Published April 2021

The Genesis Invitational

Tournament host Tiger Woods and this year's winner Max Homa

2nd invitational match

The Riviera Country Club (RCC), the flagship of the Riviera Group, held its second Genesis Invitational in the third week of February this year. The competition between 2 top professionals will see a total prize pool of $3 million, with a winner's prize of $2 million. It is managed by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The host pro, Tiger Woods, was unable to participate this year due to poor health, but he was at the venue to watch the entire event.

dustin johnson bubba watson

Left: Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole
Right: Bubba Watson's bunker shot

Riviera Country Club

In order to protect this beautiful greenery, the RCC's technicians are working hard day and night, and the RCC also accepts training from course officials from around the world at the LA Open, which was first held at the RCC in 1929. The photo is of the 2nd hole.

Riviera Country Club

RCC's 10th hole was loved by the "Emperor" Jack Nicklaus and was described as "as far as I know, the best short hole in the world."

Riviera Country Club

LA Open first held at RCC in 1929

Enjoy the charm of a difficult course

The famously difficult course designed by George Thomas features fast greens with Poana grass that is difficult to read. There was a strong sea breeze that caused a temporary stoppage on the third day, and the tournament was chaotic. Hideki Matsuyama, the only Japanese participant, unfortunately lost in the qualifying rounds, but Kim Tae-hoon of South Korea, who participated on the recommendation of the organizer, achieved a hole-in-one on the 3th hole (16Y) and won Genesis' latest luxury car "GV168". .
Although there were no spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, golf fans from all over the world who watched the game via satellite were very excited.

carve a new name in history

Aiming for his third win on the PGA Tour, he won a playoff with Tony Finau, who made eight birdies in a row on the final day, and won his second victory on the tour.It was local native Max Homa. Homa, who has admired Woods since his amateur days and has followed his footsteps, etched his name into the history of Riviera in front of Woods, who had never won at Riviera.

History of RCC

RCC, located in Pacific Palisades, LA, was founded in 1926. Since then, throughout its 94-year history, it has become a stage for top golfers to compete for victory at events such as the U.S. PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Amateur Championship, while also being loved by celebrities from all over the world as a place for socializing and relaxing. It has been hailed as the "top private club." It has also been affectionately known as "Hogan's Alley" after the legendary player Ben Hogan, who won the 1947 LA Open and the 1948 US Open and LA Open. The Tiger Woods Foundation has been the host of the PGA Tournament, which is held every February, since 2, and since 2017, the semi-major ``Genesis Invitational'' has been held as an invitational tournament.

“Load to 2028”

The RCC, which will celebrate its 2026 anniversary in 100 and has been selected as the golf competition venue for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, has been our flagship since 1988. Our mission is to carefully preserve 100 years of charm and create history using the latest technology.

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