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2022 The Genesis Invitational: Preview, Betting Picks and Favorites

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2022 The Genesis Invitational Preview, Betting Picks and Favorites

2022 The Genesis Invitational – Top-caliber US PGA golf action goes to California with the 2022 edition of The Genesis Invitational. World-class parbusters will see action in the 72-hole tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. The par-71 is a 7,322-yard event. It is known as the concluding event of the tour’s “West Coast Swing”. It takes place in the first half of the 2021-22 season. This is before the US PGA Tour goes to Florida. About 120 golfers will see action in the four-day tournament beginning on February 17.

This includes defending champion Max Homa, who is seeking to make it two in a row. Former major winners are Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Brooks Koepka. Adding to the list are Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Francesco Molinari. Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele and reigning FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay are also joining the event. This year’s tournament is also special with 15-time major champion Tiger Woods hosting the golf spectacle. The star-studded field will give a difficult time for online PGA Tour betting enthusiasts on who to pick in the Genesis Invitational. Koepka has been playing great golf over the past few weeks. He will be a strong pick to win the tournament.

Betting on 2022 The Genesis Invitational Viewing Information

When: February 17-20, 2022
Where: The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California, USA
TV: Golf TV

The Event

The golf tournament was initially played in 1926 as the Los Angeles Open. It was held at the Los Angeles Country Club. The year after, the event transferred to El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. It was again transferred to Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park in 1928 and then moved to the Riviera Country Club in the next two years. Other areas where the event was played included the Valencia Country Club, Rancho Park Golf Course, Brookside Golf Course, Inglewood Country Club, Fox Hills Country Club, Hillcrest Country Club and Griffith Park. Harry Cooper was the first champion of the tournament as he won by three strokes against George Von Elm.

Sixteen golfers have officially won the tournament with Macdonald Smith and Lloyd Mangrum winning the event four times. Three-time winners were Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Bubba Watson while Harry Cooper, Sam Snead, Paul Harney, Billy Casper, Tom Watson, Gil Morgan, Lanny Wadkins, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Mike Weir and Phil Mickelson captured the tournament twice. Max Homa won last year’s event as he won over Tony Finau via playoff. This year’s tournament will offer a purse of US$12 million and the winner will get US$2.160 million.

Betting on Golf at 2022 The Genesis Invitational

This year’s edition of The Genesis Invitational features 120 parbusters who will compete in four rounds and 72 holes in total. The event features world-class golfers with Johnson, McIlroy, Scott, Watson, Thomas, Koepka, Rahm, Schauffele and Morikawa leading the field. Homa will have his hands full in defending the title as he will face these top-caliber par busters but it all depends on who has the consistent stroke and who has the best nerves under pressure this week. Expect a nerve-wracking 72 holes with the winner scoring within the 12-under to 15-under region.


Koepka will be the favorite in this event due to his brilliant form over the past few weeks, sports betting sites who monitor golf have predicted. The 31-year-old, however, will need to keep his composure intact with the pressure coming from the world’s best par busters, who will be present in the event. The American must bring his skills on display during the weekend to hold off the likes of McIlroy, Johnson and Scott from stealing the title.