The PGA tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods, held between 2 / 13-16 at the Riviera Country Club this year as well has been upgraded to an "invitational" event, titled the "Genesis Invitational".
The Genesis Open was changed to "the Genesis Invitational", which meant increased prize money and a list of invited players.
The Riviera Country Club (RCC) will again be hosting PGA Tour tournaments this quarter. four days from XNUMX February XNUMXth to XNUMXth. From this time, the name of the tournament will be changed to "Invitational Match", and the total prize money and the rating of the tournament will also increase.
The new name is "The Genesis Invitational." Only XNUMX invited players can participate. The total prize money is $ XNUMX million, which is $ XNUMX million higher than the previous "Genesis Open". The winner will receive a $ XNUMX prize plus a three-year seed, one year more than usual. The rating will be upgraded to the third invitational tour of the tour, equivalent to "The Memorial Tournament" sponsored by Jack Niklas, which is the preparatory battle for the US Open Championship, and "Arnold Palmer Invitational".
Since its opening in XNUMX, RCC has been the stage of PGA tours. LA Open, Nissan Open, Northern Trust Open, and Genesis Open. Each time a tournament was held, a new legend was born and history was carved.
Tiger Woods, born and raised on the outskirts of Los Angeles, made his PGA tour debut at the age of XNUMX at The Riviera Country Club. Tiger, host of the tournament since XNUMX, described the upgrade to the invitation match as "very honorable."
* The following broadcast schedule is in Japan time.
▼ February 16th Sun.
▼ February 17th Mon.
▼ February 14th Fri. Day 1
4:00 am to 8:00 am, 8:00 pm to 0:00 am
▼ February 15th Sat. Day 2
4:00 am to 8:00 am, 10:00 pm to 1:00 am
▼ February 16th Sun. Day 3
3:00 am to 8:15 am, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
▼ February 17th Mon. Last day
3:00 am to 8:45 am, 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm
▼ February 13th Thu.
11:45 pm-4:00 am (special group relay)
▼ February 14th Fri.
4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (TV broadcast / Specific group broadcast)
11:45 pm-4:00 am (special group relay)
▼ February 15th Sat.
4:00 am to 8:00 am (TV relay / special group relay)
▼ February 16th Sun.
3:00 am to 5:00 am (TV broadcast)
5:00 am to 8:00 am (TV relay / special hall relay)
▼ February 17th Mon. Last day
1:15 am to 5:00 am (special group relay)
3:00 am to 5:00 am (TV broadcast)
5:00 am-8:30 am (special hall relay)
The tournament, where top players compete, is a valuable training ground for those involved in competition management and for the course management technicians. During the event, the RCC will be attended by stakeholders from all over the world, and will have active exchange of information. Especially for course maintenance, we are grateful that approximately 40 outstanding professionals from all over the world will volunteer to support the tournament every year in order to pass on RCC's advanced technology. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the horizon, Kasumigaseki CC will also welcome human resources. The Riviera Group's 2006 “Riviera Future Creation Project” provides support in a variety of industrial fields, including the acceptance of human resources at the RCC. RCC is sincerely praying for the success of the Olympic Games in Japan.
2019 In October, at the "ZOZO Championship" (Narashino CC), Woods excites the world with the 10nd win in Thailand, the most PGA record. This August, the Kasumigaseki CC will be the stage for the Olympic Golf Consultation. As topics continue to attract the world's attention to Japan, course management techniques in Japan are attracting attention.
The February PGA Tour Tournament is an opportunity to bring the know-how honed by the Riviera to the world. Riviera will continue to contribute to the golf world.
― Maintaining history and connecting to the future ―
The Riviera Country Club 90 years' commitment
Club of "the highest peak" where celebrities gather and spend bliss
Through the history of over 90 years since its founding, we have become a stage where top golfers compete for victory, and we have been loved by celebrities from all over the world as a place to socialize and relax, praised as `` the world's highest private club '' The Riviera Group's "Flagship"-The Riviera Country Club-(RCC). I would like to introduce our efforts toward the milestone of the 100th anniversary while taking a step forward.
The RCC is located in Pacific Palisades on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California, USA. The location is rich in eucalyptus and sycamore vegetation and, as the name implies, is rich in natural scenery overlooking the Pacific Ocean, close to Hollywood, Malibu and Santa Monica, making it an unbeatable location for celebrities. Focusing on this great place, RCC opened. It was in 1926 (official opening in June 1927). The designer was George C. Thomas, one of the most respected golf course designers in Southern California at the time.
At this time, the RCC was also equipped with a riding ground and became the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics equestrian competition venue. "Baron West", Japan's Nishi Takeichi has won the Obstacle Jumping Competition. At that time, the upper classes were mostly Polo enthusiasts, and Hollywood actors regularly enjoyed RCC golf and polo. In the 60s, the Polo Club was transformed into a high-end tennis club with 24 courts, and has been reborn as The Riviera Tennis Club, which is known for its prominent achievements, including the National Student Championships for over 30 years.
RCC has also been used frequently as a major film location, including the films Pat and Mike, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, and the movie The Caddy.
George C. Thomas, Day of the 1927 RCC Open
Entrance to the Polo Equestrian Center
Polo club in the 1930s
One frame of Hollywood movie "Pat and Mike"
The stage of a major tournament that produced many famous games
RCC has been chosen as the venue for many major tournaments since its inception, with only golf courses entrusted to top designers aiming to be “the highest peak”. The PGA Tour LA Open is held in February every year, remembering that the 16-year-old Tiger Woods made a brilliant major debut (1992). The RCC is a fixed venue except for a very short time. Even when he was away from the RCC, fans were keen to return, and the enthusiastic movements of club members such as Glen Campbell, the country music giant, became established in the RCC from the 2's and continue to the present day .
