The best field in the nearly 100-year history of The Genesis Invitational descended on Riviera in February 2022. From the opening round to the closing putt, Joaquin Niemann wrote his chapter in the tournament’s storied history. From tournament records to a life-long dream come true, the 2022 Genesis Invitational was a week Niemann will never forget.
Winning wire-to-wire on the PGA TOUR is not an easy feat. Winning wire-to-wire at Riviera is nearly unheard of. And that’s just what happened as Joaquin Niemann won the 2022 Genesis Invitational. Niemann stole the show with back-to-back record setting rounds of 63 on Thursday and Friday leading to a victory on Sunday.
Thursday’s first round at The Genesis Invitational produced some incredible scores, capped off by a record-tying performance. Joaquin Niemann closed a strong back nine to finishing with a 63, tying the tournament record for lowest opening round. Niemann became the ninth player to shoot 63 to start the tournament.
Wake Forest sophomore Michael Brennan set a Collegiate Showcase record Monday, shooting a five-under-par 66 at The Riviera Country Club to earn the final exemption into The Genesis Invitational. Brennan used a birdie-eagle stretch on the 10th and 11th holes to separate himself from the largest field in the eight-year history of the Collegiate Showcase. Washington’s RJ Manke finished second with a score of three-under 68.
The Genesis Invitational announced today that Ethan Mangum of the College of William & Mary golf program has been named the inaugural Pathway Player into the tournament’s Collegiate Showcase. Mangum will compete in the Collegiate Showcase at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 14 with the opportunity to earn an exemption into the 2022 Genesis Invitational, to be played February 17-20.
Tournament host Tiger Woods announced Aaron Beverly as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption into the 2022 Genesis Invitational. Beverly will join the 120-player field at The Riviera Country Club February 17-20. Awarded annually since 2009, the Sifford exemption represents the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.
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 […]