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Genesis Invitational: Opening Odds Preview

Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Network

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After an incredible showing at the WM Phoenix Open which ended in a three-hole playoff between Patrick Cantlay and now, first-time PGA Tour winner Scottie Scheffler, the tour heads to the iconic Riviera Country club for the 2022 Genesis Invitational. The Genesis Invitational concludes the west coast swing with another stacked field. A field that features all the 10 best golfers in the world. Headlined by PointsBet Sportbook’s outright favorite and world number one, Jon Rahm (+850), this incredibly deep field will be one to marvel at.

Defending champion Max Homa is listed at +4000, a little bit lower than last year’s closing price of +5000. Homa heads into this week’s tournament riding a bit of momentum from his T14 finish at the WM Phoenix Open. While T14 may be a disappointment for Homa and Homa backers, he should be full of confidence at an event he won and finished T5 the year prior.

I would use caution should you decide backing Rahm at +850. In his last 15 events as the favorite or co-favorite, Rahm has just one win. He does have a fair number of top-10 finishes. Should the market allow it, I would likely shy away from backing him outright and placing a wager on a top-10 finish.

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Here’s a look at the notable odds set by oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook:

(Genesis Invitational odds vs PointsBet Sportsbook)

+850: Jon Rahm

+1100: Patrick Cantlay

+1500: Justin Thomas

+1800: Dustin Johnson

+2000: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa

+2200: Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith

+2500: Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland

+2800: Will Zalatoris

+3000: Brooks Koepka

+3500: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sam Burns, Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im

+4000: Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Max Homa

+5000: Tony Finau, Marc Leishman, Russell Henley, Talor Gooch

+6000: Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Jason Kokrak, Joaquin Niemann

+6600: Seamus Power, Thomas Pieters, Abraham Ancer

+7000: Kevin Na, Alex Noren, Patrick Reed, Tom Hoge, Si Woo Kim

+8000: Corey Conners, Luke List, Cameron Tringale

+9000: Lanto Griffin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Mackenzie Hughes, Harold Varner III, Erik van Rooyen, Maverick McNealy

+10000: Adam Hadwin, Sahith Theegala

+12500: Keegan Bradley, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Palmer, Jhonattan Vegas, Martin Laird, Troy Merritt, Robert MacIntyre

+15000: Rickie Fowler, Cam Davis, Joel Dahmen, Pat Perez, Matt Kuchar, Patton Kizzire, Matt Jones, Andrew Putnam, Russell Knox, KH Lee, Carlos Ortiz, Sebastian Munoz, Aaron Wise, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Rai

+20000: Cameron Champ, Wyndham Clark, Charley Hoffman, Branden Grace, James Hahn, Patrick Rodgers, Taylor Pendrith, Mito Pereira, Taylor Moore, Doug Ghim, Cameron Young

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