Afer 94 years being held as an Open tournament, Genesis Invitational is recognized as one of the official event which belongs to PGA Tour with a lot of positive changes in rules and formats recently. As the old name of “Los Angeles Open” during the first period of being held in 1926, the tournament has been under a lot of name changes as the requirement from different sponsors. 

This year, Genesis Invitational will kick off its 58th season on Riviera golf course, par71, which is hosted mainly by Tiger Woods and TGR organizing department. 

The annual rewarding price of Genesis Invitational in 2020 is evaluated to be 9,3 million USD, increasing around 2 million USD in comparison to the previous year. Apart from the cup plus 1,675 million USD rewarded money, this year champion will also be offered the golden chance to take part in PGA Tour in the next 3 years, instead of 2 years like other common golf tournaments.

Just a few days ago, 5 most outstanding golfers names have been released by PGA Tour who created greatest HIO in The Genesis Invitational last week.

The first name is Justin Rose, an English professional golfer, who has taken part in most levels of golfing in PGA Tour, however, he still took part in as a member during Europe golfing tournaments.

The second name came to Tiger Wood- the American professional golfer, who is considered as one of the greatest and most successful golfers of all time.

The next one is Bryson Dechambeau, who is an American professional golfer playing for PGA Tour. Brooks Koeoka is also another must-known name with great hit. The last one is Rory Mciroy, who is a South Ireland professional golfer.


South African golfer accidentally discovered nCoV infection

Victor Lange goes to the hospital to treat his girlfriend’s injuries and finds himself infected.

Lange, 26, is a Latinoameria member – the second-class system of the PGA Tour specifically for South America. Less than three weeks ago, he eagerly entered the new season and looks forward to winning tickets to the First Division. At Estrella del Mar Open in Mexico, Lange finished in the T51 group, won $731 and then flew back to his home country in South Africa to relax on March 9.

For the next six days, Lange had fun with his girlfriend Gabriella van Niekerk and some friends. They go swimming, go on a picnic in Durban. On the penultimate day of March 14 in the schedule, Van Niekerk injured his toe and had to go to the hospital the next day.

When she and Lange arrived, the doctors checked the season information with symptoms questions for him. Through this section, the problem arises when Lange said the history of moving abroad in the past 21 days.

After the sampling procedure, Lange informed his parents in Johannesburg and talked about renting a room through the Airbnb service to wait for the results of the test. But because the family has not seen each other since going to a tournament in Mexico and there is no sign of illness, Lange and his girlfriend go home.

On March 17, the doctor announced that Lange was positive for nCoV. Although no typical symptoms were good news, the health authorities asked him and the people concerned to isolate at home. At the end of the call, Lange left the bedroom to share his affair with his parents and his girlfriend.

Lange has passed half the time of isolation and is still healthy. After two weeks, he will be further tested according to the Covid-19 epidemic medical procedure.

During this time, Lange stayed up at 7am, exercising twice a day. He videos of physical activities, including golf, then sends it to his friends to let them know he’s still active. This golfer has his own dinner, making himself a place to eat when he’s finished eating.

Lange called and sent e-mail to many golfers in Latinoameria. Unable to determine where the virus was infected, but he found himself needing to report quickly.

Lange has been a professional competitor since 2016, after graduating from Louisiana School of Technology in the US. He has 14 times cut through 24 events at the PGA Tour Latinoameria, with $ 27,300 prize money.

Golf tournaments

The Premier Golf League approaches Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods listened to the Premier Golf League (PGL) talk about a project to set up a professional golf tournament system that competes with the PGA Tour.

According to the earliest launch plan in 2022, PGL is a worldwide tournament system, with 48 star golfers divided into 12 teams, competing against each other through 54 holes each. The total initial prize fund of the system is 240 million USD, with a schedule of 18 stages, including 10 stages in the US. This is a product of World Golf Group based in the United Kingdom developed by the unit under Team Golf Concept.

The goal of PGL is to create more events to bring together the best brothers. In the old days, big names gathered only five times a year at four major and The Players Championship. We wanted more opportunities. Then, the WGC tournaments were born, helping the big names meet more at the peak events. So the arena is the evolution of nature. Whether or not it will come sooner or later.

PGL is considered a potential competitor of PGA Tour. But to do that, the new project needs to convince contemporary big stars, with the top priority being the owners of 15 major, to join.

The birth of PGL was revealed when the Farmers Insurance Open took place from 23-26 / 1. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson expressed openness to new ideas, but declined to comment because not enough information. At the end of January, the five-time grand champion of Saudi International, was spotted with the top team of Team Golf Concept in Pro-Am. Later, Mickelson said it was a day filled with interesting information.

Meanwhile, the PGA Tour showed a fierce attitude towards the idea of ​​organizing PGL. Special envoy Jay Monahan sent a memorandum to the golfers, reiterated the terms of the binding, and warned not to “catch two-handed fish”. Monahan confirmed PGL is financially supported from Saudi Arabia for the purpose of competing and creating a direct conflict with the PGA Tour. Special envoy Keith Pelley of the European Tour made a similar move to his counterpart at the PGA Tour.