Our betting tips have been strong so far in 2024 when it comes to who’s winning golf events… This week it’s the Genesis at Riviera. Can we win again?
It’s time for another Signature Event with the Genesis Invitational taking place at Riviera Country Club, but who are our betting tips for this week’s golf?
For obvious reasons, Jon Rahm will not be back to defend his title, so will we get a new name on the trophy? In fact, six of the ten editions of the tournament have been won by players who now play their trade in the LIV Golf League.
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Genesis Invitational golf betting tips and preview
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Date: February 15-18, 2024
Course stats: Par 71, 7,322 yards
Defending champion: Jon Rahm (-17)
Viktor Hovland @ 12/1 with bet365
Following wins at the Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship and Tour Championship, along with helping Europe win at Marco Simone, it has been a somewhat quiet period for Norway’s Viktor Hovland.
The Norwegian has finished inside the top 20 in each of the last three editions of the Genesis Invitational, with a best finish of T4 in 2022. Hovland gets back to winning ways this week at the Genesis, I am confident of that!
NOW READ: What’s in Viktor Hovland’s bag?
Max Homa @ 16/1 with bet365
2021 Genesis Invitational champion Max Homa will be looking to add to his PGA Tour trophy cabinet at Riviera this week. He missed the cut at the WM Phoenix Open, but with the weather conditions and the breaks in play, we can certainly call that an anomaly.
Since the Ryder Cup, the American has won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, and recorded three consecutive top-15 finishes on the PGA Tour. He also finished runner-up to Jon Rahm in 2023. The American is 16/1 to win at Riviera for a second time.
NOW READ: What’s in Max Homa’s bag?
Taylor Montgomery @ 100/1 with bet365
There have been plenty of so-called ‘outsiders’ winning on the PGA Tour in the early part of 2024, with Nick Taylor being the last of those on Sunday at the WM Phoenix Open.
This week’s outside pick is Taylor Montgomery, who is 100/1 to taste victory at Riviera. He is yet to win on the PGA Tour, but this is his sixth successive event and he is in good form. Five made cuts and a pair of T13 finishes so far in 2024. Montgomery could well break out this week!
For those that want to know… Tiger is currently 200/1 to win on his return to professional golf this week.
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
The Genesis Invitational is not the only tournament taking place this week, with the second event of the Ladies European Tour (LET) season also being played. Meanwhile, the 2024 Asian Tour campaign also kicks off this week.
After the season began in Kenya last week, the LET moves to Saudi Arabia this week for the first Aramco event of the 2024 campaign. However, two-time champion Lydia Ko will not defend her crown at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.
Meanwhile, the Asian Tour kicks off for the year with the IRS Prima Malaysian Open, and several LIV players have made the journey over after Saturday’s finish in Las Vegas.
Who are our betting tips for these two golf tournaments this week? Take a look below…
Aramco Saudi Ladies International golf betting tips and preview
Venue: Royal Greens G&CC, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
Date: February 15-18, 2024
Course stats: Par 72, 6,179 yards
Defending champion: Lydia Ko (-21)
Georgia Hall @ 20/1 with bet365
One of two Englishwomen among the top five favourites for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International title is 2022 victor Georgia Hall.
The 2018 AIG Women’s Open champ has finished in the top ten in all four editions of the tournament, including losing out in a playoff in 2020. Hall is 20/1 to add another win in Saudi to her collection.
NOW READ: What’s in Georgia Hall’s bag?
Emily Kristine Pedersen @ 50/1 with bet365
For the exact same reason as Hall, I am also taking my chances with Emily Kristine Pedersen this week. The Dane was victorious in that play-off four years ago in the first edition of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International.
She has then finished T17, 4th and 6th over the last three years. Pedersen must be in with a shot on a golf course she clearly enjoys playing. At 50/1, the Dane could well be worth your money this week!
Gavin Green @ 25/1 to win the IRS Prima Malaysian Open with bet365
The IRS Prima Malaysian Open returns to the Asian Tour calendar for the first time since Trevor Simbsy won the event in 2020. The American is in the field to defend his crown, but my pick for glory this week is home favourite Gavin Green.
The Malaysian has not been in the best form recently, with five missed cuts in his last eight events. However, his last professional win came in Malaysia, and he has tasted success on the Asian Tour in the past… Green is 25/1 and one of the favourites to take home the title on Sunday.
What is the PGA Tour?
The PGA Tour is the leading golf tour in the men’s game. The tour mainly features events in the United States, including the likes of the PLAYERS Championship and the Memorial Tournament in its 38-event calendar for the 2024 season. You can check out the full schedule here.
What is the West Coast Swing?
The West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour is the affectionate name for the run of tournaments at the start of each calendar year. Events in Hawaii, California and Arizona are all a part of the run.
What does the PGA stand for in PGA and LPGA Tour?
PGA stands for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The PGA of America has almost 30,000 members and it is an organisation of golf professionals in the country. The PGA Tour came from the PGA of America. The LPGA is the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association and is exactly the same as the PGA of America.
How can I watch the PGA and LPGA Tours?
Action from both the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, while the action is mainly on the Golf Channel and CBS in the United States. Both tours operate a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
What is the Ladies European Tour?
The Ladies European Tour does exactly as it says in the name, it is the European Tour of golf for the women’s game. The 2024 schedule takes the tour around the world, much like the DP World Tour. You can see the full schedule here.
How can I watch the Ladies European Tour?
Like the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, action from the Ladies European Tour is shown on Sky Sports for viewers in the United Kingdom.
What is the Asian Tour?
The Asian Tour is a men’s golf tour that focuses mainly on tournaments in Asia. In the last couple of years, the Asian Tour has also featured the International Series, with LIV players featuring regularly.
What do you think about our betting tips for this week’s golf? Who is going to do well at these three events? Let me know with a post on X!
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