Northern Trust Open

  • Riviera CC Pacific Palisades, California February 14th - February 17th
  • Par: 71

Playoff Completed

Playoff Completed: John Merrick won at the second extra hole

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Riviera stat pack

  • Last Updated: February 11 2013, 21:39 GMT

Some key stats and a form guide for this week's PGA Tour event - the Northern Trust Open at Riviera.

The famous 18th and clubhouse at Riviera.

Formerly called the Los Angeles Open, the tournament has been on the professional golf calendar since 1926 and has been staged at the highly-regarded Riviera Country Club on more than 50 occasions.

This will be the fourth PGA Tour event in five weeks to be held in California but the last in the west coast state until mid-October.

Riviera has also hosted three majors - one US Open and two PGA Championships - the most recent of these in 1995 when Steve Elkington beat Colin Montgomerie in a sudden-death play-off.

And this week two-time winner of the tournament, Fred Couples, will be teeing-up in the event for a record 31st time, overtaking the total compiled by Gene Littler - although not all of the latter's appearances were at Riviera.

SELECTED PLAYERS with GOOD to REASONABLE FORM at RIVIERA

Last Eight Years

Player: '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Robert Allenby: 7 / MC / 3 / 7 / 17 / 27 / 4 / MC
Stuart Appleby: 58 / 51 / 69 / 7 / 64 / 61 / 12 / MC
Aaron Baddeley: 7 / 51 / 13 / 46 / 51 / 54 / Won / 11
Jason Bohn: - / MC / 44 / MC / 25 / 10 / 70 / MC
Chad Campbell: 2 / 36 / 77 / 11 / 57 / 37 / MC / MC
KJ Choi: 29 / 30 / 22 / 7 / 3 / 27 / 7 / 24
Tim Clark: 29 / 12 / - / MC / 13 / 32 / - / MC
Fred Couples: 37 / 4 / - / 31 / 3 / 37 / 7 / MC
Ben Curtis: MC / 77 / 37 / 62 / 25 / 61 / 12 / -
Brian Davis: 3 / MC / MC / MC / 17 / 47 / 77 / MC
Luke Donald: 13 / 12 / MC / 3 / 6 / 2 / MC / 56
Ernie Els: - / 23 / 3 / - / 51 / 10 / - / 59
Jim Furyk: 58 / 12 / 3 / MC / 41 / 20 / 35 / 11
Sergio Garcia: - / - / 6 / 46 / - / - / - / 4
Bill Haas: - / 51 / 22 / 36 / MC / MC / 12 / Won
Padraig Harrington: - / - / 7 / 3 / MC / MC / 55 / 44
JJ Henry: 29 / 23 / 22 / MC / MC / 61 / 9 / MC
JB Holmes: - / 51 / - / 7 / 6 / 3 / 12 / 8
Dustin Johnson: - / - / - / 59 / 10 / 3 / MC / 4
Zach Johnson: 22 / 30 / 33 / 46 / MC / - / 29 / 17
Matt Kuchar: - / - / 56 / 14 / 57 / 20 / 35 / 24
Marc Leishman: - / - / - / - / - / 15 / MC / 17
Hunter Mahan: MC / - / MC / 31 / 17 / MC / 55 / 24
Phil Mickelson: - / - / 2 / Won / Won / 45 / 35 / 2
Ryan Moore: - / - / MC / 62 / 71 / MC* / 4 / 17
Kevin Na: MC / MC / 33 / 55 / 25 / 10 / 3 / 76
Pat Perez: 58 / 77 / 8 / 36 / 30 / MC / MC / 13
Carl Pettersson: MC / 7 / 13 / 75 / 51 / MC / 55 / 34
John Rollins: MC / 5 / 18 / 14 / MC / 27 / MC / MC
Andres Romero: - / - / - / MC / 3 / 5 / 55 / MC
Rory Sabbatini: MC / Won / 9 / 44 / 6 / MC* / MC / MC
Adam Scott: Won / 2 / 69 / 14 / - / MC / - / 17
Kevin Stadler: MC / - / 29 / - / - / 10 / 12 / 24
Kevin Sutherland: 7 / 30 / 62 / 22 / 17 / 20 / MC / -
Cameron Tringale: - / - / - / - / - / - / 21 / 24
Bo Van Pelt: 13 / 11 / 51 / 70 / 30 / 15 / MC / 8
Johnson Wagner: - / - / 22 / MC / MC / MC / - / 24
Jimmy Walker: MC / 39 / - / - / 70 / 37 / 4 / 4
Bubba Watson: - / - / MC / 14 / 17 / MC / Wd / 13
Charlie Wi: - / - / - / 14 / 59 / 20 / MC / 34

Note: MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

SELECTED PLAYERS with POOR to MEDIOCRE FORM at RIVIERA

Last Eight Years

(No Top-35 finishes from three or more starts since 2005)

Player: '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Stephen Ames: MC / Wd / MC / - / 64 / Wd / - / -
Michael Bradley: - / - / - / - / - / MC / MC / MC
Greg Chalmers: - / - / - / - / - / 61 / MC / MC
Ben Crane: - / - / MC / 55 / Wd / Wd / - / -
James Driscoll: 47 / MC / - / - / - / MC / - / MC
Ken Duke: - / - / 67 / MC / MC / - / - / 59
Tom Gillis: 58 / - / - / - / - / - / MC / Wd
Justin Leonard: 37 / MC / MC / - / MC / 61 / 68 / MC
John Mallinger: - / - / MC / Wd / 41 / MC / - / 56
Troy Matteson: - / MC / MC / MC / MC / 37 / MC / 69
Graeme McDowell: MC / MC / - / - / 41 / - / - / -
John Merrick: - / - / MC / MC / 64 / 54 / - / MC
Sean O'Hair: - / 61 / 56 / MC / - / - / 72 / -
Jeff Overton: - / - / - / 36 / MC / 61 / 45 / 44
Greg Owen: 58 / 39 / - / - / - / MC / - / MC
Jesper Parnevik: MC / 75 / - / - / - / Wd / - / -
Scott Piercy: - / - / - / - / - / Wd / 45 / MC
Kevin Streelman: - / - / - / 68 / MC / 72 / MC / 56
Chris Stroud: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / MC / MC

TOP-10 FINISHER from 2012 (Not Listed Above)

Keegan Bradley: (T-2nd)

LEADING 15 STROKE AVERAGES at RIVIERA

(Last Four Years - 2009/12)

68.88: JB Holmes (16)
69.36: Dustin Johnson (14)
69.44: KJ Choi (16)
69.44: Phil Mickelson (16)
69.64: Fred Couples (14)
69.90: Steve Marino (10)
69.92: Kevin Stadler (12)
69.93: Robert Allenby (14)
69.94: Aaron Baddeley (16)
70.00: Luke Donald (14)
70.07: Andres Romero (14)
70.13: Jim Furyk (16)
70.13: Jimmy Walker (16)
70.17: Ben Curtis (12)
70.17: Brendon de Jonge (12)

(Min. No. of Rounds = 8)

LOWEST ROUNDS at RIVIERA since start of 2000

62: Briny Baird (2004)
62: Phil Mickelson (2009)
63: Michael Muehr (2001)
63: Padraig Harrington (2007)
63: Phil Mickelson (2009)
64: 27 times

Note: The lowest round ever recorded during a professional tournament at Riviera is 61 by Ted Tryba in 1999.

Riviera: Par 71; 7,298 yards

Winning Totals (Last Three Years):

2012 - 277 (Bill Haas)
2011 - 272 (Aaron Baddeley)
2010 - 268 (Steve Stricker)


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