Genesis Invitational Fantasy Golf Picks for 2020 Tournament

David Kaestle
Rory McIlroy heads into the Genesis Open as the world's new No. 1 golfer and the favorite to win.
Rory McIlroy heads into the Genesis Open as the world's new No. 1 golfer and the favorite to win. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Fantasy Golf Picks for The Genesis Invitational

After a thrilling end to the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am last week, that saw a long shot Nick Taylor come away with the win and Phil Mickelson making a push for back-to-back titles, we head to Riviera for The Genesis Invitational, formerly known as the Genesis Open (2017-19).

Let's take a look at some golfers to keep an eye on when putting together your fantasy team this week.

Genesis Open Picks 2020

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy is the world's No. 1 golfer once again, for the first time since 2015. And with the way he's playing paired with his strong history at this course, it's no secret why he's the betting favorite here to win it all here, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. McIlroy's game profiles well for this course too. He's long off the tee (11th in driving distance) and a top-tier ball striker (16th in greens in regulation percentage), finishing T-4 in this event last year. He also leads the tour in holes per eagle. If McIlroy can maintain his putting, he's a great bet to be atop of the leaderboard when the dust settles.

Bubba Watson
Speaking of success at this course, Bubba Watson has certainly had plenty of it. Watson has won this tournament three out of the last six years (2014, 2016, 2018). He's also been playing some great golf to start the year, with two straight top-10 finishes. Watson ranks third in driving distance and fifth in holes per eagle. If the even-year trend continues for Bubba, he could be hoisting the trophy once again this season.

Phil Mickelson
More of a long shot play here, Phil Mickelson has the 21st-best odds to win this tournament coming into this weekend at +4800, but it's hard to ignore both his past success here and the great golf he's been playing lately. Mickelson came away with a third-place finish at Pebble Beach last week. Phil has won twice here before and pairing that with his recent momentum, He's got a great chance to be one of the best value picks on the board this week.

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