The Riviera Country Club is located right on the coastline of the entertainment capital of the world, just miles Los Angeles. Riviera has been the host of major golf tournaments since as early as 1948, which include the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, and now The Genesis Invitational. Originally established in 1926, Riviera is known for its older course that many of the players enjoy.
In February 2019, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan announced alongside tournament host Tiger Woods that the 90-plus year event played annually at The Riviera Country Club will become an invitational beginning with the 2020 tournament. Below are the different accolades that can earn players an invitation to The Genesis Invitational this February.
The Genesis Invitational is elevating the game inside and outside the ropes at The Riviera Country Club. The tournament will once again offer a number of unique experiences for all guests attending the event at Riviera. From public viewing decks and social clubs, an enhanced variety of food and beverage options, and public WIFI, upgrade your expectations of a sporting event.
Tournament host Tiger Woods confirmed today that he will play in the 2020 Genesis Invitational, to be held February 10-16 at The Riviera Country Club. In its first year with elevated status, the longstanding tournament is now an invitational, with Woods serving as tournament host.
2020 marks a new era for PGA TOUR golf in Los Angeles. A tradition rich with over 90 years of history, a new chapter will be written in the next decade and beyond. Beginning in February 2020, you’re invited to experience golf elevated at Riviera for The Genesis Invitational.
When the world’s best tee it up at Riviera each year, there is an opportunity for one PGA TOUR professional to write his name in the record books. But the opportunities provided by the Genesis Open go far beyond the golf course. While golf’s biggest stars head to Los Angeles each February, the impact of their visit can be seen year-round as proceeds from the Genesis Open benefit TGR Foundation and its education and college-access programs.
The list of PGA TOUR winners in Los Angeles is a who’s who of the golf world. To pick the greatest of the PGA TOUR winners in LA would be too difficult a task. But to pick the most impactful, look no further than Charlie Sifford’s tournament victory in 1969.
Some of the nation’s leading names in athletics and education are teaming up to be part of the world-class Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus – envisioned as one of the largest and most extraordinary community-serving sports and education centers in America.
Meet Yohanne Ndoumbe, an Earl Woods Scholar at TGR Foundation. Yohanne currently attends Woodbury University in Burbank, California far away from her home in Washington D.C. Yohanne attended the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club as a volunteer at the TGR Learning Lab tent in Family Village.
University of Kentucky’s Lukas Euler won the 2019 Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase, earning an exemption into the field of 144 players set to compete February 14-17 at The Riviera Country Club. San Jose State, led by Genesis Open professional Scott Brown and San Jose State senior Kevin Velo, won the team competition.
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.
After 93 years of unforgettable experiences and charitable giving, the Genesis Open continues to identify local needs and invest in a brighter future for underrepresented youth. As guests travel to The Riviera Country Club to enjoy all the event’s festivities, the dollars spent and raised will benefit educational programs that open doors and change lives. […]
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.