Genesis Invitational Betting Odds: Dustin Johnson the Favorite to Win

The next stop on the PGA Tour is the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Golf Course in Pacific Palisades, California.

Australian Adam Scott won the tournament last year, taking home over $1.6 million of the $9.3 million purse. It was also the second time that he won the Genesis Invitational in his career.

Scott’s odds sit at +3300 to win it for the third time, according to BetOnline.

Instead, Dustin Johnson (+625) sits atop of the odds list as the favorite to win it all. After all, it was just three months ago that he won the 2020 Masters Tournament and two weeks since his win at the Saudi International (European Tour).

Johnson also won the Genesis Invitational back in 2017.

However, there are more than just two players competing this week. This article will help you see which golfers have the top odds of winning it all.

Genesis Invitational General Information

  • Date: February 18 – 21, 2021
  • Location: Riviera Golf Course in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Prize Purse: $9.3 million USD
  • Winners Share: $1.674 million USD
  • FedEx Cup Points: 550
  • Channel: Golf Channel, CBS

Genesis Invitational Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, February 16

  • Dustin Johnson +625
  • Jon Rahm +1100
  • Rory McIlroy +1300
  • Justin Thomas +1500
  • Patrick Cantlay +1500
  • Xander Schauffele +1500
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1600

Dustin Johnson +625

As mentioned above, Johnson is trying to ride the moment of winning the Masters. Unfortunately, he finished T11 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in his latest PGA Tour start, so he’ll be looking to bounce back after his -15 performance on the European Tour.

After all, he’s the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world for a reason. Johnson’s finished in the top-10 nine times over 14 appearances at the Genesis Invitational. It’s safe to say that Johnson has the pedigree to back up his ranking.

Jon Rahm +1100

Jon Rahm enters the tournament as the No. 2 golfer in the world. In the 2021 season, Rahm has played in seven tournaments, finishing seventh in three of them (including the Masters).

His best finish came when he tied for second at the Zozo Championship in October.

Rahm did compete at last year’s Genesis Invitational, finishing T17.

Rory McIlroy +1300

It may seem crazy to believe, but Rory McIlroy has not won a tournament since November 2019.

It’s gotten to the point where he was using a swing-plane perfector last week in hopes that he could get his swing feeling right before the Genesis Invitational.

McIlroy finished T5 at the 2020 Masters, his best finish of the season, but he’s ended up outside of the top-10 over his last two tournaments. Having the third-best odds this week, the pressure will be on the 31-year-old.

Justin Thomas/Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele +1500

Justin Thomas could have an outside chance of upsetting the above favorites.

He’s has finished in the top-5 three times out of seven 2021 tournaments so far. Thomas also leads all golfers in birdies averaged with 5.32 per round.

Meanwhile, Patrick Cantlay is having quite the 2021 season. He’s already won the Zozo Championship, but he’s also finished his last two tournaments in second and third place respectively.

He’s also entering this week’s tournament with the most FedEx Cup points on the PGA Tour with 1,179.

Xander Schauffele, who’s yet to win a tournament this season, is coming off back-to-back second-place finishes at the Farmers Insurance Open and Waste Management Phoenix Open.

He entered the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix open tied for the lead, but wound up finishing one shot back of the eventual winner, Brooks Koepka.

Bryson DeChambeau +1600

While Bryson DeChambeau has only played in four tournaments so far this season, he’s seen a fair amount of success.

Out of his four events, DeChambeau has finished in the top-10 three teams, including winning the 2020 U.S. Open back in September.

Since then he’s finished T8, T34 and T7, so he’ll be looking for a better finish at Riviera this week.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.