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PGA Tour Goes Old School at Riviera & The Northern Trust Open

by Jeff Skinner The boys of the PGA Tour get ready to take on a gem of a course at Riviera Country Club today at The Northern Trust Open.  Riviera is an old school, George “The Captain” Thomas design (1927) that has stood the test of time.  Players rave about this shot makers test and the strategy needed to be successful at Riviera. Originally, called the Los Angeles Open this course has hosted U.S. Opens and PGA Championships and boasts… Continue Reading

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Historic Riviera Country Club, Always a Tough Test for PGA Tour

By Jeff Skinner Pebble Beach is a tough act to follow but the PGA Tour is up to this task this week when it visits another iconic gem of a course at Riviera Country Club.  It may not possess the breathtaking views of the Pacific but the course certainly rivals Pebble in history and design.  Players love playing here and architects love studying this 1926 George Thomas design.  Tom Fazio touched up Riviera in 2008 and Ben Crenshaw reworked the… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour At Riviera: Hogan’s Alley

by Jeff Skinner Pebble Beach is a tough act to follow but the PGA Tour is up to this task this week when it visits another iconic gem of a course at Riviera Country Club.  It may not possess the breathtaking views of the Pacific but the course certainly rivals Pebble in history and design.  Players love playing here and architects love studying this 1926 George Thomas design.  Tom Fazio touched up Riviera in 2008 and Ben Crenshaw reworked the… Continue Reading

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