Site: Los Angeles.
Course: Riviera CC. Meters: 7.322. By: 71.
Stock Exchange: $ 7.4 million. Winner's share: $ 1,332,000.
Television: Thursday to Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:45 pm (Golf Channel), 15h-18h (CBS); Sunday from 13h to 14h45 (Golf Channel); 15h-18h30 (CBS).
Reigning Champion: Bubba Watson.
FedEx Cup Leader: Xander Schauffele.
Last week: Phil Mickelson won the Pro-Am of AT & T Pebble Beach.
Notes: Tiger Woods makes his second start of the year at the tournament his foundation leads. Riviera is the course of the PGA Tour he has played the most times (9) without ever winning. His best result was a tie for second place, two shots late in 1999. … No other PGA Tour regular tournament has had a field as strong as the Genesis Open since 2006. However, this year, it lacks the No. 1 and 2 players in the world (Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka). … Tim O 'Neal has received Charlie Sifford's exemption to promote advancement in diversity. … Bubba Watson has won three of the last five years at Riviera. … Phil Mickelson changed his plans and entered the tournament. He is twice winner at Riviera. This will be his first participation against Woods in the same tournament since the Tour Championship. … Fred Couples plays on a sponsor exemption. The couples won in 1990 and 1992. This will be his 36th start at Riviera, including the 1983 and 1995 PGA Championships. … Lanny Wadkins set the tournament record of 264 in 1985. This is the record the oldest of 72 holes in the PGA circuit without being equaled.
Next week: WGC-Mexico Championship and Puerto Rico Open.
ISPS HANDA WOMEN AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Location: Adelaide, Australia.
Course: The GC Barn. Meters: 6.648. By: 72.
Scholarship: $ 1.3 million. Winner's share: $ 195,000.
Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 pm to 2 am (Golf Channel).
Reigning Champion: Jin Young Ko.
CME Globe Management Race: Eun-Hee Ji and Céline Boutier.
Last week: Celine Boutier won the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Notes: The Australian Women's Open has been part of the LPGA Tour's official program since 2012, when Jessica Korda won the playoffs for six women, including Stacy Lewis and So Yeon Ryu. … The tournament was held for the first time in 1974 and was won by Chako Higuchi, who is now part of the World Golf Hall of Fame. It ended after 1978 and was relaunched in 1994, when Annika Sorenstam won the Royal Adelaide victory. … This is the second time that the Australian Open Women will be held at The Grange. Haru Nomura won there in 2016. … Ariya Jutanugarn, the first player in the world who took off last week at the Vic Open, is at the top of the rankings. She is the only top 5 player in The Grange, who also has three other Top 10 players. … The LPGA goes to Thailand and then to Singapore to conclude its first series of international events.
Next week: Honda LPGA Thailand.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Location: Naples, Florida.
Classes: The CC classics at Lely Resort. Yards: 6.714 By: 72.
Scholarship: $ 1.6 million. Winner's share: $ 240,000
Television: Friday from 12h to 14h (Golf Channel); Saturday, from 15h to 30h30 (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3 pm-5pm (Golf Channel).
Reigning Champion: Joe Durant.
Charles Schwab Head of the Cup: Bernhard Langer.
Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Oasis Championship.
Notes: Langer now has 39 wins on the PGA Tour champions, six fewer than the record held by Hale Irwin. … Langer has won each of his 13 seasons as a PGA Tour Champion. Irwin won his first 11 seasons and won a tournament in 12 seasons. … Langer and Tom Lehman, winners of the first two days of the season, are both on the field in Naples. … John Daly and Peter Jacobsen play on the exemption of a sponsor. … The tournament dates back to 1988, when Gary Player won. … Langer is three times winner of the Chubb Classic. He was a finalist twice. Langer's win last week brought him $ 27,196,504 for his career on the PGA Tour champions, surpassing Irwin.
Next tournament: Cologard Classic on March 1st and 3rd.
EUROPEAN TOUR AND PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA AND ASIAN TOUR
ISPS HANDA WORLD SUPER 6 PERTH
Location: Perth, Australia.
Course: Karrinyup Lake CC. Meters: 7,143. By: 72.
Scholarship: $ 1.6 million. Winner's share: A $ 266,667.
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 6h-10h (Golf Channel-Tape Delay).
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, defending champion.
Head of the race in Dubai: Shane Lowry.
Last week: David Law won the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Notes: The tournament has 54 holes in stroke play, followed by singles elimination matches on six holes for the finals. After a 36 hole hole in the top 65 and ties, the top 24 players qualify for the match. … If six-hole matches are tied, players go to a special 100-yard "shootout" hole to determine who is going ahead. … The tournament is in its third year. … The field does not include anyone among the top 50. Tom Lewis, at No. 55, is the highest ranked player. … The two previous winners of the event were Brett Rumford and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Next week: WGC-Mexico Championship.
Online: www.europeantour.com and www.pga.org.au and www.asiantour.com
LECOM SUNCOAST CLASSIC
Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Course: Lakewood National GC.
Scholarship: $ 550,000 Winner's share: $ 99,000.
Reigning Champion: New tournament.
Silver Chief: Mark Anderson.
Last week: Michael Gligic won the Panama Championship.
Next tournament: El Bosque Mexican Championship on February 21st and 24th.
SUNSHINE VISIT: Dimension Data Pro-Am, Fancourt GC, George, South Africa. Reigning Champion: Jaco Ahlers. Online: www.sunshinetour.com