Genesis Invitational Expert Picks for 2020 Tournament

By David Hayes
Expert predictions for The Genesis Invitational 2020 tournament favor Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott.
Expert predictions for The Genesis Invitational 2020 tournament favor Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Genesis Expert Picks

The 2020 Genesis Invitational, formerly known as the Genesis Open (2017-19), returns to the PGA Tour stage this Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

Featuring a loaded field that includes the likes Tiger Woods (+1600), Dustin Johnson (+1200) and Justin Thomas (+1000), Rory McIlroy (+750) enters this weekend as the betting favorite to win the Genesis Invitational, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. With that in mind, here are a few expert picks and predictions to win this weekend's 2020 Genesis Invitational tournament.

Genesis Invitational Expert Picks's panel of golf experts are leaning in a few different directions, but Rory McIlroy was the only name to earn more than one endorsement.
- Sean Martin: Rory McIlroy
- Rob Bolton: Rory McIlroy
- Ben Everill: Adam Scott
- Cameron Morfit: Bubba Watson
- Mike McCallister: Hideki Matsuyama

Sports Illustrated
Ryan Asselta, of Sports Illustrated, has his eyes on Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm as the most viable favorites to win this weekend's tournament. However, Asselta also notes that Bubba Watson (+2000) and Adam Scott (+2900) could provide the best betting value as legitimate contenders as well. Lastly, Asselta is going with Kevin Na (+6500) as his favorite sleeper pick to win the Genesis Invitational.

USA Today
Esten McLaren, of USA Today Sports, is going with Brooks Koepka to win the Genesis Invitational, but also likes Adam Scott as a secondary tier-1 option to win it all this Sunday.

Overall, we have a pretty diverse bank of picks among the seven experts highlighted above, but McIlroy leads the way in predictions to win it all.
Total Expert Picks to Win The Genesis Invitational
- Rory McIlroy (2)
- Adam Scott (1)
- Brooks Koepka (1)
- Bubba Watson (1)
- Hideki Matsuyama (1)
- Justin Thomas (1)

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