The Northern Trust Open is among the most respected golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Held at historic Riviera Country Club, nestled amid the rolling hills of the Pacific Palisades just outside Los Angeles, the Northern Trust Open presents golfers with one of the game’s most challenging courses. The wind, the bunkers, the elevations, the trees. To succeed here, you need to use every club in your bag and every shot in your game.
The Northern Trust Open attracts the best professional golfers in the world. They come from Scotland, Australia, England, Korea, Japan, Canada and the United States — all with a common purpose: to master the course at Riviera and put their name in the books alongside the greatest golfers who ever played the game.
Tournament week starts with Pro-Ams and practice rounds, as the pros acquaint (or reacquaint) themselves with the challenges Riviera presents. On Thursday and Friday tensions mount, with everyone focused on making the cut.
Saturday is moving day. With players vying to reach the top of the leaderboard, it’s now or never. Players must balance risk and reward as they try to make up ground — knowing that Riviera can be unforgiving to those who don’t get the balance right.
In the end, it often comes down to Sunday. It’s youth versus experience, with a little bit of luck thrown in for good measure. The stakes are high. The winner will capture the trophy and the rest will be left waiting for next year.