2022 Genesis Invitational Updated Betting Odds & Pick: Jon Rahm Still Favored as Collin Morikawa Returns to PGA TOUR

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Updated 2022 Genesis Invitational Odds

*Updated Odds via PointsBet

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
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One week after we got an elite field at TPC Scottsdale, it somehow gets even better in Los Angeles.

A stacked field is headlined by Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy, who are making their returns to the PGA TOUR after a brief foray on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Jon Rahm, as is the case whenever he's in the field, is the betting favorite.

Morikawa played the Sentry Tournament of Champions, while this will be McIlroy's TOUR debut for 2022.

How stacked of a field are we talking? All 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking’s top 10 will be at Riviera Country Club.

Patrick Cantlay will be in action for the third straight week after losing a playoff on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale, while Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama round will also be in action.

It’s no surprise that the game’s best are out this week, since the Genesis’ $12 million purse is the largest of the season so far by $3.3 million.

Jordan Spieth is also playing his third straight tournament and will be joined by young guns Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler, who's coming off his playoff win over Cantlay at the Waste Management Open. Sahith Theegala is in the field after breaking out on a national stage in Arizona, as is Brooks Koepka.

Last year, Burns held the lead for most of the final round, ultimately faltering down the stretch. Max Homa missed a short putt on 18 that put him in a playoff against Tony Finau, which he won. The defending champion will be in action this week.

Other noteworthy names in the field include Abraham Ancer, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Will Zalatoris, who will be making his first appearance since his playoff loss at the Farmers Insurance Open and subsequent COVID-induced withdrawal at Pebble Beach.

Past Champions

Don’t expect a very low number to bring home the trophy this week.

Since 2000, the lowest score to win this tournament is 17-under par. That has only happened twice: in 2009 by Mike Weir and in ’17 when Johnson won.

The last four tournaments at Riviera have been below that, though. Bubba Watson (2018) and Homa (’21) won at 12-under, J.B. Holmes won at 14-under (’19) and Adam Scott won by two strokes at 11-under in ’20.

Watson is in the field this week and is one of four players to have won this tournament more than twice, although he’s the only to have done it in the modern era. Watson, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer won it three times, while Lloyd Magnum won it four times between 1949-56.

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Early Betting Pick

Shane McNichol: Cameron Smith (+2500, Caesars)

The PGA TOUR's West Coast swing finishes with a bang at one of the most interesting courses on the annual golf calendar this week. Riviera offers a unique test on TOUR, with firm and fast greens that test players at every level of the game.

In recent years, the key variation in scores has come in the short game. According to analytics from DataGolf, Strokes Gained: Around the Greens contributes to 19% of the difference in scores at this event on average, starkly above the 14% at the average PGA Tour event. Last year, that number at Riviera was over 22%.

In making a pick, we'll look to players who are skilled with their wedges and have a high golf IQ. Cameron Smith fits that bill.

In the last six months, Smith is a top-15 player by Strokes Gained: Around the Green and a top-five putter in the world in that time. He finished T4 here last year and T6 back in 2018, plus he's been in the top 15 in four of his last five events, including a win at Kapalua.

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