The PGA TOUR’s 93rd Genesis Open ready to tee off

Genesis Invitational along 2nd Green at Riviera Country Club. (Photo by Jevone Moore)
First hole tee box at the Riviera Country Club. (Photo by Jevone Moore)

Pacific Palisades, CA –  The PGA TOUR’s 93rd Genesis Open opening round will tee off on Valentine Day at 6:40am for the first group. The afternoon tee times will tee off at 11:40am using 1st and 10th tees.

The $7.4 million Genesis Open, a 72-hole tournament hosted by Tiger Woods and playing Thursday-Sunday at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., is operated by TGR Live and raises funds and awareness for the TGR Foundation. Bubba Watson is the defending champion. Sunday’s champion will earn $1,332,000 and 500 FedExCup points.

The weather looks to be an extra hurdle for the golfers this week, but tickets sales can hold strong if the tournament sponsor Tiger makes the weekend.

Special painting that will be on display at the Riviera Country Club. (Photo by Jevone Moore)

Notable tee times:

6:40 am 1 Tee Jason Kokrak, 7:01 1 Tee Patrick Rodgers, 8:14 1 Tee Hunter Mahan & Harold Varner III,

7:11 am 10 Tee Bubba Watson & Dustin Johnson, 7:22 am 10 Tee Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele & Jordan Spieth

12:22 pm 1 Tee Tiger Woods & Rory Mcllory, 12:11 1 Tee Matt Kuchar & Jon Rahm,

12:11 pm 10 Tee Keegan Bradley & Sergio Garcia,

“I love playing this golf course. I always have, I enjoyed playing up here when I was young with my dad,” said Tiger, “You’ve got to hit the ball high into any of these
greens and really control your spin and put the ball in the right spots…”

We will bring you opening round coverage Thursday after round 1 of the Genesis Open.