Last Updated on February 15, 2021

After a tremendous weekend at Pebble Beach following Daniel Berger’s win, the PGA tour makes its way to the Genesis Invitational, also a California event. This is an event that has quite the purse and is one of the better fields of the season for a PGA event. The Riviera Country Club hosts this event, so it will not only be a fun weekend of golf but a great weekend of scenery as well.

The early betting favorite is Dustin Johnson, but there are plenty of competitors that will make this a great finish. Here’s a look at a course preview, odds for the event, how to bet on golf, and much more.


2021 Genesis Invitational Info

The PGA tour is back in California, with this week’s Genesis Invitational. It’s one of the most popular non-majors on the PGA schedule, and it takes place at the prestigious Riviera Country Club. Here’s the details for this week’s tournament.

Where: The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
When: Thursday, February 18th to Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Watch: CBS, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Live
Radio: SiriusXM
Purse: $9,300,000


Genesis Invitational Course Preview – The Riviera Country Club

This year’s Genesis Invitational is hosted at the Riviera Country Club in California, in a nearly century-old golf course. Here’s a look at some of the facts and features for the course, which was designed and engineered by George C. Thomas…free of charge per the website.

  • Hosted by Tiger Woods
  • 95th Edition of the Genesis Invitational
  • Arnold Palmer once said “I consider it one of the great tests of golf”
  • Founded in 1926
  • Top 50 course in the world, ranked in top 25 in the US



Odds to Win Genesis Invitational

The odds for the 2021 Genesis Invitational have been posted at various sportsbooks, and there is yet again a familiar name at the top. Dustin Johnson leads the way as far as odds are concerned at +550. There are some contenders just behind him though, as Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Bryson DeChambeau follow behind him, all at +1700 or better. Here’s a look at the latest odds for this week’s event, courtesy of DraftKings.

Golfer Odds to Win Genesis Invitational
Dustin Johnson +550
Jon Rahm +1200
Rory McIlroy +1300
Justin Thomas +1400
Xander Schauffele +1600
Bryson DeChambeau +1700
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Tony Finau +2200
Brooks Koepka +2500
Daniel Berger +3000

For complete odds of every golfer, check out DraftKings Sportsbook.


How to Bet on The Genesis Invitational

For golf betting, the legal sportsbook platform you use is just as important as the odds and bets themselves, as there are many ways to wager on golf. With that said, the prices matter even more than other sports because of the nature of golf betting. With the majority of PGA betting being focused on the outright market, hitting for long odds on winners is the key. Making sure you take the best price will help you long term to become a potentially profitable sports bettor. For example, if Dustin Johnson is +500 to win at one book but is +600 at another, it’s well worth taking the +600 at other sportsbooks. Now, which sportsbooks are the best to wager on for PGA? Here’s a look at some of our favorites, whether you are betting on this week, the Masters, or the US Open.


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Our Betting Picks To Win The Genesis Invitational

It has been a solid year so far for ActionRush’s golf picks, as we’ve hit on a few futures including +5500 Brooks Koepka for the Waste Management Open and last week hitting +2000 on Daniel Berger for the Pebble Beach Pro Am. Let’s make it three in a row with this week’s Genesis Invitational, a look at our betting picks for the tournament.

Outright Winners

  • Viktor Hovland (+3500)
  • Collin Morikawa (+3300)
  • Kevin Na (+9000)


Field of Golfers

This year’s Genesis Invitational will be a fun one, with many of the best golfers in the world all being in the same tournament. Here is a look at the field for this week’s PGA event, the 2021 Genesis Invitational in California.

Abraham Ancer
Ryan Armour
John Augenstein
Daniel Berger
Keegan Bradley
Wesley Bryan
Sam Burns
Patrick Cantlay
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Wyndham Clark
Corey Conners
Austin Cook
Joel Dahmen
Cameron Davis
Bryson DeChambeau
Tyler Duncan
Tony Finau
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Rickie Fowler
Dylan Frittelli
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Brian Gay
Doug Ghim
Lucas Glover
Talor Gooch
Branden Grace
Lanto Griffin
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Brian Harman
Padraig Harrington
Scott Harrington
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Harry Higgs
Bo Hoag
Charley Hoffman
Tom Hoge
J.B. Holmes
Max Homa
Viktor Hovland
Charles Howell III
Mark Hubbard
Mackenzie Hughes
Dustin Johnson
Matt Jones
Sung Kang
Si Woo Kim
Tae Hoon Kim
Russell Knox
Brooks Koepka
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Danny Lee
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Marc Leishman
Luke List
Adam Long
Willie Mack III
Peter Malnati
Hideki Matsuyama
Denny McCarthy
Tyler McCumber
Rory McIlroy
Maverick McNealy
Troy Merritt
Francesco Molinari
Collin Morikawa
Sebastián Muñoz
Kevin Na
Matthew NeSmith
Joaquin Niemann
Alex Noren
Henrik Norlander
Andy Ogletree
Carlos Ortiz
C.T. Pan
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
J.T. Poston
Jon Rahm
Chez Reavie
Doc Redman
Patrick Rodgers
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
Robby Shelton
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Jordan Spieth
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Tyler Strafaci
Sepp Straka
Robert Streb
Kevin Streelman
Brian Stuard
Nick Taylor
Vaughn Taylor
Justin Thomas
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Cameron Tringale
Harold Varner III
Camilo Villegas
Jimmy Walker
Bubba Watson
Richy Werenski
Matthew Wolff
Gary Woodland
Will Zalatoris
Xinjun Zhang


Betting History for the Tournament

The Genesis Invitational has been around for quite some time, and has some rich history. When it comes to sports betting, this tournament has carried some of the more prestigious winners on the PGA tour, which makes it a fun event for wagering. Here’s a look at the leaders in terms of odds for the top 5 to win the 2020 event.

  • Rory McIlroy (+700)
  • Justin Thomas (+750)
  • Jon Rahm (+800)
  • Dustin Johnson (+1400)
  • Tiger Woods (+1600)

Last year’s winner was Adam Scott, whose odds were +3300 to win the tournament. This means a $10 wager would have returned $330 and a $100 wager would have returned $3300.



Genesis Invitational FAQ

Who is the betting favorite to win the 2021 Genesis Invitational?

The favorite to win the 2021 Genesis Invitational is Dustin Johnson.

Who won the 2020 Genesis Invitational?

The winner of the 2020 Genesis Invitational was Adam Scott.

Can I bet on The Genesis Invitational?

Yes. With the PGA being a part of legal sports betting in states that permit, you can legally wager on all PGA events.

Will there be fans at the Genesis Invitational?

No. There will be no fans at the 2021 Genesis Invitational amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action Rush Staff