Although Tiger Woods is not playing in the Genesis Invitational this week, he will be at the Riviera golf course in Pacific Palisades.
In addition to being a legendary golfer, he is the founder and CEO of TGR, which is the primary charitable beneficiary of the Genesis. Woods became the host of this prestigious golf tournament in 2017.
Max Homa was the 2021 Genesis winner and Adam Scott took the tournament in 2020. On Thursday,120 of the top golfers in the world tee off. After 36 holes of golf, the top 65 players will vie for the money in the final two rounds of the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The purse is $22 million, and the winner will take home $2.16 million.
This is a fantastic opportunity for people in Southern California to see not only golfing legends, but the up-and-coming stars in the sport.
All tickets are digital and must be purchased in advance. Walk-up box office sales will not be available at this tournament. All youth 15 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. (Visit: genesisinvitational.com/tickets/)
Kids are invited to join the Kids Club and be entered to win tournament prizes. (genesisinvitational.com/kidsclub/)
A youth-activity tent and a six-hole putting course will be located in the Taylormade Family Village between 3 Green and the 15 tee. Also at that location will be concessions and public seating.
On Saturday, February 19, there will be a youth golf exhibition at 1 p.m. on the driving range, which is free to all kids in attendance.
MILITARY, VETERANS, TEACHERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS:
Active-duty military can receive complimentary tickets, online, and after verification receive free food and beverages at the Hexadyne Corporation Military Pavilion by the 10 green.
Veterans, teachers, first responders and medical professionals can receive discounted tickets after on-line verification.
While supplies last all guests can receive a free tournament poster by artist Jonas Never. The artist will also be working on a Tiger Woods and TGR Foundation-themes art piece Wednesday through Friday near the driving range.
Parking is located in Santa Monica public parking lots and complimentary shuttle buses are available. Guests do NOT need a tournament ticket to ride the shuttle but will need to purchase a ticket online using a mobile device before entering the tournament.
*Attendees 5 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result.
(Negative results within 48 hours prior to entry if from a lab PCR Test or within 24 hours prior to entry if from a lab Antigen Test)
*Attendees 18 years and older must also provide a government issued photo ID with a matching name to vaccination proof or test result.
GARRISON BROTHERS DISTILLERY BUNKER:
There is a public deck with views of 2 green and partial views of 10 tee box and 9 green. Signature Garrison Brothers Bourbon cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase.
TITO’S STILLHOUSE LOUNGE:
There is a public deck with views of the iconic 10th green, and craft Tito’s cocktails, beer and concessions will be available for purchase.
MAESTRO DOBEL TEQUILA TERRACE:
Open to the public deck and located behind 13 green, craft Maestro Dobel tequila cocktails will be available for purchase.
THE 19TH HOLE:
A Public deck with views of 10 tee, 3 tee and 18 green will feature a bar with signature cocktails, beer and wine.
The weather for the tournament is predicted to be sunny with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. Come out and enjoy a walk around the Riviera.
Or channel Humphrey Bogart, who would position himself underneath the sycamore tree beside the 12 green, with a thermos of bourbon, to watch the pros come through during the golf tournament.