By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor
More than 10 years have passed since he won the last of his 14 major championships, but Tiger Woods is still the biggest name in golf and in three weeks he will headline a star-studded field in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club—one of the rare courses on the PGA TOUR he has yet to conquer.
Woods made his PGA TOUR debut at Riviera in 1992 as a 16-year-old amateur competing on a sponsor’s exemption. Now 43, Woods is on the downside of his Hall of Fame career, but is eager to build off his stunning victory at the 2018 TOUR Championship—the 80th win of his TOUR career and first in more than five years—that vaulted him to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings.
Woods’ TGR Live manages the Genesis Open and proceeds from the event benefit his TGR Foundation.
“I’m looking forward to being back in Los Angeles for the Genesis Open,” Woods said. “It’s always great to be able to play at Riviera and I am very proud of the impact the Genesis Open has been able to make on education through my foundation.”
In his first appearance at Riviera since 2006, Woods shot 6-over through 36 holes but missed the cut last year. His best finish at Riviera was a tie for second in 1999.