Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.
The road to the Masters starts on the other side of the country for Rory McIlroy.
Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren't calling for him, and he knew it.
Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) spent much of 2015 pulling out of a two-year slump and regaining her confidence and has set her sights this year on winning a medal for Taiwan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family.
Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday.
Danny Lee knew there was a huge crowd Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He still was amazed when told just how many people packed TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.
Lydia Ko hit the ball only 22 times in a span of 11 hours Friday in the Coates Golf Championship and finished where she started -- with a share of the lead, and still a long way from the finish line.
Jordan Spieth finished runner-up at the Singapore Open on Monday after South Korea's Song Young-han held his nerve to beat the fast-finishing world number one by a single stroke.
Scott Brown and K.J. Choi, both of moderate length off the tee, are tied for the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where the South Course is the longest all year on the PGA Tour. It helps to hit it straight.