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Northern Trust Open

Updated: February 2, 2011, 5:53 PM ET
By 710 ESPN

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About:
What started as the Los Angeles Open is one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR, debuting in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club. It was staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at Riviera Country Club in 1973. Outside of the major championships, the Northern Trust Open is the fourth-oldest event on TOUR, trailing only the BMW Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Valero Texas Open. The Northern Trust Open has a long tradition of attracting the world's best golfers. This year promises to be another exciting chapter in the tournament's history. Join us February 15 - 20.

Founded:
In 1926, the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce put up a $10,000 purse for the first LA Open - the richest prize in professional golf. Northern Trust has a corporate history dating back to 1889.

Format:
Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition; 144 players, cut to low 70, and ties after 36 holes

2010 Champion:
Steve Stricker, 268 (-16)

PLAY for LA: At the heart of PLAY for LA is a commitment to local communities. That's why proceeds during our 18-Day countdown will benefit the charities we're incredibly proud to support through the Northern Trust Open. Follow us as we turn the LA area into an interactive golf experience. Join Jerry West and other notable Angelenos as they raise money for charity - all while counting down the 18 days to tournament week.

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General Contest Rules

Deadline for entry in this contest is 2/18/2011

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