Los Angeles Open

The Genesis Invitational is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in southern California, first played 95 years ago in 1926 as the Los Angeles Open.[1] Other previous names include Northern Trust Open and Nissan Open. Played annually in February at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, it is often the concluding event of the tour's "West Coast Swing" early in the calendar year, before the tour moves east to Florida.

Genesis Invitational
2nd Genesis Invitational logo.png
Tournament information
LocationPacific Palisades, California
Established1926, 95 years ago[1]
Course(s)Riviera Country Club
Par71
Length7,322 yards (6,695 m)[2][3]
Organized byTiger Woods Foundation
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$9,300,000
Month playedFebruary
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Lanny Wadkins (1985)
To par−20 as above
Current champion
United States Max Homa
Location Map
Riviera CC is located in the United States
Riviera CC
Riviera CC
Location in the United States
Riviera CC is located in California
Riviera CC
Riviera CC
Location in California
Los Angeles Open is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Riviera CC
Riviera CC
Valencia CC
Valencia CC
Rancho Park GC
Rancho Park GC
Brookside GC
Brookside GC
Inglewood CC
Inglewood CC
Fox Hills CC
Fox Hills CC
Locations in L.A. metro area since 1945

The tournament has been held at Riviera on a near-continuous basis since 1973. South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Group, through its Genesis Motors subsidiary, took over sponsorship in 2017, after nine seasons from Northern Trust Corporation, based in Chicago, following a 21-year sponsorship by Nissan Motors. Entertainer Glen Campbell was the celebrity host of the Los Angeles Open from 1971 through 1983.[4][5][6]

Tournament sitesEdit

Listed by most recent

Times
hosted
Venue Location Years
57 Riviera Country Club Pacific
Palisades
1929–30, 1941, 1945–53,
1973–82, 1984–97, 1999–2020
1 Valencia Country Club Valencia 1998
17 Rancho Park Golf Course Los Angeles 1956–67, 1969–72, 1983
1 Brookside Golf Course Pasadena 1968
1 Inglewood Country Club Inglewood 1955
1 Fox Hills Country Club Culver City 1954
4 Wilshire Country Club Los Angeles 1928, 1931, 1933, 1944
2 Hillcrest Country Club Los Angeles 1932, 1942
5 Los Angeles Country Club Los Angeles 1926, 1934–36, 1940
3 Griffith Park (Wilson course)^ Los Angeles 1937–39
1 El Caballero Country Club Tarzana 1927
Not held in 1943
^ one round of the first two was played on the adjacent Harding course

HistoryEdit

Prior to World War II, the event led a nomadic existence in southern California, moving from course to course. The inaugural event 95 years ago in 1926 was played at Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles;[7] in 1927 the event moved to El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana for the only time.[8] In 1928, the event moved again to Wilshire Country Club in the Hancock Park neighborhood, and 1929 and 1930 saw the event's first foray to the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades before returning again to Los Angeles for the next decade. From 1931–33, the event alternated between Wilshire CC and Hillcrest Country Club, before returning to Los Angeles CC from 1934–36. From 1937–39, the event was played at Griffith Park (Wilson course)[9] and again at Los Angeles CC in 1940.[10] Babe Zaharias played in the 1938 event,[11] being the first woman to play in a professional golf tournament for men.

In 1941, the event returned to Riviera CC and in 1942 was played again at Hillcrest CC before World War II intervened.

The event started up again in 1944 at Wilshire CC before spending the next nine years (1945–53) at Riviera CC, which also hosted the U.S. Open in June 1948, won by Ben Hogan in a record score. In 1954, the event was played at Fox Hills Country Club (now in Culver City) and in 1955 moved to Inglewood Country Club. From 1956–72, the event returned to Los Angeles at Rancho Park Golf Course, with the exception of 1968, which was at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, adjacent to the Rose Bowl.[12] In early January 1962, 21-year-old Jack Nicklaus made his professional debut at the Los Angeles Open – his 289 tied for 50th (last place after the cut) and earned $33.33 in prize money.[13][14]

The L.A. Open was traditionally the first event of the season, played in early January; it was a late January event in 1967 and 1968, and moved to the latter half of February in 1974. The year before, it began its current relationship with Riviera CC. The tournament has only twice been played at other courses since: Rancho Park Golf Course in 1983, while Riviera prepared to host the PGA Championship, and Valencia Country Club in 1998, while Riviera prepared to host the U.S. Senior Open. The event remained at Riviera in 1995, despite Riviera hosting the PGA Championship that year,[15] and also remained in 2017, when the course hosted the U.S. Amateur.

