The 2020 Genesis Invitational tees off on Thursday at Riviera Country Club. It is the final event of the West Coast swing before the tour packs up for Florida. Before you make any of your 2020 Genesis Open picks, you NEED to see who Sal Johnson is backing.
The golf media legend is coming off a strong year. He featured Tiger Woods in his best bets for the Masters and backed Brooks Koepka in his picks for the PGA Championship, and both players pulled off major victories. He completely nailed the season-ending Tour Championship. He predicted that Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy or Xander Schauffele could come out on top, and McIlroy won the event for the second time, with Schauffele coming in second and Koepka tied for third. Anyone who followed Johnson's advice saw HUGE returns.
Before the 2017 Genesis Open, he had Dustin Johnson among his best of the rest, saying it was "hard to pass on his record at Riviera with six top-10s in nine starts." The 35-year-old ran away with the event, winning by five strokes. Last year, he pegged Justin Thomas as one of his best bets, but the young golfer started poorly while having to play 32 holes on Sunday and lost by a stroke to J.B. Holmes.
Now, Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database, has issued his highly confident picks for the 2020 Genesis Open. They WILL surprise you.
We can tell you Johnson wants no part of Brooks Koepka, even though until Monday he was the world's No. 1 golfer. The four-time major winner has never excelled on the West Coast, and Johnson sees no sign of his game coming around. He's a player to fade this week.
Instead, Johnson is all over a GIANT long shot who has played well during the West Coast swing! This veteran has been strong around the greens and could be ready to pull off another STUNNING victory. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG!
Who wins the Genesis Invitational? Where do Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth finish? And which MONSTER long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks for the Genesis Open, all from the insider who nailed the Tour Championship and knows what it takes to win at Riviera!