Tournament host Tiger Woods to play in 2020 Genesis Invitational
November 12, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- November 12, 2019
Tiger Woods reflects on 82 PGA TOUR victories
Tiger Woods has officially committed to play The Genesis Invitational in 2020 – the first year of the tournament under its new elevated status honoring the 82-time PGA TOUR winner.
Woods is the tournament host for the Feb. 10-16 event at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, site of his very first PGA TOUR start in 1992 as a 16-year-old.
The longstanding tournament is now an invitational and will boast an elite 120-man field. Winners will be afforded a three-year exemption on the PGA TOUR in line with the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide that is hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
“It’s an honor for us to be in the same category as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer,” Woods said.
“Those are two legends of the game. For us to have this type of elevation, all the things we want to have happen for the tournament are going to happen. On top of that, to be able to host the tournament each and every year at Riviera, where it all started for me, it’s come full circle.”
With just one PGA TOUR start expected before The Genesis Invitational – at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines – it is possible Woods will be pushing to hold the all-time win record on the PGA TOUR alone. He recently joined Sam Snead at 82 with his victory at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in Japan.
The current Masters champion has played the event 13 times without a victory, one of the few places where wins have eluded him. The soon to be 44-year-old has four top-10s including runner up results in 1998 and 1999 at the iconic Los Angeles course. Last season Woods placed T15, his best result at Riviera in 14 years.
In addition to his on-course success, the elevated status of The Genesis Invitational will celebrate Woods’ TGR Foundation, which provides award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, a digital platform and educator professional development, and has reached more than one million students.
In recognition of Woods’ debut at Riviera and the elevation of The Genesis Invitational, ticket prices for the 2020 tournament start at $19.92. Tickets, including hospitality and preferred parking passes, can be purchased online at GenesisInvitational.com.
In an effort to expand access to and interest in the game of golf, The Genesis Invitational is pleased to once again provide complimentary grounds tickets for youth 15 and under.
Youth tickets are available at the box office when accompanied by a ticketed adult. College and high school students are eligible to purchase grounds tickets at a discounted price at the box office with a valid student ID.
Complimentary grounds tickets are available for all active, retired, reserve and National Guard military members at the box office. Additionally, all veterans will receive a 50-percent discount on grounds tickets when purchasing in advance with a valid ID.