Key storylines entering Northern Trust Open

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Riviera may be one of the shorter courses on the PGA Tour, but it's also one of the most special.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 2:01 p.m.


What should you be looking out for this week as the PGA Tour heads to legendary Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open? featured columnist Mike Dudurich has you covered.
Dudurich wrote:
Going back to 1929, when the Los Angeles Open was first played at Riviera Country Club, the early-season stop on the PGA Tour quickly grew into a must-play for the best players in the world.
In the middle of the century, Riviera became known as Hogan's Alley after Ben Hogan won two Los Angeles Opens and the 1948 U.S. Open on the course.
The PGA Tour comes calling this week to Riviera and the course will provide one of the compelling storylines throughout the week.
Among the storylines Dudurich highlights is the fact that stars Luke Donald, Adam Scott and Ernie Els are all making their PGA Tour season debuts this week.
To check out all of Dudurich's storylines, click here.
Follow T.J. Auclair on Twitter, @tj_auclair.



Ahhh..... back to the Riv. Can't decide on Charl or James Hahn.