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Top collegiate golfers to compete at Riviera for spot in the 2020 Genesis Invitational

Professional alums join pro-am competitors, with winning team earning a donation to their alma mater’s golf program

LOS ANGELES – The Genesis Invitational kicks off its tournament week at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 10 with the Collegiate Showcase, featuring top collegiate players vying for an exemption into the 2020 Genesis Invitational field. The Collegiate Showcase tees off at 8 a.m. The event features an individual stroke-play competition for the collegiate entries, with the low collegiate golfer earning a spot in The Genesis Invitational 2020 field. The expected collegiate athletes competing in the 2020 showcase include:

Collegiate Player*
University of Kentucky
Alex Goff
University of Kentucky
Allen Hamilton
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jack Trent
Odessa College
Jose Dibildox
Pepperdine University
Clay Feagler
Pepperdine University
Josh McCarthy
University of Southern California
Yuxin Lin
San Jose State University
Sean Yu
University of Texas
Spencer Soosman
Texas Tech University
Kyle Hogan
University of Washington
Jan Schneider
University of Washington
Noah Woolsey
University of Wyoming
Kirby Coe-Kirkham

*Players subject to change

2020 marks the sixth time the tournament has hosted the Collegiate Showcase. Past winners of the event who earned an exemption into the PGA TOUR event at Riviera are Kentucky’s Lukas Euler (2019), Texas’ Scottie Scheffler (2018), Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala (2017), Illinois’ Charlie Danielson (2016) and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris (2015).

The Collegiate Showcase also features a pro-am style event with teams comprised of a PGA TOUR pro and two amateurs representing their alma mater. Professionals expected to tee it up at Riviera on Monday include defending champion J.B. Holmes (Kentucky), Abraham Ancer (Odessa), Ryan Moore (UNLV), CT Pan (Washington), Andrew Putnam (Pepperdine) and Jhonattan Vegas (Texas) among others. The three-man pro-am teams compete against each other in best-ball play, with the lowest scoring team winning a $50,000 donation to the school’s golf program. For the second straight year, the tournament has collaborated with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) to help educate college golf programs on the unique opportunity available by participating in the event.

Tickets to the 2020 Genesis Invitational are currently on sale with prices starting at $19.92. Tickets, including hospitality and preferred parking passes, can be purchased online at


About The Genesis Invitational
One of the most historic and longest-running events on the PGA TOUR, The Genesis Invitational celebrates its 94th playing, and first as an invitational, February 10-16, 2020 at historic Riviera Country Club. With TGR Live serving as the event management company for The Genesis Invitational, the primary benefiting charity is TGR Foundation, with proceeds from the event supporting the foundation’s education programs in Southern California. The tournament’s title sponsor is Genesis, a global luxury automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. For more information about The Genesis Invitational, visit and follow the tournament on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheGenesisInv.

About TGR Live, A Tiger Woods Venture
For more than 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the TGR Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events. TGR Live provides a variety of services including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales at PGA TOUR and signature events which benefit the foundation. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TGRLiveEvents.

About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For more than 20 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact an entire generation, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. Our programs foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, a digital platform and educator professional learning, TGR Foundation has reached more than one million students and offers resources and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

About Genesis Motor America
Genesis Motor America, LLC is headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. Genesis is a global luxury automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. All Genesis vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by an industry-leading warranty with enhanced roadside assistance and concierge services. Within the past year, Genesis has won highest-ranked brand in the automotive industry awards for quality and owner satisfaction from industry experts such as J.D. Power and Consumer Reports. In just its first year in the US Market, the Genesis G70 luxury sport sedan garnered unprecedented third-party industry expert acclaim, winning 18 major awards and accolades.

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