Genesis Invitational Set for Riviera February 10-16

The collegiate winner met Tiger Woods, who offered him some advice.

Your chance to watch Tiger Woods, one of the all-time great golfers, play locally is a bargain, starting at $19.92 for an admission ticket.

The 2020 Genesis Invitational (February 10 through 16) at the Riviera Country Club will be an anniversary of sorts for Woods. He made his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur at Riviera in 1992, when he missed the cut (at what was then called the Nissan Los Angeles Open). In honor of his debut, tickets for the Genesis will begin at $19.92, if purchased before February 4. There will also be complimentary grounds tickets for youth 15 and under.

Last year, the PGA Tour granted the Genesis Invitational elevated status, meaning the original field will be trimmed from 144 to 120 players and the purse will jump from $74.4 million to $9.3 million. The winner will also receive a three-year Tour exemption rather than the two-year exemption that most tournament winners receive.

The action will start on Monday, February 10, with the Collegiate Showcase. Gates open at 8 a.m. On Tuesday, the course will be closed to the public to allow the pros to play practice rounds.

On Wednesday, the Pro-Am (presented by MetLife) will take place, with the gates opening at 6 a.m. As a tip, some of the top golfers play in this charity event. They are relaxed, there are often jokes and lots of laughs. The crowds are small and it’s incredibly easy to see the players up close and follow them.

Round 1 starts on Thursday, with gates opening at 6 a.m. If you want to see all your favorite players, Thursday and Friday are the days to go, before the field its winnowed down following the 36-hole cut.

The final round is Sunday, February 16.

There will be public grandstands on the driving range and at the 9th, 10th, 14th and 17th greens. Public food trucks, public seating and a video board will be located behind the 14th green. The Gold Road brew experience can be found near the 15th tee.

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