The essence of golf tournaments are inherently the same. Players compete to see who can score the best and prize money is handed out. Looking more closely at The Genesis Invitational, it becomes clear the tournament has set the standard for professional golf in the past, present, and future.
It’s a Hollywood script in the making. Local kid wins hometown tournament. The story is so perfect it’s hard to believe it happened. Just ask Max Homa. If he hadn’t been the local kid, he might not have believed it happened either.
Winning at Riviera is a major accomplishment. Winning at Riviera three times is nearly unheard of. In 2018, Bubba Watson etched his name in the record books next to Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum as a player to record three wins at The Riviera Country Club.
Tiger Woods’ connection with Riviera is a natural one. It’s an hour away from where Woods was born in Cypress, California. As a kid, he attended the Los Angeles Open at Riviera with his father. Most notably, it was where he made his first PGA TOUR start as a 16-year-old amateur.
At the start of the 1962 PGA TOUR season, Jack Nicklaus was no stranger to professional tournament golf. Prior to the ‘62 season, Nicklaus had teed it up in 19 events over the previous five seasons. The Los Angeles Open in early January was his first start of the new campaign.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century and arguably one of, if not the greatest female athlete of all time. Born in 1911, Mildred Ella Didrikson was given the nickname Babe after drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth and the way the two athletes dominated the sports world.
Max Homa won The Genesis Invitational Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff at The Riviera Country Club to bring the tournament trophy home to Los Angeles. Homa, who grew up in Los Angeles County, earned the victory after a long day of golf on Sunday.
You couldn’t ask for a better day for golf and Riviera shined under the LA sun. Sam Burns set the pace and leads by two-shots after he posted a seven-under, 64.
University of Minnesota senior Angus Flanagan won The Genesis Invitational’s seventh-annual Collegiate Showcase with a 15-foot birdie putt on the third sudden-death playoff hole (No. 3, Par-4, 434 yards) to earn the final exemption into the 2021 tournament.
The majority of the player field for The Genesis Invitational was confirmed today. The 95th edition of the tournament will be held Feb. 15-21 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
The Genesis Invitational kicks off its tournament week at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 15 with the Collegiate Showcase, the annual event featuring top collegiate players vying for an exemption into the 2021 Genesis Invitational field. The Collegiate Showcase begins at 9 a.m.
As the field for the 2021 Genesis Invitational takes shape, the world’s best golfers once again have circled Riviera on their calendars. Let’s take a look at a few players who have accepted invitations to compete at Riviera during the 2021 tournament.
As the field for the 2021 Genesis Invitational takes shape, the world’s best golfers once again have circled Riviera on their calendars. Let’s take a look at the players committed to the 2021 tournament who are past winners at Riviera or have won an elevated tournament.
As the field for the 2021 Genesis Invitational takes shape, the world’s best golfers once again have circled Riviera on their calendars. Let’s take a look at past Major championship winners who are currently committed to play in the 2021 tournament. Dustin Johnson – when Dustin Johnson won the 2016 US Open and captured his first major […]
As the field for the 2021 Genesis Invitational takes shape, the world’s best golfers once again have circled Riviera on their calendars. Let’s take a look at the players who won on the PGA TOUR since last year’s Genesis Invitational and are currently committed to play in the 2021 tournament.
Tournament Host Tiger Woods announced Willie Mack III as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption into the 2021 Genesis Invitational field. Awarded since 2009, the exemption represents the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Genesis Invitational will be played without spectators in attendance. The tournament, to be held February 15-21 at The Riviera Country Club, will be broadcast on GOLF Channel and CBS.
As the golf world continues the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season, there is a lot to be excited about. Fifty tournaments and six majors before the next FedExCup champion is crowned! Once again, the famed West Coast swing culminates at Riviera with the 2021 Genesis Invitational.
Boasting an incredible list of champions, The Riviera Country Club is one of golf’s ultimate tests. From tee shots that require accuracy to approach shots directly into the ocean breeze, Riviera can test a player’s game from the first shot to the last putt. See how the course stacks up against golf’s biggest stars.
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