Genesis Invitational weekend 2022 betting odds and a few names to keep an eye on


People like to say that the hardest part of golf is to follow up a low round with another. Well, Joaquin Niemann would like a word. After a 63 on Thursday, Niemann fired another 63 at Riveria Country Club on Friday and leads the weekend at the Genesis Invitational by two.

The Chilean started well here last season with rounds of 67 and 68 but struggled on Saturday with a 78, so the curtain shouldn’t be quite closed just yet.

Cameron Young, a PGA Tour rookie, caught fire on Friday when he shot a 62 that included a stretch of four straight birdies. Young sits two strokes behind Niemann.

There are several of the biggest names in golf lurking on the leaderboard, hoping to take a low spot on move day to get closer to the lead. Some of these names are included in the selections below.

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Weekend betting odds for the Genesis Invitational

Odds provided by Tipico sports betting; enter USA TODAY Sports betting odds a complete list.

*Odds as of 8:13pm ET



Joaquin Niemann




Cameron Young


Jordan Spieth


Collin Morikawa


Adam Scott


Victor Howland




Selection for the Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott (9 under, +1350)

Pacific Palisades, California, United States; Adam Scott hits from the second tee during the first round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to win a golf tournament when you’re seven behind the lead going into the last two rounds, but if anyone can do it, especially at Riviera, it’s Adam Scott.

Scott won this event two years ago and finished 2019 T-7. He is comfortable over this distance and rolls well on the rock. On Friday he won over two shots on the greens.

Jordan Spieth (9 under, +900)

Jordan Spieth watches from the 13th green during round two of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 18, 2022 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

I’m not sure there is a man more entertaining than Spieth. He’s a wedge-in-hand master and showed that on Friday with a short-game masterclass.

He rides it with confidence which could make the difference this weekend. He’s been busy, especially after his last bogey, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.

Justin Thomas (under 11, +325)

Justin Thomas reacts to a missed putt on the yardie on the 13th green during the second round of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

JT swung it incredibly well on Friday, but that’s not usually the problem. His putter came alive on the second round, highlighted by a nice eagle putt on 11 and a long birdie on 16.

He’s capable of firing a Saturday 62/63 so might be worth a pinch on him.


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