HOST COURSE: Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades California
PRIZE FUND: $6,000,000
COURSE DETAILS: Par 71, 7279 yards. Designed by George C. Thomas and established in 1926.
KEY HOLE: The finishing hole is a 454-yard par four that plays to an elevated fairway, then requires a long second shot to a narrow green.

A strong field will look to join an impressive list of winners of the Nissan Open this week in California. The PGA Tour moves impressive Riviera Country Club as Rory Sabbatini looks to defend his title. Adam Scott could be considered a Nissan Open specialist after finishing one behind Sabbatini last year and taking the title in 2005, as could Mike Weir who won in 2003 and 2004. Eight of the world top ten compete including Phil Mickelson who comes off the back of an impressive victory last week at Pebble Beach.

CONTENDERS: Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Adam Scott

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