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Updated 2022 Genesis Invitational Odds & Longshot Picks: Time to Bet Tony Finau & Kevin Na?

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Player Odds
Jon Rahm +1000
Patrick Cantlay +1100
Justin Thomas +1500
Dustin Johnson +1600
Rory McIlroy +2000
Cameron Smith +2200
Collin Morikawa +2200
Hideki Matsuyama +2200
Viktor Hovland +2200
Xander Schauffele +2200
Scottie Scheffler +2800
Will Zalatoris +2800
Bubba Watson +3300
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3300
Brooks Koepka +3500
Sam Burns +3500
Adam Scott +4000
Jordan Spieth +4000
Im Sung-jae +5000
Marc Leishman +5000
Max Homa +5000
Talor Gooch +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Joaquin Niemann +6000
Seamus Power +6000
Luke List +6600
Si Woo Kim +6600
Paul Casey +7000
Russell Henley +7000
Sergio Garcia +7000
Jason Kokrak +8000
Kevin Na +8000
Maverick McNealy +8000
Thomas Pieters +8000
Abraham Ancer +9000
Alexander Noren +9000
Patrick Reed +9000
Cameron Tringale +10000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +10000
Corey Conners +10000
Erik Van Rooyen +10000
Harold Varner III +10000
Lanto Griffin +10000
Mackenzie Hughes +10000
Tom Hoge +10000
Adam Hadwin +12500
Jhonattan Vegas +12500
Robert MacIntyre +12500
Sahith Theegala +12500
Aaron Wise +15000
Carlos Ortiz +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
Keegan Bradley +15000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +15000
Martin Laird +15000
Matt Jones +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Ryan Palmer +15000
Taylor Moore +15000
Troy Merritt +15000
Aaron Rai +17500
Andrew D. Putnam +17500
Joel Dahmen +17500
Russell Knox +17500
Branden Grace +20000
Cameron Davis +20000
Cameron Young +20000
Charley Hoffman +20000
Doug Ghim +20000
Min Woo Lee +20000
Mito Guillermo Pereira +20000
Pat Perez +20000
Rickie Fowler +20000
Sebastian Munoz +20000
Taylor Pendrith +20000
Cameron Champ +25000
James Hahn +25000
Lee Hodges +25000
Patrick Rodgers +25000
Wyndham Clark +25000
Beau Hossler +30000
Charl Schwartzel +30000
Chez Reavie +30000
J. J. Spaun +30000
JT Poston +30000
Matt Wallace +30000
Matthew NeSmith +30000
Scott Stallings +30000
Vincent Whaley +30000
Brendan Steele +35000
Dylan Frittelli +35000
Emiliano Grillo +35000
Andrew Landry +40000
Doc Redman +40000
Harry Higgs +40000
Robert Streb +40000
Sepp Straka +40000
Adam Long +50000
Adam Schenk +50000
Cheng-Tsung Pan +50000
Danny Lee +50000
David Lipsky +50000
Henrik Norlander +50000
Kramer Hickok +50000
Kyle Stanley +50000
Michael Brennan +50000
Peter Malnati +50000
Sam Ryder +50000
Scott Piercy +50000
Anirban Lahiri +60000
Brian Stuard +60000
Hank Lebioda +60000
Jaekyeong Lee +75000
Kevin Tway +75000
Roger Sloan +75000
Aaron Beverly +100000
Brandon Hagy +100000
Chesson Hadley +100000
Nick Watney +100000

The PGA TOUR’s  next stop might not have the festive pizzazz that we saw on display at the WM Phoenix Open in Scottsdale this past week, but there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the golf we are about to see.

The Genesis Invitational has become one of the tentpole events in the early season calendar featuring many of the TOUR’s biggest names.

A stacked field of contenders means there are plenty of players with exciting odds further down the board. Finding players who can handle the unique tests of Riviera Country Club could lead to a profitable Sunday for smart bettors.

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Tony Finau +6000

This event offers a chance for Tony Finau to get some redemption. Last season, he had a great chance to win the Genesis Invitational, earning a spot in a playoff against Max Homa. Finau looked like a shoo-in when Homa’s tee shot bounced directly behind a tree, but Homa miraculously found a way to get up and down, tie the hole, and win the event on the next playoff hole.

Finau may not have collected the win in 2021, but it was another one of his patented close calls. Here at Riviera he has had several chances to compete on Sunday. Not only was he the runner-up last year, but he was T13 in 2019 and T2 in 2018.

His 2022 season has yet to take flight, but this event offers an opportunity for him to get the ball rolling. I’m happy to nab a top 20 player in the world at odds this high.

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March Leishman +6000

Riviera Country Club never plays like the typical PGA Tour track. The firm greens and architectural quirks slow down the biggest bombers, instead favoring golfers with some extra thought behind their shots.

Marc Leishman fits that bill and has played well at Riviera in the past. Leishman earned top five finishes here in both 2019 and 2016. He’s also made the cut each of the last two years at the Genesis Invitational.

His success at this course is backed up by his recent strong play on Tour. Leishman has made the cut in all seven events he’s played in the 2022 FedEx Cup season, including the T16 finish at Torrey Pines in his last start in the States.

Kevin Na +7500

Riviera Country Club is home to a tricky golf course that requires a deft pair of hands around the greens. According to analytics from DataGolf, Strokes Gained: Around the Green contributes to 19 percent of the difference in scores at this event on average, starkly above the 14 percent at the average PGA Tour event. Last year, that number at this event was over 22 percent.

That has me eyeing players with great short games, and none has been better recently than Na. Whether you use the last six months or the last calendar year as the cut-off date, Na has led the golf world in Strokes Gained: Around the Green, per DataGolf. In the last year, he’s gained +0.74 strokes per round with his chips and pitches.

The difference between Na and second place in that metric (Matt Jones, more on him in a moment) is the same gap between second place and 19th place.

Na has been by far the best short game player in the world during the last two seasons on Tour, setting him up well at Riviera. That has proven true in his starts here. Na has four top 10s at this event since 2010, including a runner-up finish in 2018.

Matt Jones +15000

As mentioned above, Jones has been the second-best short game player in the world over the last year. That skill around the putting surfaces has made up for Jones’ misgivings elsewhere in his game, namely his pedestrian iron play.

Last season, Jones used his short game play to have one of his best on Tour yet. The 41-year-old Australian made 27 of 30 cuts last season with three top 10s and a win at the Honda Classic. He has already turned in some strong finishes this year, most notably a tie for third place at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Last season at this venue, Jones finished T8 despite losing strokes on his approach shots. If he can dial in his swing, his putting and chipping could propel a rise up the leaderboard over the weekend.

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