Supporting Our Youth
Each year, this legendary event makes a significant impact in the Southern California community. Youth benefit annually through access to the game of golf during the Genesis Open, in addition to the thousands of local students participating in STEM education and college-access programs of the TGR Foundation.
Making an Impact
Earl Woods Scholars participated at the Genesis Open as starters on 1 and 10 tee each round.
Mini golf was a popular attraction for kids at the new Family Village.
The TGR Learning Lab welcomed youth from the LA region to explore fun STEM experiments.
Students were able to test out the different stations that each focused on a different area of STEM at the TGR Learning Lab.
The TGR Learning Lab provided various fun experiences for youth to learn about STEM.
Cameron Champ, the 2018 Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption recipient, teaches hundreds of youth golf and life skills at the junior clinic.
Kids of all ages enjoyed numerous memorable moments all week at the Genesis Open.
Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption
Representing the advancement of diversity in the game of golf, the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption is awarded annually at the Genesis Open to a golfer representing a minority background. The exemption has been given annually for nearly a decade, but was renamed in 2017 to honor the memory of Charlie Sifford.
“The Sifford family is tremendously honored for the recognition of our father’s accomplishments by the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Genesis Open,” Charles Sifford Jr. said. “We are most certain he would beam with pride and gratitude for this momentous honor of the diversity exemption in his name. It is really special coming from Tiger, knowing the bond that developed between him and my father.”
“I’m incredibly proud to honor my hero Charlie Sifford through this exemption into the Genesis Open,” tournament host Tiger Woods said. “His sacrifices as a pioneer for golf allowed me to play the game.”
Previous exemption recipients include
- Cameron Champ (2018)
- Kevin Hall (2017)
- J.J. Spaun (2016)
- Carlos Sainz, Jr. (2015)
- Harold Varner III (2014)
- Jeremiah Wooding (2013)
- Andy Walker (2012)
- Joseph Bramlett (2011)
- Joshua Wooding (2010)
- Vincent Johnson (2009)