West to head Northern Trust Open

Updated: May 28, 2009, 1:57 PM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

The man known in basketball circles as "Mr. Clutch" is bringing his skills to the world of golf, as NBA all-time great Jerry West has been named executive director of the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open, it was announced Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the PGA Tour, in his newly established role, West will "educate the community about the Northern Trust Open and all that it has done, and will do, for Los Angeles," and "will work to further engage the community through public ...

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