Tiger Woods is back in a non-major PGA Tour event for the first time in several years, and it’s been a successful return so far.
Woods is competing in the 2023 Genesis Invitational, an event he hosts for his TGR Foundation. Two days after hosting the 2021 tournament, he was involved in a single-car crash and suffered major leg injuries that put his playing career in danger.
He has participated in a handful of majors since the crash, most recently missing the cut at the Open Championship last July. He expressed his eagerness to get on the course for an “actual” event:
Woods is facing some strong competition at the Genesis Open. The field features 19 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jon Rahm.
Here is how you can tune into the 2023 Genesis Invitational.
Where is the Genesis Invitational?
The Genesis Invitational is being held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
2023 Genesis Invitational schedule
Golf Channel, Peacock and CBS are the primary broadcasters for the 2023 Genesis Invitational. Here is a look at the TV schedule across the final three days:
- Friday, Feb. 17: 1-5 p.m. PT (Golf Channel/Peacock)
- Saturday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. PT (Golf Channel/Peacock), 12-4 p.m. PT (CBS)
- Sunday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. PT (Golf Channel/Peacock), 12-3:30 p.m. PT (CBS)
In addition to Peacock, Golf Channel’s coverage can be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. ESPN+ will also have coverage of the tournament.
What is Tiger Woods’ score at the Genesis Invitational?
Woods shot a 2-under in the first round thanks to three straight birdies on his final three holes. He’s tied for 27th, putting him in a good spot to make the cut.
When does Tiger Woods play at the Genesis Invitational?
Woods will be joined by McIlroy and Justin Thomas when he tees off at 7:24 a.m. PT for the second round on Friday. From there, Woods will need to make the cut at the 132-player event to continue playing into the weekend.
For a full list of Genesis Invitational tee times, click here.
Who is leading the Genesis Invitational?
Max Homa and Keith Mitchell share the lead after the first round at 7-under. Rahm is in third at 6-under and there is a three-way tie for fourth at 5-under.
How much does the winner of the Genesis Invitational make?
The Genesis Invitational is one of the PGA Tour’s “elevated” events, giving it a purse of $20 million. The winner will walk away with a $3.6 million prize.