In 1992, the Nissan Los Angeles Open at Riviera CC was the site of Tiger Woods' first PGA Tour event as an amateur player, as a 16-year-old high school sophomore.[16] Neither Woods nor Jack Nicklaus have won the event; Woods lost in a playoff in 1998 (at Valencia)[17] and was again a runner-up the next year at Riviera,[18] while Nicklaus' best finish was two strokes back in solo second in 1978.[19] He had earned his first paycheck as a pro in the event in 1962 at Rancho Park, less than thirty four dollars.[20]

The 2001 event was only the second time that a six-player playoff was needed in PGA Tour history to determine the tournament winner. Robert Allenby won the playoff ahead of Toshi Izawa, Brandel Chamblee, Bob Tway, Jeff Sluman, and Dennis Paulson.[21][22]

In 2005, the tournament was shortened by 36 holes due to rain. Adam Scott defeated Chad Campbell on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff on a Monday. Due to the event's length, this win is counted as unofficial for Scott.[23]

In 2007, Rich Beem made a hole-in-one at the 14th hole on Saturday to win a new red Altima coupe, which he immediately ascended, embraced, and sat atop of in triumph.[24] The sequence was later made into a Nissan commercial. (video) Beem credited Peter Jacobsen for inspiring his reaction; Jacobsen aced the same hole thirteen years earlier in 1994 then hopped into the nearby 300ZX convertible and pretended to drive it.[25][26][27][28]

In September 2007, it was originally announced that Bearing Point, a consulting firm based in McLean, Virginia, would become the new title sponsor of the tournament, but Northern Trust became the title sponsor beginning in February 2008. The five-year agreement, which extended through the 2012 event, was announced October 15, 2007, by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and William A. Osborn, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Corporation.[29] The tournament became known as the Northern Trust Open, and the new partnership marks the beginning of a process of transformation for this high-profile tournament. As part of the initial move to enhance the tournament, the Northern Trust Open increased its purse to $6.2 million in 2008, an increase of $1 million over 2007. Additionally, the tournament pro-am went from four amateurs to three per group. After the initial 5-year agreement, it was extended 4 years to cover Northern Trust's partnership through the 2016 event.

Phil Mickelson won the 2008 tournament and successfully defended the title in 2009 with a one-stroke victory over Steve Stricker. In 2010, Stricker came back to win the Northern Trust Open and secure his ranking of the number two player in the world. In 2016, Bubba Watson won the tournament for a second time in three years, holding off Adam Scott and Jason Kokrak to win by one shot with a 15-under-par total.[30]

Following the demise of The National tournament after 2018, which was run by the Tiger Woods Foundation, the Genesis Open was converted to an invitational for 2020, with a larger purse and a smaller field.[31]

Invitational statusEdit

The Genesis Invitational is one of only five tournaments given "invitational" status by the PGA Tour, and consequently it has a reduced field of only 120 players (as opposed to most full-field open tournaments with a field of 156 players). The other four are the Arnold Palmer Invitational, RBC Heritage, Charles Schwab Challenge, and the Memorial Tournament.

Invitational tournaments have smaller fields (between 120 and 132 players), and have more freedom than full-field open tournaments in determining which players are eligible to participate in their event, as invitational tournaments are not required to fill their fields using the PGA Tour Priority Ranking System. Furthermore, unlike full-field open tournaments, invitational tournaments do not offer open qualifying (aka Monday qualifying). The winner is granted a three-year tour exemption, rather than two.

FieldEdit

Beginning in 2020, the invitational field consists of 120 players invited using the following criteria:[32]

  1. Genesis winners from past five years
  2. The Players Championship and major championship winners in the last five years
  3. The Tour Championship winners in 2017 and 2018; FedEx Cup champion from 2019
  4. World Golf Championships winners in the past three years
  5. Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament winners in the past three years
  6. Tournament winner since last Genesis
  7. Prior year U.S. Amateur winner (may have turned professional, pending Policy Board approval)
  8. Current PGA Tour members who were playing members on last named U.S. Ryder Cup team, European Ryder Cup team, U.S. Presidents Cup team, and International Presidents Cup team
  9. Top 125 from prior year FedEx Cup points list
  10. Top 10 from the current FedEx Cup points list (as of Friday prior)
  11. 8 sponsors exemptions – 2 from Web.com Tour finals, 2 members not otherwise exempt, and 4 unrestricted
  12. Remaining positions filled from current year FedEx Cup point list (as of Friday prior)

