LOS ANGELES -- Fred Couples rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole yesterday to beat Davis Love III and win the Nissan Los Angeles Open for the second time in three years.
Much of the crowd of 52,200 at Riviera Country Club seemed to be pulling for Couples.
"I don't think anyone out there ever roots against somebody," Couples said. "I think the fans were for me, but I don't think they were against Davis at all.
"The last two or three years, I've done well here and I've gotten a good following."
Love, who just missed a 35-foot birdie try on the second playoff hole that would have kept the playoff going, said he didn't like some of the comments from the crowd.