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SportTiger's involvement at the Genesis Open takes on new dimension as he hosts Celebrity Cup at Riviera

07:50  12 february  2019
07:50  12 february  2019 Source:   golfdigest.com

Tiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas for 2019 Genesis Open

Tiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas for 2019 Genesis Open On Monday the Genesis Open announced that Tiger Woods will play with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas in the opening rounds.

The Genesis Open is the only social event on the LA sports calendar that grants access Tiger Woods and the Experience best in class hospitality at the Genesis Open . From private venues to shared Introducing Celebrity Cup . Are you ready to hear the roar? Or would you rather lower the boom?

Discounted grounds tickets to the Genesis Open are available for high school and college students. Discounted student tickets can be purchased at the Genesis Open box office with a valid student ID. College students are able to purchase student ticket in advance after an online verification process.

Tiger's involvement at the Genesis Open takes on new dimension as he hosts Celebrity Cup at Riviera© Donald Miralle/Getty Images PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods proved last year that he’s not ready to be a ceremonial golfer. He only commands an audience like one.

There are plenty of stars who can lay claim to being king of L.A., including current resident LeBron James. Woods still can, too, as evidenced by the A-list turnout for his inaugural Celebrity Cup on Monday at Riviera Country Club, site of this week’s Genesis Open, of which Woods is host of and his foundation benefits from.

“It’s very impressive,” said Fred Couples of the turnout and the event.

Indeed.

Among those to participate were actors Mark Wahlberg, Luke Wilson, Oliver Hudson; musicians Kid Rock and Nick Jonas; “Today Show” host Carson Daly and “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison; and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and former NFL running back Reggie Bush. Teams were captained by Woods and Couples and competed in a four-ball net better ball match on Riviera’s back nine in what were pristine conditions.

Mickelson delivers drama before rain stops play at Riviera

Mickelson delivers drama before rain stops play at Riviera Phil Mickelson opened with a par Thursday at the Genesis before wet conditions halted play at Riviera after less than an hour. Typical of Mickelson, it was no ordinary par. Mickelson drove into a bunker on the short par-4 10th when the horn sounded to stop play. Because the weather presented no danger, players were allowed to finish the hole. Mickelson went over the green into a slightly plugged lie in the bunker behind the green. Unable to control the spin, his shot rolled over the green into a third bunker. And right when it looked as if he was headed for a big number, Lefty holed his fourth shot for par.

The Genesis Open is known to host the world’ s best professional golfers every year. The diverse food and beverage culture of LA will share the spotlight Fred Couples, a two-time tournament champion at Riviera , 2018 Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk and past champion Bill Haas have received exemptions

New , 8 comments. Tiger Woods makes his first visit in 12 years to the historic Los Angeles PGA Tour event. We’re having a bit of cheeky fun, but the Genesis Open in Los Angeles is set up to be one of the A 16-year-old Tiger making his PGA Tour debut at Riviera in 1992. Whether it was the date, an

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But for Woods—whose team won—it was also chance to take on an even greater role with the Genesis and put more of his personal touch on the tournament.

“For us to try to do something that’s impactful here in the community [is] what we’re trying to do,” Woods said. “Having these guys come out and do this—they don’t have to but the fact they did makes this event more special.”

A good turnout of fans and plenty of yucking it up on a spectacular afternoon of weather didn’t hurt, either.

“We’ve been planning for a few months, trying to get all the celebs to understand what we’re trying to do,” Woods said. “A lot of them are in high demand. The fact they gave up their afternoon to come out here means a lot.”

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Tiger Woods’ duties as tournament host of next week’ s Genesis Open will include taking on Fred Couples in a team competition at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Monday. The inaugural Celebrity Cup will feature two teams of six celebrities each, one side captained by Woods

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J.B. Holmes rallies to win a marathon finish at Riviera.
J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters.Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome Justin Thomas, who three-putted three times on the back nine and shot a 75.They played 34 holes because of a seven-hour rain delayed at the start of the week, and they got a wild shift in weather from sunshine in the morning to complete 16 holes of the third round, brief rain when they teed off in the final round and wicked wind that made it tough to hole putts.

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