Genesis Invitational Odds 2023: Betting Guide For Riviera Country Club


The West Coast swing on the PGA Tour continues in sunny Los Angeles with the annual Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. This year’s Genesis Invitational will take place Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19. Joaquin Niemann was a wire-to-wire winner at last year’s event, but will not return to defend his title as he has since left the PGA TOUR for LIV Golf. Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, which will include Genesis odds as soon as they are posted by top sportsbooks.

Genesis odds

Genesis odds have been posted by the best sports betting sites in the US. View and bet below.

Riviera Country Club Course Trends

Riviera Country Club is one of the most scenic and demanding golf courses on the PGA TOUR schedule each year. Its layout favors elite total drivers with plus distance off the tee, and requires players to work their tee shots in both directions to navigate its many doglegs. The exposure to high winds, thick Kikuyu rough, and small, firm greens place an emphasis on strong short game, particularly on West Coast Poa greens to scramble for pars in difficult conditions.

In terms of Course History, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, and Max Homa highlight the list of players who have repeatedly played well here, suggesting a strong comp to Augusta National.

Over the last 10 years, Dustin Johnson is the only favorite at odds shorter that 25-1 to win the Genesis Invitational. Four of the last five winners have opened at 50-1 odds or longer, so mid-range longshots will make for viable bets at this event.

Genesis Invitational Past Winners

The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for the last 10 winners of The Genesis Invitational.

YearWinnerPre-Tournament Odds
2022Joaquin Niemann+6000
2021Max Homa+6000
2020Adam Scott+3300
2019J.B. Holmes+15000
2018Bubba Watson+5000
2017Dustin Johnson+900
2016Bubba Watson+2500
2015James Hahn+20000
2014Bubba Watson+3300
2013John Merrick+25000

Betting on the Genesis Invitational

Betting on the Genesis Invitational is quite simple. All you have to do is log on to one of the top online sportsbooks in the country, such as DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook or BetMGM. Then, in the left hand column of any of those sites, click on “Golf.”

You should then see an abundance of different ways to bet on the Genesis Invitational including “Tournament Winner,” which is also known as “Outright Winner.” Sportsbooks will also have main options like “Top 5 Finish,” “Top 10 Finish” and “Top 20 Finish.”

Check out a recent PGA Tour event and what the odds board looked like at DraftKings during the tournament.

Different ways to bet on the Genesis Invitational

Betting on the outright winner in golf is the most popular way to wager on the sport and it offers excellent odds for sportsbook users. For instance, even favorites like Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler routinely have odds to win anywhere from +500 to +1200 simply because of how many golfers are in the field each week.

Longshots routinely win in golf so it’s definitely worth doing some research on golfers midway or all the way down the Genesis odds board. Recent surprise victors at Riviera include JB Holmes in 2019 and James Hahn in 2015. Holmes entered the tournament with around +15000 odds to win and Hahn had +20000 odds.

Another way to get bang for your buck is by betting placement markets. Many bettors wager on a particular golfer to finish in the Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 or Top 40. The return is obviously not the same for if you bet outright winner, but these are odds are typically very healthy in comparison to other sports.