WATCH: This New “Rory Returns” Video Will Make You Salivate

  • The Northern Trust Open starts today at the Riviera Country Club.
  • The historic tournament has attracted golfers from all over the world to play in California.

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Source: Riviera Country Club

This will be a very entertaining few days on one of the hardest golf courses the circuit has to offer.

The TOUR writes: “With a scoring average of 72.592 last year, Riviera was the most challenging par 71 in 2014-15. That clip also serves as a reminder as to why Lanny Wadkins’ 20-under 264 in 1985 remains the tournament record.”

“The greens on the 7,322-yard track (down 27 yards from last year, all at the par-4 eighth hole) were the hardest to hit in regulation, too. Last year’s field of 144 averaged just 9.25 GIR per round (or 51.38 percent).”

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Source: Riviera Country Club

Here are the big names: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and a whole host of European Tour players that nobody seems to talk about. If you’re thinking of having a flutter I would say the Englishman, Andy Sullivan, could be in with a chance this week. The European Tour player is full of confidence with a tied second in Dubai last week and is yet to prove himself across the pond.

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Posted by PGA TOUR on Thursday, February 18, 2016