Charley Hoffman proves to Tiger Woods a Genesis Invitational exemption not needed

Charley Hoffman was a birdie putt away from winning the WM Phoenix Open but came up just short. However, he still gets rewarded in a way.

His runner-up finish earned him a spot in this week’s Genesis Invitational, the third Signature Event of the year — a decent second-place prize.

Following a gut-wrenching playoff loss Sunday, Hoffman let the media in on something between him and Tiger Woods.

“I asked Tiger for an exemption, and he said they’re all taken, so I said, ‘I’ll play my way in,’ so I guess I did,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman earned a place in the Los Angeles event after he

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