Charlie Sifford Memorial ExemptionEdit

In 2009, the tournament designated one unrestricted exemption for a player who represents the advancement of diversity in golf. The exemption is called the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption, in honor of pioneering black golfer and 1969 tournament winner Charlie Sifford.[33][34][35][36] While most of the recipients have been of African-American descent, the 2015 exemption went to PGA Tour rookie Carlos Sainz Jr., of Filipino and Bolivian descent;[37] and the 2016 recipient, J. J. Spaun, is also of Filipino descent.[38]

The 2018 exemption went to Cameron Champ, who nine months later became the first past recipient of this exemption to win on the PGA Tour when he won the Sanderson Farms Championship in the fall portion of the 2019 season. In 2020, Joseph Bramlett became the first two-time recipient of the award.[39]

Year Player Result
2009 Vincent Johnson[35] CUT
2010 Joshua Wooding CUT
2011 Joseph Bramlett[39] CUT
2012 Andy Walker CUT
2013 Jeremiah Wooding T42
2014 Harold Varner III T70
2015 Carlos Sainz Jr.[37] CUT
2016 J. J. Spaun[38] CUT
2017 Kevin Hall[36] CUT
2018 Cameron Champ[40] CUT
2019 Timothy O'Neal[41] CUT
2020 Joseph Bramlett[39] (2) T51
2021 Willie Mack III[42] CUT

2016 course layoutEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 503 471 434 236 434 199 408 433 458 3,576 315 583 479 459 192 487 166 590 475 3,746 7,322
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 35 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 71

