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Golf - Los Angeles Open

This long-standing event on the PGA Tour is held in February each year. It's early years saw the venue change regularly but since 1973 it has pretty much always been staged at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles. In 1938 Babe Zaharias took part, becoming the first woman to play in a men's professional golf tournament.
Venues:
1926, 34-36 & 40 - Los Angeles Country Club
1927 - El Caballero
1928, 31, 33 & 44 - Wilshire
1932 & 42 - Hillcrest
1937-39 Griffith Park
1954 - Fox Hills
1955 - Inglewood
1956-67, 69-72 & 83  Rancho Park
1968 - Pasadena
1998 - Valencia Country Club
1929, 30, 41, 45-53, 73-82, 84-97 & 99-present - Riviera

YEAR
WINNER
1926 HARRY COOPER (Usa)
1927 BOBBY CRUICKSHANK (Sco)
1928 MACDONALD SMITH (Sco) 
1929 MACDONALD SMITH (Sco) 
1930 DENNY SHUTE (Usa) 
1931 ED DUDLEY (Usa) 
1932
MACDONALD SMITH (Sco)
1933
CRAIG WOOD (Usa)
1934
MACDONALD SMITH (Sco)
1935
VIC GHEZZI (Usa) 
1936
JIMMY HINES (Usa) 
1937 HARRY COOPER (Usa) 
1938 JIMMY THOMSON (Sco) 
1939
JIMMY DEMARET (Usa) 
1940
LAWSON LITTLE (Usa) 
1941
JOHNNY BULLA (Usa) 
1942 BEN HOGAN (Usa) 
1943 Not held
1944
HAROLD McSPADEN (Usa) 
1945
SAM, SNEAD (Usa)  
1946
BYRON NELSON (Usa) 
1947
BEN HOGAN (Usa)  
1948
BEN HOGAN (Usa) 
1949
LLOYD MANGRUM (Usa)  
1950
SAM SNEAD (Usa)  
1951
LLOYD MANGRUM (Usa) 
1952
TOMMY BOLT (Usa)
1953
LLOYD MANGRUM (Usa)
1954
FRED WAMPLER (Usa)
1955
GENE LITTLER (Usa)
1956
LLOYD MANGRUM (Usa)
1957
DOUG FORD (Usa) 
1958
FRANK STRANAHAN (Usa)
1959
KEN VENTURI (Usa)
1960
DOW FINSTERWALD (Usa) 
1961
BOB GOALBY (Usa) 
1962
PHIL RODGERS (Usa) 
1963
ARNOLD PALMER (Usa)  
1964
PAUL HARNEY (Usa) 
1965
PAUL HARNEY (Usa) 
1966
ARNOLD PALMER (Usa) 
1967
ARNOLD PALMER (Usa)
1968
BILLY CASPER (Usa)
1969
CHARLIE SIFFORD (Usa)
1970
BILLY CASPER (Usa) 
1971
BOB LUNN (Usa) 
1972
GEORGE ARCHER (Usa) 
1973
ROD FUNSETH (Usa) 
1974
DAVE STOCKTON (Usa) 
1975
PAT FITZSIMONS (Usa) 
1976
HALE IRWIN (Usa)  
1977
TOM PURTZER (Usa)  
1978
GIL MORGAN (Usa)   
1979
LANNY WADKINS (Usa)     
1980
TOM WATSON (Usa)  
1981
JOHNNY MILLER (Aus)  
1982
TOM WATSON (Usa)   
1983
GIL MORGAN (Usa)   
1984
DAVID EDWARDS (Usa)   
1985
LANNY WADKINS (Usa)  
1986
DOUG TEWELL (Usa)   
1987
TZE-CHUNG CHEN (Twn)   
1988
CHIP BECK (Usa) 
1989
MARK CALCAVECCHIA (Usa)   
1990
FRED COUPLES (Usa)   
1991
TED SCHULZ (Usa)    
1992
FRED COUPLES (Usa)   
1993
TOM KITE (Usa)
1994
COREY PAVIN (Usa)
1995
COREY PAVIN (Usa)
1996
CRAIG STADLER (Usa)
1997
NICK FALDO (Eng)
1998
BILLY MAYFAIR (Usa)
1999
ERNIE ELS (Rsa)
2000
KIRK TRIPLETT (Usa)
2001
ROBERT ALLENBY (Aus)
2002
LEN MATTIACE (Usa)
2003
MIKE WEIR (Can)
2004
MIKE WEIR (Can)
2005
ADAM SCOTT (Aus)@*
2006
RORY SABBATINI (Rsa)
2007
CHARLES HOLWELL (Usa)
2008
PHIL MICKELSON (Usa)
2009
PHIL MICKELSON (Usa)
2010
STEVE STRICKER (Usa)
2011
AARON BADDELEY (Aus)
2012 BILL HAAS (Usa)
2013 JOHN MERRICK (Usa)*
2014 BUBBA WATSON (Usa)
2015 JAMES HAHN (Usa)
2016 BUBBA WATSON (Usa)
2017 DUSTIN JOHNSON (Usa)
2018 BUBBA WATSON (Usa)

* won after play-off
@ Shortened to 36 holes due to rain - unofficial tournament

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Site last updated on Monday 19th November 2018