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2016 Northern Trust Open

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson cradles the winner’s trophy on the 18th green after rallying for a victory in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Sunday.

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Dakota Watson

Dakota Watson, who is 18 months old, romps on the 18th green as father Bubba Watson accepts the winner’s trophy for the Northern Trust Open.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson waves to fans after hitting his approach at the 18th hole on Sunday during the final round of the Northern Trust Open.

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Bubba Watson

 Bubba Watson walks ahead of Jason Kokrak toward the 18th fairway.

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson waves to fans after making a birdie on the 17th hole that put him in the lead of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday at Riviera Country Club.

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson slams a long drive during a round of 68 on Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club. He finished four rounds at 15 under par.

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Jason Kokrak

 Jason Kokrak falls to the ground after missing a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would’ve put him in a tie for the lead.

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Adam Scott

Adam Scott hits from the trees surrounding the green on the 10th hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open. Scott saved par on the hole.

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K.J. Choi

Fans receive high-fives from K.J. Choi as he walks to the 15th hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday at Riviera Country Club.

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Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak blasts out of a greenside bunker at No. 16, helping him save par during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

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Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker hits out of a fairway trap on the eighth hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

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Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson hits a shot out of the rough at No. 8 during the final round of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

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K.J. Choi

K.J. Choi watches his drive on the par-three 14th hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

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Adam Scott

Adam Scott watches his drive land on the green while on his way to a biridie at the sixth hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy puts at No. 1 during the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday at Riviera Country Club.

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Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the eighth hole during the third orund of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday at Riviera Country Club.

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson tees off on the fourth hole Saturday during the third round of Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

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Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie hits from a bunker to the third green during the third round of the Northern Trust Open.

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Troy Merritt

Troy Merritt drives from the second tee during the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday.

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Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama lines up a putt on the first hole during round the third round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

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Kevin Chappell

Kevin Chappell tees off at No. 2 during the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday.

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K.J. Choi

K.J. Choi reacts after sinking a putt at No. 3 during the third round of the Northern Trust open on Saturday.

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Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel hits around a tree from the rough along the first fairway at Riviera Country Club on Saturday.

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroywatches his tee shot at No. 2 during the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday.

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Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak takes his shot out of a fairway bunker on the seventh hole during the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday.

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson acknowledges the crowd after finishing the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday at Riviera Country Club.

 (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Rory McIlroy

Spectators lean over the rope to watch Rory McIlroy hit out of the rough along the 18th fairway at Riviera Country Club on Friday during the second round of the Northern Trust Open.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak acknowledges the crowd Friday after finishing the 18th hole at Riviera Country Club. Kokrak leads the Northern Trust Open at 10 under par after a seven-under 64 on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie reacts after sinking a birdie putt at No. 18 to finish the second round with a four-under-par 67. He’s in second place after two rounds of the Northern Trust Open at nine under.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson hits a chip shot from the rough on the 17th hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Rose

Justin Rose hits out of a sand trap at No. 9 on Friday during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot at No. 11 on Friday during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. McElroy is tied with seven others for seventh at six under.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson tosses his putter after missing a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Friday. Watson is tied for third at eight under after two rounds.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak hits his approach shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Jason Kokrak

As afternoon shadows lengthen across Riviera Country Club, leader Jason Kokrak follows through on his approach shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Rory McIlroy

The kikuyu grass flies as Rory McIlroy hits out of the rough along the 12th fairway Friday during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Ernie Els

Ernie Els hits out of a greenside bunker at the 10th hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak hits a chip shot onto the 17th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Rose

Justin Rose hits from under the branches of a tree at No. 10 on Friday during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy hits from the rough at No. 10 during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Friday.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
James Hahn

James Hahn, the Northern Trust Open winner last year, hits out of a sand trap at the 10th hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open on Friday. Hahn missed the cut at four over.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Riviera Country Club

An aerial view of Riviera Country Club, site of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament, taken from the MetLife blimp on Friday.

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Camilo Villegas

Camilo Villegas tees off on the ninth hole during first round of the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

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Camilo Villegas

Camilo Villegas reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the first round of Northern Trust Open.

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth prepares to tee off during the first round of the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth chips onto a green during the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy doffs his cap after finishing the first round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament on Thursday at Riviera Country Club.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas and his caddie line up a putt during the first round of the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas reacts after missing a putt during the first round of the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Fred Couples

Fred Couples tees off during the first round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Thursday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Thomas, Fred Couples

Fred Couples fist-bumps Justin Thomas after both sank long birdie putts at the fifth hole during the first round of the Northern Trust Open.

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson tees off at No. 9 during the first round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

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James Hahn

James Hahn, the 2015 winner, lines up a putt during the first round of Northern Trust Open on Thursday at Riviera Country Club.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Rose

Justin Rose lines up a putt during the first round of the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.

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