Source:[2][3]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Ref.
Genesis Invitational
2021   Max Homa 272 −12 Playoff   Tony Finau 1,674,000 9,300,000
2020   Adam Scott (2) 273 −11 2 strokes   Scott Brown
  Kang Sung-hoon
  Matt Kuchar
1,674,000 9,300,000
Genesis Open
2019   J. B. Holmes 270 −14 1 stroke   Justin Thomas 1,332,000 7,400,000
2018   Bubba Watson (3) 272 −12 2 strokes   Kevin Na
  Tony Finau
1,296,000 7,200,000
2017   Dustin Johnson 267 −17 5 strokes   Scott Brown
  Thomas Pieters
1,260,000 7,000,000
Northern Trust Open
2016   Bubba Watson (2) 269 −15 1 stroke   Jason Kokrak
  Adam Scott
1,224,000 6,800,000
2015   James Hahn 278 −6 Playoff   Paul Casey
  Dustin Johnson
1,206,000 6,700,000
2014   Bubba Watson 269 −15 2 strokes   Dustin Johnson 1,206,000 6,700,000
2013   John Merrick 273 −11 Playoff   Charlie Beljan 1,188,000 6,600,000
2012   Bill Haas 277 −7 Playoff   Keegan Bradley
  Phil Mickelson
1,188,000 6,600,000
2011   Aaron Baddeley 272 −12 2 strokes   Vijay Singh 1,170,000 6,500,000
2010   Steve Stricker 268 −16 2 strokes   Luke Donald 1,152,000 6,400,000
2009   Phil Mickelson (2) 269 −15 1 stroke   Steve Stricker 1,134,000 6,300,000
2008   Phil Mickelson 272 −12 2 strokes   Jeff Quinney 1,116,000 6,200,000
Nissan Open
2007   Charles Howell III 268 −16 Playoff   Phil Mickelson 936,000 5,200,000 [24]
2006   Rory Sabbatini 271 −13 1 stroke   Adam Scott 918,000 5,100,000
2005   Adam Scott 133[a] −9 Playoff   Chad Campbell 864,000 4,800,000 [23]
2004   Mike Weir (2) 267 −17 1 stroke   Shigeki Maruyama 864,000 4,800,000
2003   Mike Weir 275 −9 Playoff   Charles Howell III 810,000 4,500,000
2002   Len Mattiace 269 −15 1 stroke   Brad Faxon
  Scott McCarron
  Rory Sabbatini
666,000 3,700,000
2001   Robert Allenby 276 −8 Playoff   Brandel Chamblee
  Toshimitsu Izawa
  Dennis Paulson
  Jeff Sluman
  Bob Tway
612,000 3,400,000 [21]
2000   Kirk Triplett 272 −12 1 stroke   Jesper Parnevik 558,000 3,100,000
1999   Ernie Els 270 −14 2 strokes   Davis Love III
  Ted Tryba
  Tiger Woods
504,000 2,800,000 [18]
1998   Billy Mayfair 272 −12 Playoff   Tiger Woods 378,000 2,100,000 [17]
1997   Nick Faldo 272 −12 3 strokes   Craig Stadler 252,000 1,400,000
1996   Craig Stadler 278 −6 1 stroke   Mark Brooks
  Fred Couples
  Scott Simpson
  Mark Wiebe
216,000 1,200,000
1995   Corey Pavin (2) 268 −16 3 strokes   Jay Don Blake
  Kenny Perry
216,000 1,200,000
Nissan Los Angeles Open
1994   Corey Pavin 271 −13 2 strokes   Fred Couples 180,000 1,000,000
1993   Tom Kite 206[b] −7 3 strokes   Dave Barr
  Fred Couples
  Donnie Hammond
  Payne Stewart
180,000 1,000,000
1992   Fred Couples (2) 269 −15 Playoff   Davis Love III 180,000 1,000,000
1991   Ted Schulz 272 −12 1 stroke   Jeff Sluman 180,000 1,000,000
1990   Fred Couples 266 −18 3 strokes   Gil Morgan 180,000 1,000,000
1989   Mark Calcavecchia 272 −12 1 stroke   Sandy Lyle 180,000 1,000,000
Los Angeles Open presented by Nissan
1988   Chip Beck 267 −17 4 strokes   Mac O'Grady
  Bill Sander
135,000 750,000
1987   Chen Tze-chung 275 −9 Playoff   Ben Crenshaw 108,000 600,000
Los Angeles Open
1986   Doug Tewell 270 −14 7 strokes   Clarence Rose 81,000 450,000
1985   Lanny Wadkins (2) 264 −20 7 strokes   Hal Sutton 72,000 400,000
1984   David Edwards 279 −5 3 strokes   Jack Renner 72,000 400,000
Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open
1983   Gil Morgan (2) 270 −14 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert
  Mark McCumber
  Lanny Wadkins
54,000 300,000
1982   Tom Watson (2) 271 −13 Playoff   Johnny Miller 54,000 300,000
1981   Johnny Miller 270 −14 2 strokes   Tom Weiskopf 54,000 300,000
1980   Tom Watson 276 −8 1 stroke   Bob Gilder
  Don January
45,000 250,000
1979   Lanny Wadkins 276 −8 1 stroke   Lon Hinkle 45,000 250,000
1978   Gil Morgan 278 −6 2 strokes   Jack Nicklaus 40,000 225,000 [19]
1977   Tom Purtzer 273 −11 1 stroke   Lanny Wadkins 40,000 225,000
1976   Hale Irwin 272 −12 2 strokes   Tom Watson 37,000 185,000
1975   Pat Fitzsimons 275 −9 4 strokes   Tom Kite 30,000 150,000
1974   Dave Stockton 276 −8 2 strokes   John Mahaffey
