We run through the main golf tournaments this week just the one in the shape of the Genesis Invitational.
This includes facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson with odds from 32Red.
THE GENESIS INVITATIONAL
- Riviera Country Club, California
- First staged in 1926
- Defending Champion: JB Holmes
OVERVIEW: The former Los Angeles Open, the Genesis Invitational was granted Invitational status from this year – one of only five tournaments on the PGA Tour. Working with the Tiger Woods Foundation, it boasts a very impressive field given it is the only major tournament on offer this week.
The field is like a who’s who of world golf with newly reinstalled world number one Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods the headline acts, although there is a wonderful supporting cast with the likes of Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson also on show. JB Holmes is the defending champion.
For Tiger Woods, The Genesis Invitational is a special place to play. See the legacy continue on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/L0PPL5uIsg
— The Genesis Invitational (@thegenesisinv) February 11, 2020
Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.
Well we came close last week, if you did get on our pick Jason Day at Pebble Beach – he gave us a real go and was value for money.
So onto the Genesis, and this is a top-class event – arguably the best tournament we have seen of 2020 thus far.
I am going for two former winners here. Dustin Johnson won here in 2017 and he needs to kick-on this season and I think he could go very close.
I am also going top-ten on a three-time winner with Bubba Watson – at 5/2 that looks like good numbers to me.