Figuring out which PGA Tour golfer is the best in the world right now isn’t easy. And with all three of the top guys in action this week, setting your 2023 Genesis Invitational fantasy golf rankings won’t be simple, either. Scottie Scheffler is officially No. 1, but Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm can make an argument for being the best. Rahm is the favorite, priced at 7-1 at Caesars Sportsbook, followed by McIlroy and Scheffler, both at 10-1. Tiger Woods also will be teeing up Thursday at Riviera, alongside the likes of Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. That means there is a lot to consider when making your 2023 Genesis Invitational fantasy golf picks.
Would one of the big three be the best golfer to anchor your 2023 Genesis Invitational fantasy golf picks? Or would a player with recent success at Riviera, like 2021 winner Max Homa (20-1) or 2022 runner-up Morikawa (21-1), put you in a better position to win? And could Woods (120-1) be worth a flier? Before setting your fantasy golf rankings or making any 2023 Genesis Invitational picks, you need to see the fantasy golf projections and lineup advice from SportsLine fantasy expert Jim Holliman.
Holliman has been a writer and editor for nearly 25 years and has been playing and following the game closely for more than three decades. The Florida-based writer knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour and how the players’ games fit the courses. The golf expert has been on a roll on his picks since last season. At last week’s Phoenix Open, four of the expert’s top eight picks finished in the top 10, a group that included winner Scheffler. At Pebble Beach, six of Holliman’s picks finished in the top 15, including champion Justin Rose and top-five finishers Denny McCarthy and Keith Mitchell.
Last season, he nailed the Tour Championship, saying Rory McIlroy was the only player capable of making up a six-stroke deficit to get past Scheffler. “He has a lot of ground to make up,” Holliman said, “but he is the most well-rounded player in this field, so if anyone can do it, he can.” The Northern Irishman was actually down by 10 through two holes Sunday but stormed back to claim the title. Anyone who has followed Holliman’s predictions is way up on their golf picks.
Now, Holliman has ranked his top golfers from the 2023 Genesis Invitational field. You can only see his fantasy golf rankings and Genesis Invitational picks at SportsLine.
2023 Genesis Invitational fantasy golf picks
Holliman says he has learned from his mistakes and is fully behind Rahm this week at Riviera. The Spaniard’s improvement on and around the greens makes him a player without weakness. His recent performance backs that up, as he has four victories and seven top-five finishes in his past nine worldwide events. He was in the top 10 in every one. The 28-year-old leads the tour in scoring average and strokes gained total. He is in the top 35 in every strokes gained category, including 13th around the green and 21st putting. Plus, he has two top-10’s in four outings at Riviera.
On the other hand, Xander Schauffele has weaknesses that could prove costly at Riviera, so the expert is fading him. The 29-year-old has finished in the top 10 three times in five events this season, but only one was in the top five. He hasn’t finished higher than 13th in the past four years at Riviera. “He just keeps hanging around,” Holliman says, “but he’s rarely a true threat.” Schauffele’s accuracy could spell trouble on Riviera’s tight fairways. He is 131st in driving accuracy, and while he ranks seventh in greens in regulation, he is 120th in proximity to the hole. You can see who else to back this week at SportsLine.
How to set your 2023 Genesis Invitational golf rankings
For the Genesis Invitational 2023, Holliman is backing several longshots, including one priced around 30-1. This golfer “finally showed some spark” last week in Scottsdale and appears to be trending upward. You can find out who it is, and check out all of Holliman’s PGA picks, only at SportsLine.
Who wins the 2023 Genesis Invitational? Who are the top PGA Tour players to target for your Genesis Invitational fantasy picks? And which overlooked players can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Jim Holliman’s Fantasy golf rankings for the 2023 Genesis Invitational, all from the fantasy expert with his finger on the pulse of the game, and find out.