  Sam Snead
30,000 150,000
1973   Rod Funseth 276 −8 3 strokes   Don Bies
  David Graham
  Dave Hill
  Tom Weiskopf
27,000 135,000
1972   George Archer 270 −14 Playoff   Tommy Aaron
  Dave Hill
25,000 125,000
1971   Bob Lunn 274 −10 Playoff   Billy Casper 22,000 110,000
Los Angeles Open
1970   Billy Casper (2) 276 −8 Playoff   Hale Irwin 20,000 100,000
1969   Charlie Sifford 276 −8 Playoff   Harold Henning 20,000 100,000 [33][34]
1968   Billy Casper 274 −10 3 strokes   Arnold Palmer 20,000 100,000 [12]
1967   Arnold Palmer (3) 269 −15 5 strokes   Gay Brewer 20,000 100,000
1966   Arnold Palmer (2) 273 −11 3 strokes   Miller Barber
  Paul Harney
11,000 75,000 [43]
1965   Paul Harney (2) 276 −8 3 strokes   Dan Sikes 12,000 75,000
1964   Paul Harney 280 −4 1 stroke   Bobby Nichols 7,500 50,000
1963   Arnold Palmer 274 −10 3 strokes   Al Balding
  Gary Player
9,000 50,000
1962   Phil Rodgers 268 −16 9 strokes   Bob Goalby
  Fred Hawkins
7,500 50,000 [20]
1961   Bob Goalby 275 −9 3 strokes   Eric Brown
  Art Wall Jr.
7,500 50,000 [44][45]
1960   Dow Finsterwald 280 −4 3 strokes   Bill Collins
  Jay Hebert
  Dave Ragan
5,500 44,500
1959   Ken Venturi 278 −6 2 strokes   Art Wall Jr. 5,300 35,000
1958   Frank Stranahan 275 −9 3 strokes   Dutch Harrison 7,000 35,000
1957   Doug Ford 280 −4 1 stroke   Jay Hebert 7,000 37,500 [46]
1956   Lloyd Mangrum (4) 272 −12 3 strokes   Jerry Barber 6,000 32,500 [47]
1955   Gene Littler 276 −8 2 strokes   Ted Kroll 5,000 25,000 [48]
1954   Fred Wampler 281 −3 1 stroke   Jerry Barber
  Chick Harbert
4,000 20,000 [49]
1953   Lloyd Mangrum (3) 280 −4 5 strokes   Jack Burke Jr. 2,750 20,000 [50]
1952   Tommy Bolt 289 +5 Playoff   Jack Burke Jr.
  Dutch Harrison
4,000 17,500 [51]
1951   Lloyd Mangrum (2) 280 −4 1 stroke   Henry Ransom 2,600 15,000 [52]
1950   Sam Snead (2) 280 −4 Playoff   Ben Hogan 2,600 15,000 [53]
1949   Lloyd Mangrum 284 E 3 strokes   Dutch Harrison 2,600 15,000 [54]
1948   Ben Hogan (3) 275 −9 4 strokes   Lloyd Mangrum 2,000 10,000 [55]
1947   Ben Hogan (2) 280 −4 3 strokes   Toney Penna 2,000 10,000 [56]
1946   Byron Nelson 284 E 5 strokes   Ben Hogan 2,667 13,333 [57]
1945   Sam Snead 283 −1 1 stroke   Jug McSpaden
  Byron Nelson
2,666 13,333 [58]
1944   Jug McSpaden 278 −6 3 strokes   Johnny Bulla 4,300 12,500 [59]
1943 No tournament due to World War II
1942   Ben Hogan 282 −6 Playoff   Jimmy Thomson 3,500 10,000 [60][61]
1941   Johnny Bulla 281 −3 2 strokes   Craig Wood 3,500 10,000 [62]
1940   Lawson Little 282 +2 1 stroke   Clayton Heafner 1,500 5,000 [10]
1939   Jimmy Demaret 274 −10 7 strokes   Jug McSpaden 1,650 5,000 [9]
1938   Jimmy Thomson 273 −11 4 strokes   Johnny Revolta 2,100 5,000 [63][64]
1937   Harry Cooper (2) 274 −10 5 strokes   Ralph Guldahl
  Horton Smith
2,500 8,000 [65]
1936   Jimmy Hines 280 E 4 strokes   Henry Picard
  Jimmy Thomson
1,500 5,000 [66]
1935   Vic Ghezzi 285 +5 Playoff   Johnny Revolta 1,075 5,000 [67][68]
1934   Macdonald Smith (4) 280 E 8 strokes   Wille Hunter
  Bill Mehlhorn
1,450 5,000 [69][70]
1933   Craig Wood 282 −2 4 strokes   Leo Diegel
  Willie Hunter
1,525 5,000 [71][72]
1932   Macdonald Smith (3) 281 −3 4 strokes   Leo Diegel
  Olin Dutra
  Joe Kirkwood Sr.
  Dick Metz
2,000 7,500 [73][74]
1931   Ed Dudley 285 +1 2 strokes   Al Espinosa
  Eddie Loos
3,500 10,000 [75][76]
1930   Denny Shute 296 +12 4 strokes   Bobby Cruickshank
  Horton Smith
3,500 10,000 [77][78]
1929   Macdonald Smith (2) 285 +1 6 strokes   Tommy Armour 3,500 10,000 [79][80]
1928   Macdonald Smith 284 E 3 strokes   Harry Cooper 3,500 10,000 [81][82]
1927   Bobby Cruickshank 282 −6 6 strokes   Ed Dudley
  Charles Guest
3,500 10,000 [83][84]
1926   Harry Cooper 279 −9 3 strokes   George Von Elm 3,500 10,000 [85][86]
  1. ^ Shortened to 36 holes due to rain. Due to the event's length, this win is not officially recognized as a PGA Tour victory.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Source:[87][88][89]

Multiple winnersEdit

Sixteen men have officially won this tournament more than once through 2020.

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