2024 Genesis Invitational Full Field: Tiger Woods Playing in His Signature Event
The PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing ends this week with one of the Tour’s most enduring events and a host everyone will be watching.
Historic Riviera Country Club hosts the Genesis Invitational, a signature event with a $20 million purse and $4 million awarded to the winner. Unlike the previous two signature events this season, the Genesis will have a 36-hole cut to the low 50 players and ties.
Host Tiger Woods, who made a record 142 straight cuts from 1998 to 2005, approves. He’ll be trying to make the cut himself, making his first official PGA Tour start since last year’s Masters.
In December at the unofficial Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods expressed optimism about playing more this year after having ankle surgery in April following his Masters withdrawal.
He’ll tee it up along with the best of the best on Tour. Last year’s FedEx Cup top 50 are eligible along with this year’s tournament winners, among other categories, and virtually all of them will compete. Woods is in the field on a sponsor’s exemption, as are Adam Scott, Gary Woodland and Will Zalatoris.
Oddly, Scott and Max Homa are the only players in the field who have won the Genesis. Defending champion Jon Rahm, 2022 winner Joaquin Niemann plus Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson all have won at Hogan’s Alley in the last decade and all are now with LIV Golf.
Here’s the full field as of Friday from the PGA Tour:
65 of 67 eligible players for The Genesis Invitational via one of these categories are committed: – 2022-23 FedExCup top 50 – Aon Next 10 (51-60 in 2022-23 FedExCup Fall) – Race to Dubai (top player not otherwise exempt) – 2024 winners – Top 30 OWGR – Sponsor exemptions (*) pic.twitter.com/ijWX8vO4mg