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Tiger Woods to play at Genesis Invitational

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Tiger Woods will play at the Genesis Invitational, the tournament he hosts annually of behalf of his TGR Foundation.

Woods announced his entry on social media, writing, “Excited to be a playing host next week.”

The Genesis will be played Feb. 15-18 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. It is one of the PGA Tour’s “designated events” for 2024, expected to draw a top field vying for a share of the $20 million purse.

Jon Rahm won the tournament in 2023 but now is a member of LIV Golf and won’t be on hand to defend his title.

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Woods, 48, has played in 14 tournaments at Riviera and never has won. His best finish came in 1999 when he finished second at the Nissan Los Angeles Open, as the tournament formerly was known.

It was after the Genesis Invitational in February 2021 that Woods was involved in a single-car accident that left him with severe leg injuries. Since then, the 82-time tour winner has played in just six official PGA Tour tournaments.

One of them was the 2023 Genesis, at which he shot a 1-under 283 for the tournament to finish tied for 45th place.

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