Inside the PGA’s 2016 Northern Trust Open

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Bubba Watson was the man to beat on Sunday at the PGA’s 2016 Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club.

The man currently ranked number four on the Official World Golf Ranking list made birdie on two of his last three holes to overtake Jason Kokrak and hold off Adam Scott for a one-shot victory in the tournament, which was is located in Pacific Palisades. Watson, who closed with a 3-under 68, won at Riviera for the second time in three years.\Fans of the sport flocked to the Riviera for the four-day tournament and enjoyed much more than seeing pros like Watson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth play the game.

The English Beat performed by a concert presented by johnnie-O on Saturday, enjoyed getitng up close and personal with Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg at the 2016 Pro-Am tournament and enjoyed great gourmet fare from some of L.A.’s hottest food food trucks, such as Cousins Maine Lobster.


VIPs were welcomed to watch in style via a private tent by the 17th hole courtesy of Park Lane Ala Moana. The Honolulu-based ultra-luxury, low-rise community comprised of 217 private-ownership residences valued from approximately $2.7M to more than $28M (where residents enjoy expansive, unobstructed ocean views, 288-to-1,188 square-foot private lanais, grand courtyards featuring lush, tropical landscaping, resort-style offerings including a residence club and fully amenitized spa and concierge services typically reserved for the top echelon of hotels and resorts), welcomed guests to watch with gourmet catering, high-end bubbly and wine and even provided umbrellas and visors in order to stave off the California sunshine. 

Park Lane Ala Moana’s participation in the event is part of a signature series hosted by the community’s developers, designed to honor its owners and their guests. Previous events of this series have included a private dinner with acclaimed three-star Michelin and James Beard Award-winning chef Thomas Keller, a private lounge within Hawaii’s Aloha Bloomingdale’s Gala.