The Genesis Invitational 2024 Golf Betting Preview and Picks

Following the Elevated/Signature Event at the Phoenix Open and an outright longshot winner on Nick Taylor (1801/) along with tournament matchup winner on Jordan Spieth (+115) over Max Homa (cut), we move back to CA for the final PGA Tour event on the West Coast Swing at famed Riviera Country Club for The Genesis Invitational 2024 event.

I chip-in a betting preview and coverage in Forbes, and host Tiger Woods his making his 2024 debut at Riviera.

I’ve had success betting this event and picking matchup winners, including in the 2022 Genesis and big longshot in the 2021 Genesis with more tournament matchup winners.

This year’s 71 player invitational field includes 9 of the top 10 in the world rankings and 41 of the top 50. But Jon Rahm (No. 3) is out having left to play on the LIV Golf Tour, which I was at last week for LIV Golf Las Vegas and followed Rahm, DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson (winner) in the final group. The tournament, atmosphere and event exceeded my expectations, but I’m still most interested in the PGA Tour and how they will figure out a way to make golf better together in the future.

Follow the money as they figure it out, and same with the odds to win below and more matchups and tournament props offered by the leading online sportsbooks.

The Genesis Invitational 2024 Odds

Also follow this link at Circa Sports for tournament matchup offerings for The Genesis Invitational.

The Genesis Invitational 2024

Delayed posting here this week as I’ve had a full week following another winning Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas posting 5-of-6 player prop winners along with a Pick on ‘Under’ the total 47.5) in the Chiefs 25-22 OT win over the 49ers, who we had as an Opinion and San Francisco blew it.


The last two winners of The Genesis Invitational, Jon Rahm and Joaquin Niemann, both led the field that week in strokes gained, Approach. Both those golfers are now playing on the LIV Golf Tour.

Leading favorites and contenders this week who rank highly (top 15 in field) in SG: Approach over their last 24 rounds include: Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, Eric Cole, Tony Finau, Ludvig Aberg, Sahith Theegala, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Also, Schauffele and Theegala are the only two players from that group who also rank top-15 in SG: Putting on Poa annua over their last 24 rounds.

The Genesis Invitational 2024 Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young
Fairway’s Longshots: Will Zalatoris, Sungjae Im, Byeong Hun An, Hideki Matsuyama

Tournament Match-up: Collin Morikwa (+180) over Scottie Scheffler (Circa), Tiger Woods (+105) over Nick Dunlap (SuperBook)
Round 1 Matchup: Cameron Young (+102) over Sam Burns (Circa)

Chip-in for tournament additional match-up picks.

There may be fewer tournament matchup picks posted in 2024 with coverage across various platforms. I’ll try to add more picks and props and update more coverage as time allows and I dig deeper into strokes gained stats and weekly tournaments. Reach me directly at [email protected] for questions and select picks I bet on beyond what’s posted here.

Next week it’s the Mexico Open ahead of the Florida Swing, which starts Feb. 29 with the Cognizant Classic (formerly Honda Classic)

Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay

My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National, and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.

More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

This season, I’ll again shoot to add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit tournament matchups posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that chip-in and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at [email protected] for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I’ve posted picks in 2021 and 2022 on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.

2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

The 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay