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Odds To Win: 2018 Genesis Open

The PGA Tour tees it up this week at historic Riviera Country Club for the 91st edition of the L.A. Open, currently titled the Genesis Open.

The long-running tournament is the final stop on the PGA Tour’s seven-event “West Coast Swing,” and the field in Pacific Palisades, California is loaded with some of the biggest names in the game – none bigger than tournament host Tiger Woods.

The 138-player field at Riviera also includes defending champion Dustin Johnson, along with superstars Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Phil Mickelson.

Despite a top-heavy, star-studded field, the bookmakers have made Johnson the clear favorite. The World No. 1 has been given odds of 5-1 to win his second-straight title in Los Angeles. No one else in the field has odds better than 10-1.

The three remaining top 10-ranked players in the field are not surprisingly listed as the next three favs, including McIlroy (11-1), Spieth (12-1), and Thomas (16-1).

Top-10 machine Paul Casey is next with odds of 25-1, alongside two-time tournament winner Mickelson. Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood (28-1) rounds out the players with odds under 30-1.

Our payoff pick this week is Pat Perez at 50-1. The 41-year old Arizona State product has a world ranking of 19 (10th best in the field) and yet has the same odds as a player like Bubba Watson (No. 117), who is about a handful of missed-cuts away from the Web.com Tour. In six starts this season, Perez has produced three top-5 finishes, including a win at the CIMB Classic.


THE SKINNY

Tournament: Genesis Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18, 2018
Where: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Course: Riviera Country Club
Distance: Par 71/7,322 yards
Architect: George Thomas Jr., William Bell (1926)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $7,200,000
Winning Share: $1,260,000
FedExCup Points: 500
Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson


ODDS: GENESIS OPEN

PlayerOdds
Dustin Johnson5-1
Rory McIlroy11-1
Jordan Spieth12-1
Justin Thomas16-1
Paul Casey28-1
Phil Mickelson25-1
Tommy Fleetwood28-1
Marc Leishman33-1
Chez Reavie33-1
Alex Noren35-1
Tiger Woods40-1
Daniel Berger40-1
Ollie Schniederjans40-1
Thomas Pieters40-1
Branden Grace45-1
Brendan Steele50-1
Bubba Watson50-1
Kevin Chappell50-1
Matt Kuchar50-1
Pat Perez50-1
Patrick Cantlay50-1
Adam Scott66-1
Bill Haas66-1
Charl Schwartzel66-1
Charles Howell III66-1
Keegan Bradley66-1
Rafael Cabrera Bello66-1
Tony Finau66-1
Xander Schauffele66-1
James Hahn80-1
Kevin Streelman80-1
Adam Hadwin80-1
Beau Hossler80-1
Haotong Li80-1
Harris English80-1
J.B. Holmes80-1
Jason Kokrak80-1
Jimmy Walker80-1
Kevin Na80-1
Shane Lowry80-1
Cameron Smith80-1
Charley Hoffman80-1
Jhonattan Vegas80-1
Francesco Molinari100-1
Austin Cook100-1
Bryson DeChambeau100-1
Kyle Stanley100-1
Martin Kaymer100-1
Martin Laird100-1
Ryan Moore100-1
William McGirt100-1
Sangmoon Bae100-1
Brandon Harkins125-1
Brian Gay125-1
Bud Cauley125-1
J.J. Spaun125-1
Luke List125-1
Peter Uihlein125-1
Sam Saunders125-1
Scott Stallings125-1
Ted Potter Jr.125-1
Patrick Rodgers125-1
Si Woo Kim125-1
Aaron Wise150-1
Billy Horschel150-1
Jamie Lovemark150-1
Ryan Armour150-1
Wesley Bryan150-1
Andrew Landry200-1
Anirban Lahiri200-1
C.T. Pan200-1
Graeme McDowell200-1
Jim Furyk200-1
John Huh200-1
K.J. Choi200-1
Lucas Glover200-1
Luke Donald200-1
Martin Flores200-1
Nick Taylor200-1
Scott Brown200-1
Sung Kang200-1
Tom Hoge200-1
Troy Merritt200-1
Vaughn Taylor200-1
Aaron Baddeley250-1
Brian Stuard250-1
Chris Stroud250-1
David Lingmerth250-1
Harold Varner III250-1
Retief Goosen250-1
Sean O'Hair250-1
Tyrone Van Aswegen250-1
Cameron Tringale250-1
Ben Silverman300-1
Brice Garnett300-1
Kevin Tway300-1
Michael Kim300-1
Padraig Harrington300-1
Robert Streb300-1
Stephan Jaeger300-1
Danny Lee300-1
Abraham Ancer400-1
Camilo Villegas400-1
Chad Campbell400-1
Geoff Ogilvy400-1
Jonas Blixt400-1
Jonathan Randolph400-1
Kelly Kraft400-1
Martin Piller400-1
Peter Malnati400-1
Ryan Blaum400-1
Talor Gooch400-1
Vijay Singh400-1
Cameron Champ500-1
Charlie Beljan500-1
Cody Gribble500-1
D.A. Points500-1
Derek Fathauer500-1
Dominic Bozzelli500-1
Ernie Els500-1
J.J. Henry500-1
John Merrick500-1
Matt Every500-1
Morgan Hoffman500-1
Nicholas Lindheim500-1
Shawn Stefani500-1
Smylie Kaufman500-1
Tyler Duncan500-1
Whee Kim500-1
Xin Jun Zhang500-1
Adam Schenk750-1
Fabian Gomez750-1
Jim Herman750-1
Jon Curran750-1
Seung-Hyuk Kim750-1
Andrew Loupe1000-1
Billy Hurley III1000-1
Greg Chalmers1000-1
Vinnie Poncino1000-1

Credits: Bovada, Getty Images


Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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