Site: Los Angeles.
Course: Riviera CC. Yardage: 7,322. Par: 71.
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Purse: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1,296,000.
Television: Thursday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 4-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4-7 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS).
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.
Last week: Ted Potter Jr. won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
FedEx Cup leader: Patton Kizzire.
Notes: Tiger Woods, whose foundation runs the tournament, is playing for the first time since 2006 when he withdrew after two rounds with the flu. Riviera was the site of his first PGA Tour event at age 16. As a pro, Riviera is the course he has played the most times (8) without winning. ... Golf Channel has expanded its broadcast times by an extra hour, extending to 8 p.m. EST Friday. ... Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk makes his 2018 debut. He is playing on a sponsor's exemption. Because of a shoulder injury, it's his first start since the PGA Championship in August. ... Johnson completes one full year at No. 1 in the world. He becomes only the fifth player to be No. 1 for a full year, joining Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo. ... Cameron Champ is playing on the Charlie Sifford exemption awarded to the advancement of diversity in golf. ... The tournament dates to 1926. It first was played at Riviera in 1929. ... Lanny Wadkins holds the 72-hole record of 264, set in 1985. It remains the oldest 72-hole scoring record among all PGA Tour events.
Next week: Honda Classic.
ISPS HANDA WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Site: Adelaide, Australia.
Course: Kooyanga GC. Yardage: 6,599. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.
Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Ha Na Jang.
Last tournament: Brittany Lincicome won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Race to CME Globe leader: Lincicome.
Notes: The LPGA Tour begins its first international swing with Australia, Thailand and Singapore the next three weeks before starting its domestic schedule in Arizona. ... Jang won last year with three birdies and an eagle over the final six holes. ... The field features 10 of the top 25 from the world ranking, including So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko. ... Ko begins her season with more changes. Her caddie is Jonny Scott, who used to work for Laura Davies. Also, the former No. 1 has left Gary Gilchrist and hired as her coach Ted Oh, who qualified for the 1993 U.S. Open when he was 16. ... Ko now has gone 35 starts on the LPGA Tour since her last victory in July 2016. ... Brittany Lincicome, who won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in the season-opener, is not playing.
Next week: Honda LPGA Thailand.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Site: Naples, Fla.
Course: TwinEagles GC (Talon Course). Yardage: 7,193. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.
Television: Friday, noon-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Fred Couples.
Last week: Mark Calcavecchia won the Boca Raton Championship.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly.
Notes: Steve Stricker, who played in the next-to-last group at Pebble Beach and is a past champion at Riviera, has decided to play the PGA Tour Champions this week. He spends time in Naples, Florida, working on his game when the weather is cold in Wisconsin. ... David Toms finished fourth last week, his fourth consecutive finish in the top five on the PGA Tour Champions. ... Couples, still coping with back issues, is not back to defend his title. ... Peter Jacobsen, no longer full time on the PGA Tour Champions, is playing for the second straight week. He missed the cut at Pebble Beach last week. ... Calcavecchia won last week for the fourth time on the PGA Tour Championship, and the first time in Florida. Three of his 14 titles on the PGA Tour were in Florida.
Next tournament: Cologuard Classic on March 2-4.
NBO OMAN GOLF CLASSIC
Site: Muscat, Oman.
Course: Almouj Golf. Yardage: 7,365. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.75 million.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 5-8 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-7:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: New tournament.
Last week: Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.
Race to Dubai leader: Shubhankar Sharma.
Notes: The NBO Oman Golf Classic was part of the Challenge Tour schedule the last three years. ... Oman becomes the 44th country to have hosted a European Tour event. ... Alex Levy at No. 62 is the highest-ranked player in the field. ... Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is playing and turns 47 on Sunday. Bjorn has won twice in the Middle East in Dubai and Qatar. He remains the only player to go 72 holes in the same group with Tiger Woods and win (Dubai in 2001). ... Sharma, the only two-time winner on the European Tour this year, is playing. He is ranked No. 72 in the world. ... The field includes amateur Azaan Al Rumhy, who will be the first player from Oman to compete in a European Tour event.
Next week: Commerical Bank Qatar Masters.
Last week: Ben Taylor won the Club Colombia Championship.
Next tournament: El Bosque Mexico Championship on March 8-11.
Money leader: Sungjae Im.
Sunshine Tour: Dimenson Data Pro-Am, Fancourt GC, George, South Africa. Defending champion: Paul Lawrie. Online: www.sunshinetour.com