Tiger Woods will be the main attraction at the Genesis Invitational this week as he plays his first PGA Tour event in 2024, and it’s live on talkSPORT 2.
The American superstar has had a tough time since breaking her leg in a horrific car accident in 2021 and is currently planning to compete in one event per month this year.
However, he won’t be the only star name, with a host of the world’s best set to play at Riviera.
Rory McIlroy will be there alongside several Ryder Cup stars, including Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood.
Jon Rahm won this event last year, but he will not be in action following his controversial decision to join LIV Golf.
Genesis Invitational 2024: date and how to follow
This tournament begins on Thursday February 15 and ends on Sunday February 18.
Play is scheduled to begin at 3pm UK time each day.
talkSPORT 2 is broadcasting live commentary from all four days from Los Angeles and you can listen to it here.
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf will also broadcast the entire event.
Genesis Invitational 2024: Course Information
The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles is one of the most iconic on the PGA Tour.
It is ranked among the top 50 golf courses in the world and among the top 25 in the United States.
It has also been chosen to host golf at the 2028 Olympic Games, so you will understand why it is so popular.
The course is 7,322 yards long and is par 71.
It features the iconic 10th hole, a short classic risk-reward par 4 that always provides fireworks.
Genesis Invitational 2024: Field and tee times
The Genesis Invitational is a “signature event” this season, meaning it will have a limited number of participants.
But unlike the recent Pebble Beach Pro-am, there will be a break at Riviera.
In addition to Woods and McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Max Homa will be in action.
Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris received tournament byes.
The full peloton can be found here, with start times to follow.
Genesis Invitational 2024: What was said?
Woods believes he has now overcome the worst of his injury problems and the 15-time Major champion is eager to return to the tour.
But he won’t do too much this year.
Speaking to NBC in December 2023, he said: “I think I’ve come a long way.
“Being a little rusty, playing four days and knocking a lot of rust off, which was great, and just the physical side of playing and competing again – I haven’t done that in a while.
“Once a month seems reasonable. It gives me a few weeks to recover, a week to tune up. Maybe I can find a rhythm. That’s what the plan was for next year and I don’t see not why it would change.”