Similar to years past, many of golf’s stars are teeing it up in Los Angeles at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, making this the strongest field in golf so far this year. Tournament host Tiger Woods won’t play as he’s recovering from his back procedure, but 30 of the top 50 players in the world—including eight of the top 10—will be at Riviera Country Club this week.
The rest of the field is loaded with the rest of the world’s best. Bryson DeChambeau’s 16-1 number is as high as we’ve seen since he won the U.S. Open in November. He finished T-5 at Riviera last year. Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele … all players who have elite length off the tee whose games should translate to Riviera. That’s not to mention Patrick Cantlay (18-1), who contended at Pebble Beach, finished T-2 in La Quinta, Calif., and won at Sherwood in October just 35 miles away from Riviera. Daniel Berger, fresh off a win at Pebble Beach, has a juicy 28-1 number if you want to bet on him going back-to-back, and Jordan Spieth is at 33-1, fresh off back-to-back weeks of holding the 54-hole lead.
Genesis Invitational 2021 odds (courtesy of PointsBet, as of Monday morning):
Dustin Johnson: +575 (bet $10 to win $57.50)
Matthew Fitzpatrick: 70-1
Charles Howell III: 150-1
Padraig Harrington: 250-1