Golf Rankings for Northern Trust Open
Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #12
Johnson’s T17 marked his best finish at Riviera since first competing there in 2004. ZJ has made three starts so far this season, a pair of top-25s and a missed cut.
Padraig Harrington [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #178
Two very strong rounds allowed Harrington to finish T9 at Scottsdale, but he's coming off a missed cut last week at Pebble. Harrington had strong performances at Riviera in 2007 and 08, but hasn't managed a top-40 finish since.
Scott Piercy [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #81
Piercy has not fared well in his limited action at Riviera, but is coming off a solo third at Scottsdale. In four starts this season, he has tallied three top-15s and one missed cut.
Graeme McDowell [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #14
McDowell is competing in his first tournament since beating a fully-loaded 18-man field in the World Challenge, an event hosted by Tiger Woods, late last year. McDowell has not played Riviera since a T41 in 2009.
Cameron Tringale [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #113
Since missing the cut at the Sony Open, Tringale has made four in a row and is coming off a respectable T22 at Pebble. At Riviera, he has placed T24 and T21 the last two years.
J.B. Holmes [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #165
Among all players in this week’s field with more than two career starts at Riviera, Holmes’ average finish of 14.5 in six trips ranks as the best. Unfortunately, he’s missed two of his three cuts this season and is coming off a T50 at Pebble.
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