Tournaments PHOTOS: Classic snaps from Tiger’s PGA Tour debut at Riviera 25 years ago February 15, 2017 Getty Images 1 of 8 Twenty-five years ago, a young upstart named Tiger Woods made his first PGA Tour start at the L.A. Open at Riviera. Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated 2 of 8 Where it all started: Tiger Woods hits his first tee shot in a PGA Tour event at the first hole of Riviera Country Club at the 1992 Los Angeles Open. Robert Beck/Icon Sportswire 3 of 8 Woods hits a bunker shot at the Riviera Country Club in 1992. Getty Images 4 of 8 Tiger Woods lines up a putt at the Riviera Country Club. He shot 72-75 and missed the cut in the event. 5 of 8 Earl Woods, Tiger's father, follows his son's round at the 1992 L.A. Open. Earl died in 2006. Ken Levine /Allsport 6 of 8 Tiger Woods reacts to his putt during the 1992 L.A. Open. Getty Images 7 of 8 After missing the cut, he wouldn't play another PGA Tour event until the L.A. Open next year. 8 of 8 Woods was just sixteen when he made his PGA Tour debut in California.