It's Northern Trust Open Week!

Riviera and No. 10 circal 1929, soon after greenside bunkers were added on the famed short par-4 (click on image to enlarge)I know this week is blocked off on your calendars and your bingo boards are all ready to go, just waiting for Gary McCord to describe kikuyu with the word velcro or Jim Nantz to make his first Bel-Air Hotel reference so you can mark off the upper left corner while hoping they'll show a little tenth hole play before a witty segue into a CSI Los Angeles plug.

I'll do my best to highlight the best and worst of the event formerly known as the L.A. Open. Because it's one history-rich event played at a still-great course with a strong field this year. This cool PGA Tour Productions film gives just a flavor of the recent tournament fun, but they are just scratching the surface. The fun has been going on at Riviera and other L.A. area courses since 1926.