Site: Los Angeles.
Course: Riviera CC. Yardage: 7,322. Par: 71.
Prize money: $12 million. Winner’s share: $2,160,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-7 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS).
Defending champion: Max Homa.
FedEx Cup leader: Hideki Matsuyama.
Last week: Scottie Scheffler won the WM Phoenix Open.
Notes: The field features 10 of the top 10 players in the world, a rarity in any golf tournament except for the majors and The Players Championship. … Tournament host Tiger Woods is not in the field for the second straight year. He was recovering from back surgery a year ago, and suffered leg injuries from his car crash two days after the Genesis Invitational last year. … Rory McIlroy is making his U.S. debut this year, having played twice in the United Arab Emirates on the European tour. … Phil Mickelson is not playing for the second straight week after his appearance in Saudi Arabia. Mickelson in 2008 and 2009 is the last player to win back-to-back at Riviera. … Lanny Wadkins set the 72-hole tournament record in 1985 at 20-under 264. It’s the oldest such record on the PGA Tour. … Three players from the 2012 Texas team that won the NCAA title at Riviera are in the field — Jordan Spieth, Dylan Frittelli and Kramer Hickok. Also playing on a sponsor exemption is Thomas Pieters of Belgium, who won the NCAA individual title that year. He played for Illinois.
Next week: Honda Classic.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Site: Naples, Florida.
Course Tiburon GC (Black). Yardage: 6,909. Par: 72.
Prize money: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000.
Television: Friday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Steve Stricker.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Last tournament: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Notes: Steve Stricker is not able to defend his title as he tries to regain strength from a virus that hospitalized him late last year. Stricker last year was moving out of his winter home in Naples the weekend he won. … This is the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour Champions. … The field features nine players in the World Golf Hall of Fame, including Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and Bernhard Langer. … Among those making their debut on the 50-and-older circuit are former PGA champion Y.E. Yang and Brian Gay, who won the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour in the fall of 2020. … Tiburon is the only course to host PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions events. The LPGA Tour has its season finale in November, while the PGA Tour has the unofficial QBE Shootout. … Among those not in the field is Vijay Singh.
Next week: Cologuard Classic.
KORN FERRY TOUR
LECOM SUNCOAST CLASSIC
Site: Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Course: Lakewood National GC (Commander). Yardage: 7,113. Par: 71.
Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.
Previous winner: Hayden Buckley.
Last week: Brandon Matthews won the Astara Golf Championship.
Points leader: Brandon Matthews.
Next tournament: Chitimacha Louisiana Open on March 17-20.
Last tournament: Leona Maguire won the Drive On Championship.
Next tournament: HSBC Women’s World Championship on March 3-6.
Race to CME Globe leader: Danielle Kang.
Last week: Ryan Fox won the Ras Al Khaimah Classic.
Next tournament: Magical Kenya Open on March 3-6.
DP World Tour points leader: Viktor Hovland.
Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour: Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open, Royal Cape GC and Rondebosch GC, Cape Town, South Africa. Defending champion: J.C. Ritchie. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/ and https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Ladies European Tour: Aramco Saudi Ladies International, Royal Greens Golf & CC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Defending champion: Pia Babnik. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
PGA Tour of Australasia: TPS Murray River, Cobram Barooga (Old), Barooga, Australia. Defending champion: New event. Online: https://pga.org.au/
PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Estrella del Mar Open, Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach, Maxatlan, Mexico. Previous winner: Alexandre Rocha. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/la/en/