Among professional golf fans in the U.S., the RCC is known as the Hogans Alley, a legendary player named Ben Hogan, who opened the LA in 1947 and the US Open in 1948. And the LA Open. In each case, the RCC is the venue. Other major tournaments held at the RCC include the National Professional Golf Championship (1983/1995), the National Senior Open (1998), the National Student Championship (2012), and the American Amateur Championship (2017). Has been held twice. If a golf event will be held at the 3 Ross Olympics, the RCC has been determined to be the stadium.
The first LA Open on the Riviera in 1929
US Open (1948) / LA Open (1947/48) Champion Ben Hogan
Efforts to maintain a glorious history and develop it into the future
Ben Hogan wrote, "RCC No. 4 is one of the best short holes in the U.S. and what I like the most," but "Emperor" Jack Nikolaus also said "RCC No. 10 is one of It is the shortest and most strategic par-4 hole and is one of the most exciting courses in major tournaments. " Like these two, many players give the 4th and 10th the “best hole”. The 12th, also known as the "bogie tree", is also popular. This is a famous place where famous actor Humphrey Bogard visited and drank bourbon. It's an episode because it's a historical club.
The Riviera sticks to every single piece of history. The current RCC has been carefully managed since its inception in 1988, with the concept of "returning to the origins of George C. Thomas Jr. design" since our succession in Japan in 2016. . On the other hand, the RCC chosen as a venue for major tournaments must always be state-of-the-art. Invited Paul Latchou, one of the nation's foremost course managers, to serve as advisor. Advocating "everyday is a tournament condition", we are working on course maintenance that supports the evolution of equipment. In XNUMX, we launched the Ogawa Project, a flood control project in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles. In this project, spring water from the Santa Monica valley, which is negatively affecting the marine environment, is drawn into RCC, stored, purified, and used as water. It also prepares for the droughts that often occur in the region. By showing the situation of this flood control to local children, the social contribution effect in education is also expected.
And another. We are promoting the conversion of clubhouses into museums. Not only the history of the RCC tournament but also the history of adding color to numerous Hollywood films as a great location. The clubhouse itself will be an impressive museum, not to mention its material value. Maintain history and connect to the future. That is the RCC mission. With the 2028 Olympics ahead of a major Event, the RCC will continue to strive to mark the history of the new centenary.
Full view of clubhouse from course
A tournament spun by 90 years of history
MAJOR TOURNAMENTS & OTHERS
Major tournaments and other formal events
|1948||US OPEN||Ben Hogan|
|1983||PGA (U.S. Professional Golf Championship)||Hal Sutton|
|1995||PGA (U.S. Professional Golf Championship)||Steve Elkington|
|1998||US Senior Open||Hale Irwin|
|2012||NCAA (National Student Championship)||Thomas Pieters|
|2017||US Amateur (National Amateur Championship)||Doug Ghim|
PGA Los Angeles Open
PGA Los Angeles Open every February
|年度||Tournament name||Successive winners|
|2019||Genesis Open||JB Holmes|
|2018||Genesis Open||Bubba Watson|
|2017||Genesis Open||Dustin Johnson|
|2016||Northern Trust Open||Bubba Watson|
|2015||Northern Trust Open||James hahn|
|2014||Northern Trust Open||Bubba Watson|
|2013||Northern Trust Open||John Merrick|
|2012||Northern Trust Open||Bill Haas|
|2011||Northern Trust Open||Aaron Baddeley|
|2010||Northern Trust Open||Steve Stricker|
|2009||Northern Trust Open||Phil Mickelson|
|2008||Northern Trust Open||Phil Mickelson|
|2007||Nissan Open||Charles Howell III|
|2006||Nissan Open||Rory Sabbatini|
|2004||Nissan Open||Mike weir|
|2003||Nissan Open||Mike weir|
|2002||Nissan Open||Len Mattiace|
|2001||Nissan Open||Robert Allenby|
|2000||Nissan Open||Kirk Triplett|
|1999||Nissan Open||Ernie Els|
|1997||Nissan Open||Nick Faldo|
|1996||Nissan Open||Craig Stadler|
|1995||Nissan Open||Corey Pavin|
|1994||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Corey Pavin|
|1993||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Tom Kite|
|1992||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Fred Couples|
|1991||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Ted schulz|
|1990||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Fred Couples|
|1989||Nissan Los Angeles Open||Mark Calcavecchia|
|1988||Los Angeles Open presented by Nissan||Chip Beck|
|1987||Los Angeles Open presented by Nissan||Chen Tze-chung|
|1986||Los Angeles Open||Doug Tewell|
|1985||Los Angeles Open||Lanny Wadkins|
|1984||Los Angeles Open||David Edwards|
|1982||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Tom Watson|
|1981||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Johnny Miller|
|1980||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Tom Watson|
|1979||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Lanny Wadkins|
|1978||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Gil Morgan|
|1977||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Tom Purtzer|
|1976||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Hale Irwin|
|1975||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Pat Fitzsimons|
|1974||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Dave Stockton|
|1973||Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open||Rod funseth|
|1953||Los Angeles Open||Lloyd Mangrum|
|1952||Los Angeles Open||Tommy Bolt|
|1951||Los Angeles Open||Lloyd Mangrum|
|1950||Los Angeles Open||Sam Snead|
|1949||Los Angeles Open||Lloyd Mangrum|
|1948||Los Angeles Open||Ben Hogan|
|1947||Los Angeles Open||Ben Hogan|
|1946||Los Angeles Open||Byron nelson|
|1945||Los Angeles Open||Sam Snead|
|1941||Los Angeles Open||Johnny Bulla|
|1930||Los Angeles Open||Denny Shute|
|1929||Los Angeles Open||Macdonald Smith|
2019 Genesis Open
2018 Genesis Open