2021 Genesis Invitational Odds: Dustin Johnson the Clear Favorite at Riviera

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Tiger Woods may not be here, but the stars are certainly coming out for the 2021 Genesis Invitational. Twelve of the top 15 golfers in the world have made the trip to Riviera for a tournament that kicks off an eight-week stretch that includes a WGC, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, THE PLAYERS and something called The Masters.

Dustin Johnson, who skipped Pebble Beach after winning in The Middle East two weeks ago, is back atop the odds at +550. Considering his form over the last seven months, it could be a while before we see DJ enter a tournament as a non-favorite. Since withdrawing from the 3M Open in July, DJ has finished T12-T2-1-2-1-T6-T2-1-T11-1 over his last 10 starts, which include three majors, the FedEx Cup Playoffs and a WGC event. Not too shabby.

Johnson has clearly separated himself from the chasing pack as the next player on the board, Jon Rahm, is more than double DJ’s odds at +1200. Things get bunched up pretty quickly in this range as there are eight golfers listed between +1200 and +2500:

  • Jon Rahm +1200
  • Rory McIlroy +1300
  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Xander Schauffele +1600
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1700
  • Patrick Cantlay +1800
  • Tony Finau +2200
  • Brooks Koepka +2500
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Last week’s winner, Daniel Berger, kicks off the next grouping at +3000. He’s joined by young guns Collin Morikawa (+3300) and Viktor Hovland (+3500). Berger, who was outside the top 100 in the world when golf returned last June, has two wins and seven top-five finishes since the beginning of 2020. In other words, we could see Berger priced with the Rahm’s, McIlroy’s and Schauffele’s of the world pretty soon.

Berger’s win ended up being the story, but all the buzz heading into play on Sunday was whether or not Jordan Spieth could close out his 54-hole lead and get his first win since 2017. It wasn’t meant to be for Spieth, but it still was the second week in a row that the three-time major winner was contending. It’s been a while since that’s happened and bookmakers are proceeding with caution as Spieth is listed at +4000 for The Genesis. It wasn’t that long ago that Spieth would be tagged with triple-digit odds in a field like this.

Joining Spieth at +4000 is defending champion Adam Scott, who was last seen finishing T-10 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Riviera is a “Bubba Track,” so you can be pretty sure that Bubba Watson (+5000) will be a pretty popular punt in this range. Watson, who has two wins here in the last five years, will likely see his odds shorten quite a bit throughout the week so if you want to bet Bubba, you best get it in early.

It wasn’t that long ago that Matthew Wolff (+8000) was listed among the top 10 or 15 favorites every time he tee’d it up. Wolff’s performance in the fall, which included a runner-up at the U.S. Open and a T-4 at the PGA Championship, made it look like he was on his way to a monster 2021 campaign. That hasn’t been the case, however, as the 21-year-old has yet to crack the top-35 in any of his three starts this year.

The field at Pebble Beach was obviously much less competitive than what we’ll see this week, but it’s still worth noting that Will Zalatoris was among the favorites to win just a few days ago and for good reason. Zalatoris was coming off back-to-back top-20 finishes at the Farmers and Waste Management and it looked like a matter of when, not if, Zalatoris was going to get his first TOUR win. One pedestrian performance later, a T-55 finish at Pebble Beach, and now Zalatoris finds himself at +9000 along with Russell Henley, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Na and Carlos Ortiz. How fickle.

A couple of other longshots to keep in your back pocket are Gary Woodland (+10000) and Francesco Molinari (+12500). After down years in 2020, both major winners looked to have found their game in the early part of 2021 and caught a little bit of betting buzz over the past month. Neither player was able to cash in on that hype and thus, they have both tumbled down the board into the triple-digits.

2021 Genesis Invitational Odds

Odds as of Monday morning and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Player Odds
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
Collin Morikawa +3300
Viktor Hovland +3500
Adam Scott +4000
Jordan Spieth +4000
Hideki Matsuyama +4500
Scottie Scheffler +5000
Bubba Watson +5000
Joaquin Niemann +5500
Abraham Ancer +7000
Tyler Duncan +7000
Marc Leishman +7000
Max Homa +7000
Sergio Garcia +8000
Matthew Wolff +8000
Russell Henley +9000
Jason Kokrak +9000
Carlos Ortiz +9000
Will Zalatoris +9000
Cameron Davis +10000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +10000
Si Woo Kim +10000
Cameron Smith +10000
Cameron Tringale +10000
Gary Woodland +10000
Sam Burns +12500
Corey Conners +12500
Charley Hoffman +12500
Brian Harman +12500
Matt Kuchar +12500
Francesco Molinari +12500
Kevin Streelman +12500
Rickie Fowler +15000
Lanto Griffin +15000
James Hahn +15000
Maverick McNealy +15000
Henrik Norlander +15000
Brendon Todd +15000
Keegan Bradley +17500
Wyndham Clark +17500
Talor Gooch +17500
Emiliano Grillo +17500
Adam Hadwin +17500
Matt Jones +17500
Russell Knox +17500
Luke List +17500
Matthew NeSmith +17500
J.T. Poston +17500
Brendan Steele +17500
Dylan Fritelli +20000
Doug Ghim +20000
Cameron Champ +25000
Jim Furyk +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Charles Howell III +25000
MacKenzie Hughes +25000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +25000
Martin Laird +25000
Nate Lashley +25000
Peter Malnati +25000
Sebastian Munoz +25000
Alex Noren +25000
Chez Reavie +25000
Kyle Stanley +25000
Michael Thompson +25000
Harold Varner III +25000
Joel Dahmen +27500
Branden Grace +27500
Bo Hoag +27500
Tom Hoge +27500
J.B Holmes +27500
Mark Hubbard +27500
Adam Long +27500
Denny McCarthy +27500
Scott Piercy +27500
Doc Redman +27500
Patrick Rodgers +27500
Charl Schwartzel +27500
Brandt Snedeker +27500
Sepp Straka +27500
Brian Stuard +27500
Nick Taylor +27500
Vaughn Taylor +27500
Richy Werenski +27500
Wesley Bryan +50000
Stewart Cink +50000
Austin Cook +50000
Padraig Harrington +50000
Harry Higgs +50000
Troy Merritt +50000
Pat Perez +50000
Robby Shelton +50000
Sung Kang +50000
Ryan Armour +75000
C.T. Pan +75000
Brian Gay +75000
Jim Herman +75000
Andrew Landry +75000
Danny Lee +75000
Tyler McCumber +75000
Robert Streb +75000
Xinjun Zhang +75000
John Augenstein +100000
Andy Ogletree +100000
Camilo Villegas +100000
Jimmy Walker +100000
Scott Harrington +100000
Willie Mack III +100000
Tyler Strafaci +100000
Tae Hoon Kim +100000