Genesis Invitational Market Report: Tiger Woods is the Most Popular Bet and Biggest Liability

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The Genesis Invitational hosts nearly all of the world's best golfers in Pacific Palisades, California to compete at Riviera Country Club this weekend.

The Genesis field includes 23 of the top 25 players in the world according to the Official World Golf Rankings.

However, the focus this week has been on someone who's not ranked in the top 25 in the world. In fact, he's ranked 1,294th. That man's name is Tiger Woods, and he's making his return to the PGA TOUR this week for the first time since the Open Championship last July.

Not only is all of the media attention on Woods, who opened as the biggest longshot in his career at 150-1, but he is still garnering lots of attention from bettors.

Woods has received the most bets of anyone in the field at the Genesis. He is currently getting 9.2% of the tickets and accounts for 7.7% of the handle. BetMGM has reported that he is the biggest liability in the field.

Woods is currently 125-1 to win the tournament at BetMGM.

However, he isn't the only golfer in the field getting significant action.

Woods' best friend and playing partner this week, Justin Thomas, is getting significant money. He's currently receiving 9% of the bets and accounts for 14.5% of the total handle. He has gone from +1600 to +1400 this week at BetMGM.

Jordan Spieth is also garnering attention in the betting markets. He's currently getting 6.9% of the tickets and accounts for 9.1% of the money. He has gone from +4000 to +3300 at BetMGM.

Those are the three biggest liabilities for BetMGM this week.

Max Homa, Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa are also other popular bets this week.

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