The PGA Tour returns this week with a star-studded field at the 2020 Genesis Invitational, which tees off Thursday and is also known as the Genesis Open. Many of the world’s top golfers will compete at Riviera Country Club this week in hopes of being crowned champion. The 2020 Genesis Invitational field also features an impressive mix of past champions like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson competing against up-and-comers like Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, who’s finished in the top-25 in his last five starts on the PGA Tour. 

Rory McIlroy is the Vegas favorite at 7-1, followed closely by Justin Thomas at 15-2 in the latest 2020 Genesis Invitational odds. Before locking in any 2020 Genesis Invitational picks of your own or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to check out the predictions and projected 2020 Genesis Open leaderboard from the team at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.

In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. And already this season, the model called Justin Thomas winning the CJ Cup and Rory McIlroy taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

The model’s top 2020 Genesis Invitational predictions

Now that the 2020 Genesis Invitational field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. One huge shocker the model is calling for: Tiger Woods, who’s seeking his record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory, stumbles this week and barely cracks the top 10.

Woods is off to a blistering start this season. He earned his 82nd career PGA Tour victory earlier this season at the Zozo Championship and followed that up with a ninth-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. However, the 15-time major champion has struggled mightily over the years at Riviera Country Club. In fact, Riviera is the only PGA Tour venue he’s played more than four times in his professional career without a victory. There are far better values to be had in this loaded Genesis Open 2020 field.

Another surprise: Bubba Watson, a 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Watson certainly has the game to be near the top of the 2020 Genesis Open leaderboard come Sunday. In fact, the 41-year-old has finished sixth or better in his last two starts on the PGA Tour, and he’ll enter this week’s event full of confidence. That’s because Watson has won this event three times in his career, finishing on top of the leaderboard in 2014, 2016, and 2018. His familiarity with Riviera Country Club coupled with his confidence from past experiences make him an extremely strong value selection in the 2020 Genesis Invitational field.

How to make 2020 Genesis Invitational picks

Also, the model says three other golfers with odds of 18-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big.

So who wins the 2020 Genesis Invitational, and which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard from the model that’s nailed six golf majors, and find out.

2020 Genesis Invitational odds

Rory McIlroy 7-1
Justin Thomas 15-2
Jon Rahm 8-1
Dustin Johnson 14-1
Tiger Woods 16-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Xander Schauffele 18-1
Tony Finau 20-1
Bubba Watson 22-1
Brooks Koepka 25-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Jason Day 33-1
Adam Scott 33-1
Paul Casey 40-1
Justin Rose 40-1
Matt Kuchar 45-1
Marc Leishman 50-1
Phil Mickelson 50-1
Patrick Reed 50-1
Jordan Spieth 50-1
Bryson DeChambeau 55-1
Collin Morikawa 60-1
Abraham Ancer 66-1
Sergio Garcia 66-1
J.B. Holmes 66-1
Sungjae Im 66-1
Kevin Na 75-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 80-1
Nick Taylor 80-1
Ryan Moore 90-1
Scottie Scheffler 90-1
Keegan Bradley 100-1