What: Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles

Course: The Riviera Country Club (7,349 yards, par 71)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel, Ch. 4)

Purse: $6.7 million (winner's share: $1,206,000)

Defending champion: Bubba Watson


What: Women's Australian Open in Melbourne

Course: Royal Melbourne Golf Club (6,741 yards, par 72)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $1.2 million (winner's share: $180,000)

Defending champion: Karrie Webb


PGA: Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker are in the field along with Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Jim Furyk. ... Haas won the 2012 tournament. He won the Humana Challenge last month in La Quinta. ... Couples is making his record 33rd start in the event. He won in 1990 and 1992. ... Wake Forest freshman Will Zalatoris won the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday to earn a spot in the field.

LPGA: Karrie Webb has won the Women's Australian Open a record five times. ... Lydia Ko is making her second start since taking the top spot in the world ranking. The 17-year-old New Zealander has five LPGA Tour victories. ... Australia's Su Oh won the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday at Royal Pines in her second start as a professional.

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