Heading into the 2018 Genesis Open, Bubba Watson already had his name in the Riviera history book. Twice, in fact. But if twice is nice, three times is legendary. That’s what Watson became when he won the 2018 Genesis Open, his third tournament title in five years.
The Genesis Open kicks off its tournament week at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 11 with its Collegiate Showcase, featuring top collegiate players vying for an exemption into the 2019 Genesis Open field. The Collegiate Showcase tees off at 8 a.m.
Tiger Woods has announced Tim O’Neal as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption for the 2019 Genesis Open. Awarded since 2009, the exemption has represented the advancement of diversity in the game of golf. 2019 marks the 50thanniversary of Sifford’s 1969 LA Open victory, his second and final PGA TOUR victory.
The unforgettable experiences at TGR Live events extend beyond players and fans. Students and educators have unique opportunities to connect, learn and share their stories. Earlier this year during the Genesis Open, Andy Ho, an Earl Woods Scholar and sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), had the opportunity to sit down with our founder, Tiger Woods. Andy had a chance to flip the script, putting Tiger in the hot seat and learning about his days at Western High School, Stanford University and his golf career.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to host and play in the 2018 Genesis Open at Riviera. Unfortunately, last year my back was in bad shape and I was unable to participate. What a difference a year makes.
Tiger Woods has announced Cameron Champ as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption for the 2018 Genesis Open. Since 2009, the exemption has represented the advancement of diversity in the game of golf. Champ will join the field of 144 players at The Riviera Country Club February 12-18.
Representing the advancement of diversity in the game of golf, Kevin M. Hall has been awarded the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption to play in the 2017 Genesis Open. Hall is set to join the field of 144 players at The Riviera Country Club, Feb. 16-19.