2023 The Genesis Invitational Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions (PGA Tour 2022/23, February 16-19)
One of the oldest golf tournaments, The Genesis Invitational, is back with the top 130 players. Since the prestigious event has many outstanding golfers, you may want some expert advice while betting on the champ. That’s why BetZillion is here with 2023 Genesis Invitational betting tips, odds, and predictions for your guidance.
2023 Genesis Open Golf Event Key Info
|Event:||2022-23 PGA Tour, The Genesis Invitational 2023|
|Venues:||Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Dates:||February 16 – February 19, 2023|
The event will be live streaming on Golf Channel and Peacock. Don’t forget to check out the live bookmakers and place your bets online on the latest 2023 PGA Tour odds anytime, anywhere.
PGA The Genesis Invitational 2023 Betting Odds – Bookmaker’s Favorites
The Genesis Invitational 2023 will feature many great names, but one will emerge as the champion. Below are the top 5 Genesis Invitational golf 2023 betting picks most favorite to bookies.
- Jon Rahm @ 8.5 (15/2)
- Rory McIlroy @ 10.0 (9/1)
- Scottie Scheffler @ 11.0 (10/1)
- Justin Thomas @ 15.0 (14/1)
- Xander Schauffele @ 15.0 (14/1)
So, Rahmbo is the most likely to win, with his odds at 8.5 (15/2). He is entering the tournament after winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions 2023 and the American Express 2023 last month.
On the other hand, Rory is also likely to win at 10.0 (9/1). His latest victory was the Hero Dubai Desert Classic last month on the European Tour. So, Jon and Rory are probably the safest to bet on the field and get some bonuses.
However, if you want to try other players for greater rewards, below are our best PGA Tour Los Angeles Open 2023 predictions and expert picks.
Justin Thomas to Win @ 15.0 (14/1)
Our first pick is Justin Thomas, who has the odds of winning at 15.0 (14/1). Justin was also at no.1 in 2018 due to an exceptional 2017. That year, he got five PGA Tour victories, including the PGA Championship and the CJ Cup.
We made JT our first pick because he won the PGA Championship again last year on May 22. Also, in the 2022 President Cup, he won all four matches with Jordan Spieth. So, Justin can be an interesting pick with some free bet bonuses.
Collin Marikowa to Win @ 19.0 (18/1)
Our next pick is the local boy, Collin Marikowa, who is Los Angeles born. He turned professional in 2019 and is already dominating the game with six amazing victories. After the legendary Tiger Woods, he made the highest number of consecutive cuts (22) by the start of his PGA career.
The two of his wins are in major events, i.e., the PGA Championship in 2020 and the Open Championship in 2021. He was also so close to grabbing the trophy in two tournaments. First was last year’s Genesis Invitational, where he was 2-shots behind Joaquín Niemann, then last month in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where Jon Rahm defeated him by 2 strikes (2 seems his favorite number). Anyways, we cannot deny Collin has the potential to lift the trophy and is a strong prediction to be the winner.
Viktor Hovland to Win @ 26.0 (25/1)
Victor Hovland is also among the potential winners, as his Genesis Open 2023 odds of winning are at 26.0 (25/1). Victor was the first Norwegian golfer to get a PGA victory in 2020 (after starting his professional career in 2019).
We picked V. Hovland because he defended his Hero World Challenge title last December. The interesting part is he defeated Scottie Scheffler back-to-back in both finals. So, he can rise above all and score this Genesis Open victory.
Brief History of The Genesis Invitational
The event was started 97 years ago, in 1926, which indicates its reputation. It was first known as the Los Angeles Open until 1970 (still some people call it by the same name), but now it is called Genesis Open after changing eight names. The event was not played only in 1943 due to World War II. Of 17 players who won the event more than once, 2 have won it four times.
Last 5 Winners
- 2022 – Joaquin Niemann
- 2021 – Max Homa
- 2020 – Adam Scott
- 2019 – J. B. Holmes
- 2018 – Bubba Watson
The Tiger is Back, While the Defending Champ is Absent
One of the biggest news about Genesis Invitational 2023 is returning of the great Tiger Woods as he is the host. Although his odds are not so great (at 125.0), watching a legend swinging the golf club will be fascinating. On the other hand, Joaquin Niemann, the defending champion, is not in the field as he is ineligible.
The Genesis Invitational 2023: Picking Underdogs
Besides the outrights, there are also some great names who can win the event but have high odds. These underdogs can grant you massive bonuses on their victory. So, here is our Los Angeles Open 2023 golf betting preview of the two best underdogs you cannot ignore while choosing the golf bookmakers.
Hideki Matsuyama to Win @ 41.0 (40/1)
First, we recommend betting on the 2021 Masters Tournament winner, Hideki Matsuyama. With odds at 41.0 (40/1), he can give you magnificent bonuses if he wins, being popular among Japanese bookmakers. Another reason we picked Matsuyama is that he is two times Phoenix Open Champion and won Sony Open in Hawaii last year.
Justin Rose to Win @ 67.0 (66/1)
Justin is among the most experienced players in the field (42 years old), but his odds of winning are at 67.0 (66/1). We think Rose can win the event as he is the winner of the U.S. Open and runner-up of The Open Championship and Masters Tournament (twice). Furthermore, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the start of this February.
Our Recommended Genesis Invitational 2023 Predictions
So, our final golf PGA 2023 Genesis Open betting predictions are:
- Collin Marikowa to Win @ 19.0 (18/1)
- Viktor Hovland to Win @ 26.0 (25/1)
- Hideki Matsuyama to Win @ 41.0 (40/1)
Rahm and Rory might be favorites; we think Collin may leave everyone amazed and lift the trophy. Justin Thomas and Victor Hovland are also probable winners, but you can’t look down on Hideki and Justin for the underdogs. Apart from betting on the winners for huge bonuses, the presence of Woods will light up the event and should raise interest in golf betting predictions.