Tiger Woods will make his second start of the year at the 2019 Genesis Open, an event he organizes at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. The opening times of the Genesis Open 2019 will start at 9:40 ET on Thursday and the tournament crowns a champion Sunday on CBS. It is already raining in Los Angeles and more precipitation is expected Thursday morning and Friday noon. For fans of this sport, Mother Nature will relax throughout the weekend, while forecasts predict sunny skies and temperatures around 60. The odds of live Genesis Open 2019 have caused a fall of Woods to 20 -1, far behind favorite Dustin Johnson at 8-1. Big names like Justin Thomas (11-1), Rory McIllroy (12-1), Jon Rahm (12-1) and Jordan Spieth (18-1) should also be in the running. And with so many big names targeting this $ 7.4 million purse, make sure you see the best choices of the 2019 Genesis Open and the PGA predictions of the SportsLine golf projection model before playing yourself or To enter a DFS PGA tournament site like FanDuel and DraftKings.
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: Bubba Watson, a long shot 20-1, achieved a strong performance in 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.
Watson enters the 2019 Genesis Open after an extremely solid performance at the Phoenix Open Waste Management where he took fourth place last week. He shot three balls of 68 or less before a final 71 cost him a chance to win the title.
The 12-time winner of the PGA Tour hits the ball very well for the opening of the season, placing in the top 20 in driving distance (306.1 yards) and in the top 15 in percentage green regulatory authority (76.1). As the defending champion of the Genesis Open, Watson should have a lot of confidence in playing on this course. He has a great chance to climb the Genesis Open 2019 standings and finish at the top of the hill again this year.
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