||February 13 through February 16, 2020|
|Location:||Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California|
|2020 Genesis Invitational TV Coverage:||CBS and GOLF Channel|
|Golf Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Rory McIlroy 15/2, Justin Thomas 8/1, Jon Rahm 9/1, Dustin Johnson 12/1, Tiger Woods 18/1, Patrick Cantlay 20/1, Brooks Koepka 22/1, Xander Schauffele 22/1, Bubba Watson 25/1, Tony Finau 28/1, Hideki Matsuyama 28/1, Adam Scott 33/1, Jason Day 33/1, Patrick Reed 40/1, Justin Rose 40/1, Abraham Ancer 40/1, Marc Leishman 40/1, Phil Mickelson 40/1, Sergio Garcia 50/1, Collin Morikawa 50/1, Bryson Dechambeau 50/1, Sungjae Im 50/1, Jordan Spieth 55/1, Paul Casey 55/1, Matt Kuchar 60/1, Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1, JB Holmes 70/1, Charles Howell III 80/1, Brandon Grace 80/1, Cameron Smith 90/1, Ryan Moore 90/1, Alex Noren 90/1, Joaquin Niemann 90/1, Kevin Na 90/1, Max Homa 90/1|
2020 Genesis Invitational Overview
Founded in 1926 as the Los Angeles Open the Genesis Invitational has been played under various names since 1926. Specifically, it is best known as the final California tournament before the tour heads towards Florida. The Tiger Woods Foundation organizes this event. Namely, the Riviera Country Club has hosted this tournament on a near-continuous basis since 1973. Genesis is the luxury division of Hyundai Motors and took over title sponsorship in 2017. JB Holmes was the sportsbook winner last year at the Genesis Invitational. He was paid a tidy $1.3 million for the victory.
Top and Recent Winners
Overall Bubba Watson has won this event three times with the latest being in 2018. Dustin Johnson was the winner in 2017 with Watson winning 2016 and James Hahn taking it in 2015. Macdonald Smith and Lloyd Mangrum are tied for all-time wins here at four each. Watson’s three wins put him even with Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer.
This Week’s Top Contenders
Concurrently Rory McIlroy is favored and number one on the Official World Golf Ranking. He has finished ninth or better in seven of his last eight appearances. Fashion is the last win at the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions in November of 2019.
In the same way, Justin Thomas is in good form and fourth on the OWGR. Thomas has placed ninth for better in seven of his last nine tournaments. Week one saw him win the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Comparable to that is Jon Rahm, who is third on the OWGR. Rahm has six consecutive finishes of ninth place or better.
Golf Betting Odd Picks
On this occasion, Jon Rahm is a good pick out of the many attractive choices with the Golf Betting Lines. Dating back to last season Rahm has been one of the most consistent players in golf since last fall.
Golf Betting Online Pick: Jon Rahm