News for Saturday, February 6, 2010

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News 2010 February 6

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Riviera’s 10th turns into a traffic jam

says the backup at Riviera’s drivable par-4 10th was long enough to order a pizza.

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Riviera’s par-4, 10th hole is arguably one of the coolest holes in golf. But the shortest par 4 on the course took the longest time to play during the third round.

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Stricker builds big lead at Northern Trust

Stricker leads with solid play

Steve Stricker played a nearly flawless round at Riviera to build a five-stroke lead at the Northern Trust Open before play was suspended due to darkness.

Spectator’s hood deemed rub of the green

witnessed an unusual rub of the green when a ball landed in a spectator’s hood.

From the “You don’t see this every day department”: Anthony Kim hit a drive into a spectator’s hood during the third round.

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Barber takes lead at windy Jones Cup

Barber leads Jones Cup

On a gusty day in Sea Island, Ga., Blayne Barber grabbed the second-round lead at the Jones Cup Invitational and took a step toward claiming his third amateur title in the past year.

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Thompson siblings in hunt at Junior Heritage

Thompson's in contention

Curtis Thompson and his younger sister Alexis are both trying to defend their Junior Heritage titles from last year. Despite struggling at times Saturday, both remain in contention.

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Johnson takes solo lead at Northern Trust

Johnson takes solo lead

Dustin Johnson wasted no time Saturday morning passing Steve Stricker for the solo Northern Trust lead. A chip-in birdie at the 18th got him to 11 under as he enters Round 3.

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Tour Club offers inside access to members

The Tour Club, licensed by the PGA Tour, offers corporate members the chance to send clients, employees and guests to PGA Tour events, stay in luxury accommodations and even set pins with tour officials or watch TV broadcasts from the control truck.

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A vested interest on the PGA Tour

explains why she has a vested interest (that’s a fashion pun) in the Northern Trust Open.

At last! Our grandfather’s vests are making their way back to the top of the fashion style list this season.

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Westwood, Jimenez among leaders in Dubai

Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez each shot 68 Saturday to catch overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Thorpe suspended by PGA Tour via e-mail

Suspension follows sentencing

Jim Thorpe was sentenced to one year in jail Jan. 22 for failure to pay his taxes, and received a suspension from the PGA Tour Friday via e-mail.

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Riviera playing long after second-round soak

In a cold rain, Riviera is playing longer than Dustin Johnson can remember.

Aphibarnrat leads by two in Thailand

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat has a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Asian Tour International on Saturday.

Kirk, Herman share Moonah lead

Chris Kirk shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in the Moonah Classic for a share of the third-round lead with fellow American Jim Herman.