Winners and losers from Riviera week

This past weekend saw a lot of great story lines and we are here to give you the good and the bad of it. Here are our winners and losers from this past weekend in golf.


Bubba Watson -- One of the hardest things for a professional is bouncing back after a tough loss, but Bubba Watson had a mighty fine weekend in Los Angeles, posting 64-64 on Saturday and Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event since the 2012 Masters. He is absolutely killing his driver right now, making even the longest of holes a driver and a wedge, and if he can keep getting his ball in the fairway with this type of length he will again be a factor at Augusta National in a couple of months.

Jason Allred -- After the bogey-bogey run Allred put together on Friday after getting the possible 59 discussion going it seemed that the no-name would fade over the weekend like so many like him have in the past. That wasn't the case, with Allred following up his Friday 64 with weekend rounds of 67-68 to earn his first ever top-10 in a PGA Tour event. His $388,600 paycheck is more than he has made in his career on the PGA Tour combined, and lands him a spot at the Honda Classic thanks to his T-3 finish.

Karrie Webb -- She won the Women's Australian Open on Sunday for the fifth time in her career and carded her 40th LPGA win. Not a bad Sunday for the 39-year-old who closed with a solid 68 in rough conditions to win by a single shot in Melbourne.


Mother Nature -- First you snow all over our precious Augusta National and then you take the Eisenhower Tree out that has been one of the iconic landmarks at the most famous course in America? Not cool, Mother Nature. Not cool at all.

Rickie Fowler -- Fowler missed his third straight cut this week at Riviera after opening with what looked like a slump-busting 68 on Thursday. His Friday 76 forced him to miss the cut on the number thanks to two double-bogeys and reminds us while he's a flashy guy with those outfits, he still only has one PGA Tour win and has majorly underperformed to this point in his career.

Suzann Pettersen -- For two rounds in Australian it looked like Pettersen would be cruising to a win, but a Saturday 72 didn't help her cause and then a round of 80 on Sunday dropped her all the way outside the top-25 in Melbourne. If she had finished in the top-two at the Women's Australian Open Pettersen would have become the new world No. 1, but a tough weekend will make it another week before that becomes a reality.

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