The latest golf saga is upon us with a crop of 120 unique players flocking to the Genesis Invitational 2020 on February 13.
Genesis Invitational 2020: Overview
Golf is an all-year sport and that allows us to enjoy some of the finest plays without any interruptions. The Genesis Invitational, part of the PGA Tour, is part of that never-ending golf saga that will reunite the likes of Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods at the Rivera Golf Course on February 13.
The event runs through February 16, offering us four full days of golf action and as to the golfers themselves – an opportunity to take a bite out of the massive $9,300,000 prize purse. There are quite a few top players coming back into the event, to name Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.
Before we dive down to the nitty-gritty, let’s have a quick look at what the current Genesis Invitational 2020 odds sit at.
Genesis Invitational 2020 Betting Odds
In the final hours before the event, the odds have still not been released, but once they are, we will add all top contenders here. Stay tuned for timely updates. Meanwhile, here are some early predictions:
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Watch the Genesis Invitational 2020
- Thursday-Friday 2 PM – 6 PM ET – Golf Channel
- Saturday Sunday 1 PM – 2:45 PM – Golf Channel
Tiger Woods Back to the Genesis Invitational
Make no mistake, it’s going to be a massive event with 120 players swinging away at the Rivera Golf Course to pull themselves forward and closer to the final hole. Tiger Woods will be making his third start this season, attracting the crowds.
But then again, nobody is really surprised to see him there as he has already participated in the event ten times. True, he hasn’t really won in the past 10 or so years, but that hasn’t put him off the idea to at least try.
So, what are Woods’ chances looking at the Genesis Invitational? Decent to say the least, but he is not historically known to dominate the field. Back in 1998 and 1999, though, Woods did pull two back-to-back runners-up but nothing more impressive since, at least not in Los Angeles.
Bubba Watson: The Reigning Champion
Bubba Watson is indeed a reigning champion and while he has taken 8 years to establish himself as a three-time winner and twice the Top 10 finisher, he has done it and is so far the only person to have the same track record.
Watson added the title in 2014, 2016 and finally in 2018, which definitely gives him a bit of an edge all things considered.
Dustin Johnson: A Worthy Pick
Dustin Johnson has won the invitational only once – in 2017, but he also finished the runner-up twice in 2014 and 2015. Everything indicates that he is quite capable to make his way into the finals of any big golf competition.
His 2020 stats is a bit middling so far, with a T32 finish in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and T7 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Brace for the Temperatures
Los Angeles is generally warm, but the 2019th edition of the tournament was marked by brass monkey’s weather with the temperatures dropping well below golfers’ comfort zone, and the wind mercilessly setting off the ball away from the holes.
It was a sight to behold. This year field reunites some of the finest names to mention still Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, and many others.
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