A perfect round vaulted Hideki Matsuyama to a three-shot victory at The Riviera Country Club in the 2024 Genesis Invitational. Nine birdies on the round propelled the 2021 Masters champion to a final-round 62, one shot off the course record. Matsuyama’s 62 in the final round is the best final round score at Riviera on the PGA TOUR.
Moving day lived up to its billing Saturday at The Riviera Country Club during the third round of the 2024 Genesis Invitational. Patrick Cantlay continues to hold the lead as he has after each round this week but what was a comfortable cushion has shrunk to two shots. Cantlay’s 14-under-par 199 through 54 holes leads Xander Schauffele and Will Zalatoris, who are tied for second at 12-under.
Patrick Cantlay teed off Round 2 of the 2024 Genesis Invitational with the 18-hole lead. Throughout the afternoon, the Long Beach, Calif. native cushioned his margin on the field, posting the clubhouse lead at 13-under-par 129 after 36-holes. The trio of Jason Day, Luke List and Mackenzie Hughes are tied for second at 8-under, five shots back.
The Riviera Country Club felt very familiar for Patrick Cantlay on Thursday during the first round of the 2024 Genesis Invitational. The UCLA product surged to the top of the leaderboard with a 7-under-par 64 to hold the first-round lead by one shot over Cam Davis, Luke List and Jason Day.
For the second consecutive year, The Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase needed extra holes to crown a champion. On the 11th green at The Riviera Country Club, Cole Rueck made a short birdie putt to secure the 2024 Collegiate Showcase victory on Monday. With the victory, Rueck earned an exemption into the Genesis Scottish Open (July 11-14).
Tournament Host Tiger Woods will make his 2024 PGA TOUR debut at The Genesis Invitational, held February 15-18 at The Riviera Country Club. Woods headlines the field set to compete in the 98th playing of the event. One of eight Signature Events on the PGA TOUR schedule, 71 players will compete for a $20 million purse, with this year’s champion slated to collect a $4 million prize and 700 PGA TOUR FedExCup points. The Genesis Invitational will feature a 36-hole cut for the top 50 plus ties and any player within 10 shots of the lead.
The Genesis Invitational announced today that Kristopher Stiles of San Jose State University has been named the 2024 Pathway Player into the tournament’s Collegiate Showcase. Stiles will compete alongside a field of collegiate golfers at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 12. New in 2024, the Collegiate Showcase champion will earn an exemption into the 2024 Genesis Scottish Open, held July 11-14 at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.
Tournament host Tiger Woods has announced Chase Johnson as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption into the 2024 Genesis Invitational. Johnson will join the field at The Riviera Country Club February 15-18. Awarded annually since 2009, the Sifford exemption represents the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.
No matter the level, winning four times during a golf season is a major accomplishment. In a seven-month span, Marcus Byrd has created waves through the APGA Tour, winning four times during the 2023 season. In addition to setting the APGA Tour record for most tournament titles in a single season, Byrd was the recipient of the 2023 Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption and made his PGA TOUR debut at Riviera during the 2023 Genesis Invitational.
All eyes are on the City of Angels once more as the U.S. Open returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 75 years. Last hosted at the Riviera Country Club in 1948, the site of the 123rd U.S. Open championship will be located just down the road at The Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course.
When looking back at the 2023 Genesis Invitational, memorable moments have been written in the history books for years to come. Sunday’s final round, highlighted by a back-nine duel between Jon Rahm and 2021 champion Max Homa, saw incredible shots, epic putts and a fist pump that shook the course. Rahm’s victory was his third of the PGA TOUR season and vaulted him to No. 1 in the world ranking. However, one of the lasting memories from the 2023 tournament was the return of Tournament Host Tiger Woods to PGA TOUR competition for the first time in more than six months.
The golf world has a new No. 1 player after Jon Rahm shot a final-round 2-under-par 69 at The Riviera Country Club en route to two-shot victory at The Genesis Invitational. For Rahm, it was the 10th PGA TOUR victory of his career, including his third of the current season, and his fifth triumph in his past nine starts worldwide.
Jon Rahm has been knocking on the door ever since he first teed it up at The Genesis Invitational four years ago, and the world’s third-ranked player has put himself in solid position to walk away from Riviera Country Club with the trophy. He’ll have to hold off two Southern California natives, however, as the stage is set for a Sunday filled with Hollywood drama.
When Max Homa won The Genesis Invitational in 2021, he opened with a first-round 66 that included just one bogey in his hometown tournament. Thursday, the Valencia native went even lower, riding a wave of three straight birdies to close out his second nine and shoot a 7-under-par 64 that left him in a share of the first-round lead.
Texas Tech University senior Jack Wall defeated University of Kentucky’s Alex Goff on the second playoff hole to win the 2023 Collegiate Showcase and earn the final exemption into The Genesis Invitational. Wall went birdie-eagle on Riviera’s 10th and 11th holes in the playoff to secure the win. With the win, Wall will be making his PGA TOUR debut.
The Genesis Invitational announced today that Gregory Odom, Jr. of Howard University has been named the 2023 Pathway Player into the tournament’s Collegiate Showcase. Odom will compete in the Collegiate Showcase at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 13 with the opportunity to earn the final exemption into the 2023 Genesis Invitational, to be played February 16-19.
Tournament host Tiger Woods has announced Marcus Byrd as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption into the 2023 Genesis Invitational. Byrd will join the field at The Riviera Country Club February 16-19. Awarded annually since 2009, the Sifford exemption represents the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.
Over the years on the PGA TOUR, players have experienced plenty of playoffs, but nothing quite like the 2001 tournament at Riviera. The six-man playoff for the 2001 title was the largest playoff in PGA TOUR history and faced one of golf’s toughest closing holes in cold and difficult conditions.
During the 2022 Genesis Invitational at Riviera, Aaron Beverly confidently told the world that playing in his first PGA TOUR event wouldn’t be the only life-changing opportunity, but rather the first of many opportunities on the horizon. As the recipient of the 2022 Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption, Beverly competed alongside a field of the world’s […]
Building upon the tournament’s history of inclusion, The Genesis Invitational introduced the Pathway Player to the Collegiate Showcase in 2022. In collaboration with Ethan Mangum, the inaugural Pathway Player, The Genesis Invitational is supporting a series of free junior golf clinics this summer through At Par Golf at Chastain Park in Atlanta.