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Teeing it up for Feb. 17

PGA Tour

Event: Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 5-8 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m., CBS; and Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6:30 p.m., CBS.

Last Year: James Hahn claimed his first PGA Tour victory by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to turn back Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey of England on a day when seven players had a share of the lead on the back nine in regulation play. Hahn shot 2-under-par 69 but stumbled with two bogeys down the stretch before making birdies on the last two playoff holes. Casey held the lead until making bogey on the 18th hole to finish a 68, and he dropped out with a par on the second extra hole. Johnson fell out of a tie for the lead with a bogey at No. 17 en route to a 69, but stayed alive with a birdie on the second playoff hole before missing a 12-foot birdie putt that would have prolonged the playoff.


Event: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on the West Course at Grange Golf Club in Grange, Australia, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Wednesday (in the United States), 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Golf Channel.

Last Year: Lydia Ko of New Zealand, in her second start as the No. 1 player in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, finished with a 2-under-par 71 to win by two strokes over Amy Yang of South Korea. Ko, 17 at the time, claimed the first of her five LPGA Tour victories in 2015 by making an eagle on the third hole and two birdies early on the back nine before finishing with six consecutive pars. Yang tied Ko for the lead with a birdie on the 10th hole and again with a birdie on the 14th before falling back with bogeys on two of the next three holes on her way to a 72. Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who was tied with Ko for the 54-hole lead, struggled to a 76 to finish third, five strokes behind.