Friday, March 1, 2024

TIGER WOODS TO MAKE 2024 PGA TOUR DEBUT AT THE GENESIS INVITATIONAL – The Golf Wire

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Tournament Host Tiger Woods will make his 2024 PGA TOUR debut at The Genesis Invitational, held February 15-18 at The Riviera Country Club. Woods headlines the field set to compete in the 98th playing of the event. One of eight Signature Events on the PGA TOUR schedule, 71 players will compete for a $20 million purse, with this year’s champion slated to collect a $4 million prize and 700 PGA TOUR FedExCup points. The Genesis Invitational will feature a 36-hole cut for the top 50 plus ties and any player within 10 shots of the lead.

Woods is joined by 22 of the top 24 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking – the first occurrence for a 2024 PGA TOUR event. Annually among the strongest fields in golf, playing commitments include:

  • Tiger Woods (Tournament Host, 82-time PGA TOUR winner, 15-time major champion)
  • Scottie Scheffler (World No. 1, 2022 Masters champion, six-time PGA TOUR winner and two-time reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year)
  • Rory McIlroy (World No. 2, 24-time PGA TOUR winner, four-time major champion and 2022 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion)
  • Viktor Hovland (World No. 4, six-time PGA TOUR champion and 2023 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion)
  • Xander Schauffele (World No. 5, seven-time PGA TOUR champion, San Diego, Calif. native and reigning Olympic Gold Medalist from the Tokyo Games)
  • Wyndham Clark (World No. 6 and 2023 U.S. Open champion in Los Angeles)
  • Patrick Cantlay (World No. 7, eight-time PGA TOUR winner, UCLA product and Long Beach, Calif. native)
  • Max Homa (World No. 8, 2021 tournament champion and Valencia, Calif. native)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (World No. 9, 2022 U.S. Open winner)
  • Brian Harman (World No. 10 and 2023 Open Championship winner)

The field features 15 past major champions including six-time PGA TOUR winner (including 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship) and Los Angeles native Collin Morikawa (World No. 13), three-time major winner and 13-time PGA TOUR champion Jordan Spieth (World No. 16), 13-time PGA TOUR champion and 2015 PGA Championship winner Jason Day (World No. 18) and 2017 and 2022 PGA Championship winner and 15-time PGA TOUR champion Justin Thomas (World No. 19), among others. Past winners at Riviera in the field include Homa and Adam Scott (2020 & 2005 event champion).

Overall, The Genesis Invitational will showcase 41 of the top 50 players in the world and 28 of the top 30 players from the 2022-23 FedExCup standings.

 

WHO:         Player field below        

WHERE:      The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

WHEN:        Feb. 12-18; Round 1 of 72-hole stroke play event begins Thursday, Feb. 15

TV:              Thursday & Friday: Golf Channel 1 – 5 p.m. PT

                    Saturday: Golf Channel 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT; CBS 12 – 4 p.m. PT

                    Sunday: Golf Channel 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT; CBS 12 – 3:30 p.m. PT

 

2024 PLAYER FIELD

(as of 2/9 commitment deadline; subject to change)

Ludvig Åberg

Matt Kuchar

Byeong Hun An

Luke List

Keegan Bradley

Hideki Matsuyama

Sam Burns

Denny McCarthy

Patrick Cantlay

Rory McIlroy

Wyndham Clark

Taylor Montgomery

Eric Cole

Taylor Moore

Corey Conners

Collin Morikawa

Cam Davis

Grayson Murray

Jason Day

J.T. Poston

Nick Dunlap

Seamus Power

Harris English

Andrew Putnam

Tony Finau

Patrick Rodgers

Matt Fitzpatrick

Sam Ryder

Tommy Fleetwood

Xander Schauffele

Rickie Fowler

Scottie Scheffler

Lucas Glover

Adam Schenk

Ben Griffin

Adam Scott+

Emiliano Grillo

Alex Smalley

Adam Hadwin

J.J. Spaun

Nick Hardy

Jordan Spieth

Brian Harman

Sepp Straka

Russell Henley

Adam Svensson

Lee Hodges

Nick Taylor

Tom Hoge

Sahith Theegala

Nicolai Højgaard

Justin Thomas

Max Homa

Brendon Todd

Beau Hossler

Gary Woodland+

 Viktor Hovland

Tiger Woods++

Mackenzie Hughes

Cameron Young

Sungjae Im

Will Zalatoris+

 Chase Johnson*

Swing 5 spot TBD 2.11

Si Woo Kim

Swing 5 spot TBD 2.11

Tom Kim

Swing 5 spot TBD 2.11

Chris Kirk

Swing 5 spot TBD 2.11

Kurt Kitayama

 

 

+ Tournament Exemption

++ Tournament Host

* Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption

CONTACT: 

Noah Sharfman, TGR Live – nsharfman@tgrfoundation.org; 310-702-8819

Damian Secore, Brener Zwikel & Associates – damians@bzapr.com; 951-454-6047

Greg Ball, Brener Zwikel & Associates – gregb@bzapr.com; 760-271-9183

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