7 months Tiger’s US PGA event gets status boost to invitational Manilatimes |Sports
LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods’s US PGA tournament will have a higher purse and greater prestige as well as invitational status and a new name for next year, organizers announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The Genesis Invitational, hosted by Woods at Riviera Country Club next February 13-16, will have an invite-only field of 120 players competing for a $9.3 million purse, a boost of $1.9 million from this year’s event. The winner will take home $1.674 million as well as a three-year PGA TOUR exemption, one year longer than the standard winner’s exemption for tour events.
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