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Genesis Open Championship

Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, CA
February 16th - 19th, 2017
Purse: $6,800,000

The event will be held in Los Angeles at the reputed Riviera Country Club situated in Pacific Palisades from Feb 16th-19th, 2017.

What started as the Los Angeles Open and then the Nissan Open, is now-named The Genesis Open. This Open has been known by different names throughout its decades-long history, including the Los Angeles Open and the Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. The first event was held in 1926, and it's been played every year since except for 1943, when the tournament was cancelled due to World War II. Several historic golfers have won the event, including Tom Watson, Johnny Miller and Arnold Palmer.

There have been some great champions in L.A. Open past including Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Lawson Little, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, and the legendary great Ben Hogan. Riviera Country Club is the host golf course and is also known as Hogan's Alley.

The tournament is conceived by the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles). They have been managing the tournament since its inception in 1926. This event has already generated and contributed more than $50 million in charitable funding.



Northen Trust Open Results 2017

Pos Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Stroke
1 Dustin Johnson 66 66 64 71 267
T2 Thomas Pieters 70 68 71 63 272
T2 Scott Brown 68 68 69 67 272
T4 Justin Rose 69 71 65 68 273
T4 Wesley Bryan 69 69 63 72 273

Genesis Open Schedule 2017

Monday, February 13th
    8:00 AM Gates open to the Public
   9:30 AM Collegiate Showcase
Tuesday, February 14th
    Course CLOSED to the Public.
8 A.M. Professionals Practice Rounds
Wednesday, February 15th
6 A.M.  Gates Open to the Public
6:40 A.M. Genesis Open Wednesday Pro-Am
Thursday, February 16th
    6 A.M. Gates Open to the Public
6:40 A.M. First Round of Professional Play
*Golf Channel: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PT
Friday, February 17th
6 A.M. Gates Open to the Public
6:40 A.M. Second Round of Professional Play
*Golf Channel: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PT
Saturday, February 18th
Gates Open to the Public at 6 A.M.
8 A.M. Final Round of Professional Play
Golf Channel: 10-11:30 a.m. PT
CBS: 12-3:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 19th
7:30 A.M. Gates open
8 A.M. Final Round of Professional Play
Golf Channel: 10-11:30 a.m. PT
CBS: 12-3:30 p.m. PT

PAST WINNERS

Year Player Country Score To par Winner's
share ($)
Purse
($)
Genesis Open
2017 Dustin Johnson USA 267 -17 1,260,000 6,800,000
Northen Trust Open
2016 Bubba Watson USA 269 −15 1,224,000 6,800,000
2015 James Hahn USA 278 -6 1,206,000 6,700,000
2014 Bubba Watson USA 269 -15 1,206,000 6,700,000
2013 John Merrick USA 273 -11 1,188,000 6,600,000

Genesis Open History

The beautiful Riviera Country Club will again be the host site of the tournament. Before World War II it was played in many different courses around California, like the Los Angeles Country Club, El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, the Wilshire Country Clubm the Hillcrest Country Club, the Griffith Park (at this venue Babe Zaharias played in 1938, she was the first woman to played in a professional golf tournament for men. The current agreement ends this year, this was announced by in 2007, by the PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Willima A. Oborn Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Corportation.

The Riviera CC has played host to the tournament, since 1973 it has been played at this venue except for two years. The 1983 tournament was played at Rancho Park Golf Course due to the PGA Championship at Riviera that year and the 1998 tournament was held at Valencia Country Club due to the U.S. Senior Open at Riviera. The event remained at Riviera in 1995, despite Riviera hosting the PGA Championship that year, and will also remain in 2017, when the course hosts the U.S. Amateur.

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