Woods Hosted Genesis Open to Become Invitational in 2020

The PGA Tour announced today that the Tiger Woods hosted Genesis Open will be changing to a limited field Invitational beginning in 2020. Along with the field change will come the following additional enhancements:

  • The winner will receive a 3-year tour exemption
  • Total purse increases to $9.3 million
  • Winners share increases to $1.674 million
  • Increased exposure for the TGR Foundation

As pointed out in the article published by the PGA Tour, these changes will elevate the tournament to the same level as the Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational. Jack's event, Arnie's event, and now Tiger's event.
“I’m honored and grateful that the Genesis Open will receive elevated status and join Arnold’s and Jack’s tournaments,” Woods said. “To be included with two of the greatest golfers of all-time, in my hometown and at an event that benefits my TGR Foundation is something I could never have imagined when I first visited Riviera with my Pop. I would like to personally thank Genesis, the PGA TOUR and all those that made this dream happen.”
A deserved upgrade to a special tournament held on one of America's iconic courses hosted by one of golf's greatest champions. Good news all around.

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