The PGA Tour program continues this week with a star field for the Genesis Open 2019, which begins Thursday. Many of the best golfers in the world will compete this week at the Pacific Palisades Riviera Country Club in California, hoping to be crowned champions. Dustin Johnson, the 2017 champion, enters the Genesis Open as a Vegas favorite at 8-1, followed closely by Justin Thomas at 11-1 in the Genest Open 2019 final. Before you lock in any of your Genesis Open 2019 selections or before registering for a PGA PGA tour tournament on sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to check out the forecast and the circuit's provisional rankings. from the PGA of the SportsLine team.
The SportsLine prediction model, built by DFS professional Mike McClure, has allowed four of the last eight major to get involved in the weekend and has called Tiger Woods' deep race into the PGA Championship, despite a long shot of 25-1. The model was developed early in the 2018-19 season. Champion Rickie Fowler at the 2019 Phoenix Open was one of the best, and he was already among the top six candidates since the start. He also correctly predicted the victory of Brooks Koepka (9-1) in the CJ Cup earlier this season. In addition, he correctly called the victory of Bryson DeChambeau (9-1) on seven shots at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. All who followed the model are huge.
Now that the 2019 Genesis Open field is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been surprising. The model calls for a shock: Woods, 14 times grand champion and one of Vegas' favorites, is not even in the top 10.
Woods is only making his second start in 2019 and has struggled a lot in Riviera throughout his career. In fact, the Riviera Country Club is the only venue on the PGA Tour where he has played more than four times in his professional career without a win. Last season, he returned to the Riviera for the first time in 11 years, but he missed the cup after shooting six goals above normal in his first two rounds. There are much better values to have in this range loaded Genesis Open 2019.
Another surprise: Xander Schauffele, 25-1, fires hard for the title. He has a much better chance of winning than his chances imply. It is therefore a target for those looking for a huge salary.
Schauffele is an emerging star who has played extremely well recently, winning two of her last four official starts on the PGA Tour. He finished first in the standings earlier this season in the WGC-HSBC Championships and went on to win another Tournament of Champions, which included 34 of the 37 golfers who won a PGA tour tournament last season.
The success of Schauffele early in the season allows him to rank No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings and in the top 15 by scoring the average (69.873), which will allow him to climb very quickly the ranking of the Genesis Open 2019.
In addition, the model indicates that four other golfers with a score of 20-1 or more of the Genesis Open in 2019 qualify strongly for the title. Anyone who supports these outsiders could hit hard.
So, who wins the 2019 Genesis Open? And what long shots are dizzying the world of golf? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to view the full projected Genesis Open 2019 ranking based on the template that describes the winners of four major golf tournaments and check it out.
Dustin Johnson 8-1
Justin Thomas 11-1
Rory McIlroy 12-1
Jon Rahm 12-1
Bryson Dechambeau 16-1
Jordan Spieth 18-1
Tiger Woods 20-1
Bubba Watson 20-1
Phil Mickelson 25-1
Hideki Matsuyama 25-1
Xander Schauffele 25-1
Matt Kuchar 28-1
Tony Finau 28-1
Patrick Cantlay 33-1
Adam Scott 33-1
Tommy Fleetwood 33-1
Cameron Smith 33-1