Long one of a PGA Tour’s premier Wednesday pro-ams for luring A-list talent, a Genesis Open sensitively stopped giving Angeleno’s what they adore most: celebrity.
The Forecaddie remembers not prolonged ago listening to basketball fable Jerry West, afterwards portion as a tournament’s envoy during a Northern Trust years, grousing about not removing to open his Rolodex. West wanted to captivate new fans to PGA Tour golf by restoring a tournament’s Wednesday excellence days. Names such as Michael Jordan and Jack Nicholson never got a call and a pro-am here became a buzzkill for fans.
Enter TGR Live and Tiger Woods.
The Man Out Front couldn’t assistance though notice a names trustworthy to this year’s Genesis Open pro-am where any fan of sport, film and radio will have someone to watch.
The biggest “get” is positively actor Mark Wahlberg, a Riviera member who teed adult final year and loves his golf. Then there’s Cedric a Entertainer and The Bachelor horde Chris Harrison, uninformed off his ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am debut.
But it’s a sports fan who will get to see a small bit of everything, from mythological Los Angeles Rams using behind Eric Dickerson, to a stream team’s 6-foot-7 inch, 335-pound descent lineman Andrew Whitworth. Former Heisman Trophy leader Reggie Bush of USC is also teeing it adult this year, as is stream Detroit Lion Golden Tate.
For a comparison crowd, a span of American sports icons are set to play Riviera Wednesday: fighter Sugar Ray Leonard and NBA fable Julius Irving.
Tournament organizers have also recruited L.A. local Troy Mullins, whose prolonged drives will be equivalent by trick-shot artists Joshua Kelly and Kira Kazanstev.
As vehement as TMOF is to see Genesis putting a L.A. behind in a eventuality before famous as a L.A. Open, he would be lingering in unwell to discuss a biggest pull of all. He tees off during 9:40 a.m. Eastern Wednesday: Tiger Woods.