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News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 

 
 Dates: Thursday, February 20th through Sunday, February 23rd
 Site: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
 Course Architect: George C. Thomas, Jr. & William P. Bell (1926)
                   Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (1994, redesign)
                   Tom Fazio (2001, redesign)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,174
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 503 Yds   10 - Par 4 315 Yds
               2 - Par 4 463 Yds   11 - Par 5 564 Yds
               3 - Par 4 434 Yds   12 - Par 4 460 Yds
               4 - Par 3 236 Yds   13 - Par 4 459 Yds
               5 - Par 4 434 Yds   14 - Par 3 176 Yds
               6 - Par 3 199 Yds   15 - Par 4 443 Yds
               7 - Par 4 408 Yds   16 - Par 3 166 Yds
               8 - Par 4 433 Yds   17 - Par 5 576 Yds
               9 - Par 4 454 Yds   18 - Par 4 451 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,564 Yds         36 3,610 Yds
 
 Annual: 77th
 Defending Champion: Len Mattiace
 Runners-up: Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron, Rory Sabbatini
 Tournament Record: 264 (Lanny Wadkins, 1985)
 54-Hole Record: 197 (Fred Couples, 1990)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Davis Love III, 1992)
 Course Record: 61 (Ted Tryba, 1999)
 Tournament 18-Hole Record: 61 (George Archer, 1983 - Rancho Municipal GC)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Andrew Magee, 1991; Brad Faxon, 1995;
                    Charles Howell III, 2002)
 Total Purse: $4,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $810,000; 2nd Place - 486,000; 3rd Place - 306,000
 
                             2002 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Len Mattiace           269              Chris DiMarco           272
 Brad Faxon             270              Charles Howell III      272
 Rory Sabbatini         270              Per-Ulrik Johansson     272
 Scott McCarron         270              Four players at         273
 Toru Taniguchi         271
 
                            Past Nissan Open Winners
                            ------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2002  Len Mattiace (269) -- Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron, Rory Sabbatini
 2001  *Robert Allenby (276) -- Brandel Chamblee, Toshimitsu Izawa, Bob Tway,
                                Dennis Paulson, Jeff Sluman
 2000  Kirk Triplett (272) -- Jesper Parnevik
 1999  Ernie Els (270) -- Ted Tryba, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III
 1998  *Billy Mayfair (272) -- Tiger Woods
 1997  Nick Faldo (272) -- Craig Stadler
 1996  Craig Stadler (278) -- Mark Brooks, Fred Couples, Scott Simpson,
                              Mark Wiebe
 1995  Corey Pavin (268) -- Jay Don Blake, Kenny Perry
 1994  Corey Pavin (271) -- Fred Couples
 1993  #Tom Kite (206) -- Dave Barr, Fred Couples, Donnie Hammond,
                          Payne Stewart
 1992  *Fred Couples (269) -- Davis Love III
 1991  Ted Schulz (272) -- Jeff Sluman
 1990  Fred Couples (266) -- Gil Morgan
 1989  Mark Calcavecchia (272) -- Sandy Lyle
 1988  Chip Beck (267) -- Mac O'Grady, Bill Sander
 1987  *Tze-Chung Chen (275) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1986  Doug Tewell (270) -- Clarence Rose
 1985  Lanny Wadkins (264) -- Hal Sutton
 1984  David Edwards (279) -- Jack Renner
 1983  Gil Morgan (270) -- Gibby Gilbert, Mark McCumber, Lanny Wadkins
 1982  *Tom Watson (271) -- Johnny Miller
 1981  Johnny Miller (270) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1980  Tom Watson (276) -- Bob Gilder, Don January
 1979  Lanny Wadkins (276) -- Lon Hinkle
 1978  Gil Morgan (278) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1977  Tom Purtzer (273) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1976  Hale Irwin (272) -- Tom Watson
 1975  Pat Fitzsimons (275) -- Tom Kite
 1974  Dave Stockton (276) -- John Mahaffey, Sam Snead
 1973  Rod Funseth (276) -- Don Bies, David Graham, Dave Hill, Tom Weiskopf
 1972  *George Archer (270) -- Tommy Aaron, Dave Hill
 1971  *Bob Lunn (274) -- Billy Casper
 1970  *Billy Casper (276) -- Hale Irwin
 1969  *Charles Sifford (276) -- Harold Henning
 1968  Billy Casper (274) -- Arnold Palmer
 1967  Arnold Palmer (269) -- Gay Brewer
 1966  Arnold Palmer (273) -- Miller Barber, Paul Harney
 1965  Paul Harney (276) -- Dan Sikes
 1964  Paul Harney (280) -- Bobby Nichols
 1963  Arnold Palmer (274) -- Al Balding, Gary Player
 1962  Phil Rodgers (268) -- Bob Goalby, Fred Hawkins
 1961  Bob Goalby (275) -- Eric Brown, Art Wall
 1960  Dow Finsterwald (280) -- Bill Collins, Jay Hebert, Dave Ragan
 1959  Ken Venturi (278) -- Art Wall
 1958  Frank Stranahan (275) -- E.J. Harrison
 1957  Doug Ford (280) -- Jay Hebert
 1956  Lloyd Mangrum (272) -- Jerry Barber
 1955  Gene Littler (276) -- Ted Kroll
 1954  Fred Wampler (281) -- Jerry Barber, Chick Harbert
 1953  Lloyd Mangrum (280) -- Jack Burke, Jr.
 1952  *Tommy Bolt (289) -- Jack Burke, Jr.
 1951  Lloyd Mangrum (280) -- Henry Ransom
 1950  *Sam Snead (280) -- Ben Hogan
 1949  Lloyd Mangrum (284) -- E.J. Harrison
 1948  Ben Hogan (275) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1947  Ben Hogan (280) -- Tony Penna
 1946  Byron Nelson (284) -- Ben Hogan
 1945  Sam Snead (283) -- Harold McSpaden, Byron Nelson
 1944  Harold McSpaden (278) -- Johnny Bulla
 1943  Not held due to World War II
 1942  *Ben Hogan (282) -- Jimmy Thomson
 1941  Johnny Bulla (281) -- Craig Wood
 1940  Lawson Little (282) -- Clayton Heafner
 1939  Jimmy Demaret (274) -- Harold McSpaden
 1938  Jimmy Thomson (273) -- Johnny Revolta
 1937  Harry Cooper (274) -- Ralph Guldahl, Horton Smith
 1936  Jimmy Hines (280) -- Henry Picard, Jimmy Thomson
 1935  *Vic Ghezzi (285) -- Johnny Revolta
 1934  Mac Smith (280) -- Willie Hunter, Bill Mehlhorn
 1933  Craig Wood (281) -- Leo Diegel, Willie Hunter
 1932  Mac Smith (281) -- Leo Diegel, Olin Dutra, Joe Kirkwood Sr, Dick Metz
 1931  Ed Dudley (285) -- Al Espinosa, Eddie Loos
 1930  Densmore Shute (296) -- Bobby Cruickshank, Horton Smith
 1929  Mac Smith (285) -- Tommy Armour
 1928  Mac Smith (284) -- Harry Cooper
 1927  Bobby Cruickshank (282) -- Ed Dudley, Charles Guest
 1926  Harry Cooper (279) -- George Von Elm
 
 * - Won in playoff
 # - Rain shortened
 

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