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2021 Genesis Invitational Odds

The iconic Riviera Country Club is the setting for the PGA Tour this week, hosting the 2021 Genesis Invitational from February 18-21 in Pacific Palisades, California.

Sam Burns has come out of the gate firing, putting up a -12 through two rounds to be the slight betting favorite at +200 to win the Genesis Invitational over Dustin Johnson at Bovada. Johnson opened as the pre-tournament favorite at +550 and is now listed at +275. He trails Burns by five strokes with a two-round score of -7.

Here’s a look at the golfers with the likeliest odds to go all the way in the Golden State:

Who is Favored to Win the Genesis Invitational?

2021 Genesis Invitational Odds
GolferOddsOpening Odds
Sam Burns+200+12500
Dustin Johnson+275+550
Joaquin Niemann+1000+4000
Patrick Cantlay+1200+1400
Jordan Spieth+1400+3300
Jason Kokrak+1800+12500
Brooks Koepka+2500+2500
Max Homa+2500+4500
Tony Finau+3300+2500
Jon Rahm+4000+1200
Matthew Fitzpatrick+4500+8000
Wyndham Clark+4500+15000
Tyler MacCumber+5000+40000
Cameron Smith+5500+10000
Will Zalatoris+9000+6600
Alex Noren+10000+15000
Xander Schauffele+10000+1400
Viktor Hovland+15000+3000
Talor Gooch+20000+15000
Andrew Landry+30000+50000

Odds as of February 20 at Bovada

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Course and Tournament Information

  • Course: Riviera Country Club
  • Location: Pacific Palisades, California
  • Dates: February 18-21, 2021
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 7,322 yards
  • Purse: $9.3 million

Scott Has Good Memories of the Genesis

Adam Scott returns to Riviera with the intention of winning his second straight Genesis Invitational after triumphing here a year ago. The victory was Scott’s 14th on the PGA Tour and 29th worldwide. 

Five players held a share of the lead at some point on Sunday last year, including McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa and Joel Dahmen. Scott shot a 1-under 70 to top runners-up Sung Kang, Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar by two strokes. 

Plenty of Star Power at Riviera

Tiger Woods, the host of the Genesis Invitational, will be in attendance but won’t play as he’s still recovering from a back procedure last month. 

The invitation-only format of the Genesis makes for a staggeringly high number of big names. Major champions Johnson, DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa and Francesco Molinari will tee it up, along with world No. 2 Jon Rahm.

Johnson, who decided not to play at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, will be back in action at a course where he won in 2017. Johnson’s sole 2021 appearance came at the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions, where he posted a T-11 showing.

Other past winners at Riviera who will be back for more hardware include J.B. Holmes, James Hahn, Charles Howell III and Bubba Watson. 

Genesis Invitational Pick

Patrick Cantlay +1400

Cantlay’s elevation to the top of golf oddsboards is well deserved. Cantlay, who prevailed at nearby Sherwood at the ZoZo Championship in October, is arriving after going 2nd-T3 from PGA West to Pebble Beach.

The American has an excellent track record at Riviera. Cantlay has finished T-4, T-15 and T-17 at the track since 2018. He’s in a great spot to challenge for the title and pick up his first win at the Genesis.


Golf is unique for many reasons, but one of them is the significant number of betting props available at weekly tournaments. The Genesis Invitational is no different.

Sportsbooks are offering odds on things like whether there will be a hole-in-one, OVER/UNDERs on the winning score for the eventual champion and odds on which players from specific countries will have the lowest score, to name a few.

Like other sports, betting on props is a fun and unique way to enhance your golf gambling experience.

Live Betting

Live Betting is arguably one of the most exciting ways to bet on golf. If the player you placed a pre-tournament bet on is out of the running at any point during the Genesis Invitational, you can bet on another golfer as the days go by and have another stake in the game.

If there are only a few men in the hunt on the final day, the odds likely won’t be significantly high, but your chances of winning are. We’ve seen this happen multiple times in the PGA Tour’s Return to Golf, as multiple tournaments have gone to a playoff.

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