The Genesis Invitational

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 PGA Tour tournament will be held at The Riviera Country Club (RCC) again this term. Four days from February 2020 to 13th in 16. From this time, the name of the tournament will change as an "invited match", and the total prize money and tournament rating will increase.
The new name is "The Genesis Invitational." Only 120 invited players can participate. The total prize money is $ 190 million, which is $ 930 million higher than the previous "Genesis Open". The winner will receive a $ 10 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 1926, 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 16 at The Riviera Country Club. Tiger, who has been hosting the tournament since 2017, says the upgrade to an invitation match is "very honorable."

The Riviera Country Club
The Riviera Country Club

Broadcast Schedule

* The following broadcast schedule is in Japan time.

【 NHK】

▼ February 16th Sun.
6:00 am-
▼ February 17th Mon.
6:00 am-

[Golf Network]

▼ 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)

  • GOLF TV official site is here
  • Please check the TV broadcast schedule on each website.
    * Broadcast schedules are subject to change without notice.

Technology sharing

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.
At the ZOZO Championship (Narashino CC) in October 2019, Woods excites the world with the 10nd win in Thailand, the largest PGA record. This August, Kasumigaseki CC will be the stage for the Olympic Golf Consultation. As topics continue to attract global interest to Japan, Japanese course management techniques 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.

The Riviera Country Club

― 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 take place at the Los Angeles Olympics in 3, 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

Arnold Palmer

Phil Mickelson

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 big event set to take place in the 2028 Olympics, the RCC will continue to strive to mark the history of the new centenary.

Museum showcase

Full view of clubhouse from course

A tournament spun by 90 years of history


Major tournaments and other formal events

年度Tournament nameWinner
1948US OPENBen Hogan
1983PGA (U.S. Professional Golf Championship)Hal Sutton
1995PGA (U.S. Professional Golf Championship)Steve Elkington
1998US Senior OpenHale Irwin
2012NCAA (National Student Championship)Thomas Pieters
2017US Amateur (National Amateur Championship)Doug Ghim

PGA Los Angeles Open

PGA Los Angeles Open every February

年度Tournament nameSuccessive winners
2020Genesis Invitational A
2019Genesis OpenJB Holmes
2018Genesis OpenBubba watson
2017Genesis OpenDustin Johnson
2016Northern Trust OpenBubba watson
2015Northern Trust OpenJames hahn
2014Northern Trust OpenBubba watson
2013Northern Trust OpenJohn Merrick
2012Northern Trust OpenBill Haas
2011Northern Trust OpenAaron Baddeley
2010Northern Trust OpenSteve stricker
2009Northern Trust OpenPhil Mickelson
2008Northern Trust OpenPhil Mickelson
2007Nissan OpenCharles Howell III
2006Nissan OpenRory Sabbatini
2005Nissan OpenA
2004Nissan OpenMike weir
2003Nissan OpenMike weir
2002Nissan OpenLen Mattiace
2001Nissan OpenRobert Allenby
2000Nissan OpenKirk Triplett
1999Nissan OpenErnie els
1997Nissan OpenNick faldo
1996Nissan OpenCraig Stadler
1995Nissan OpenCorey Pavin
1994Nissan Los Angeles OpenCorey Pavin
1993Nissan Los Angeles OpenTom Kite
1992Nissan Los Angeles OpenFred Couples
1991Nissan Los Angeles OpenTed schulz
1990Nissan Los Angeles OpenFred Couples
1989Nissan Los Angeles OpenMark Calcavecchia
1988Los Angeles Open presented by NissanChip Beck
1987Los Angeles Open presented by NissanChen Tze-chung
1986Los Angeles OpenDoug Tewell
1985Los Angeles OpenLanny Wadkins
1984Los Angeles OpenDavid Edwards
1982Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenTom Watson
1981Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenJohnny Miller
1980Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenTom Watson
1979Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenLanny Wadkins
1978Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenGil Morgan
1977Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenTom Purtzer
1976Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenHale Irwin
1975Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenPat Fitzsimons
1974Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenDave Stockton
1973Glen Campbell-Los Angeles OpenRod funseth
1953Los Angeles OpenLloyd Mangrum
1952Los Angeles OpenTommy Bolt
1951Los Angeles OpenLloyd Mangrum
1950Los Angeles OpenSam Snead
1949Los Angeles OpenLloyd Mangrum
1948Los Angeles OpenBen Hogan
1947Los Angeles OpenBen Hogan
1946Los Angeles OpenByron nelson
1945Los Angeles OpenSam Snead
1943No Tournament
1941Los Angeles OpenJohnny Bulla
1930Los Angeles OpenDenny Shute
1929Los Angeles OpenMacdonald Smith

2019 Genesis Open

2018 Genesis Open