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Northern Trust Open

Submitted by George Hines
The challengers were out in force as 80 ASG golfers found there way to the Riviera Country Club. Tiger Woods fresh from his victory at Pebble Beach AT&T open took the week off to attend to business matters. The rest of the field of golfers became more interested in winning a tourney for themselves. Phil Mickelson (the actual winner of the Pebble Beach clam bake) would be at Riviera. Other favorites to consider Adam Scott, Bill Haas, Aaron Baddeley, K. J. Choi, Luke Donald, Freddie Couples, Brandt Sneddeker, Justin Rose or Kevin Na.

The course layout of par 71 7,298 yds is dotted with 60 traps but no water hazards. It should be an interesting test.

K. J. Choi opened the Thursday round with a sparkling 64 Hunter and Bill Haas both fired a 66 Jeff Maggert followed one behind them with a 67. There were several at 68. On Friday the winds picked up the course soft with westerly winds. Scores picked up Choi still led but was being chased by Hunter Haas, Bubba Watson and Briny Baird all two stokes back. Saturday round was the turn over as Bob Estes took over the lead from K. J. Choi going from 5 to 12 under par to lead eagling the first hole. Retief Goosen went from 4 under to 10 under to take over second place. Briny Baird shared third with K. J. Choi at 9 under. On Sunday the winds picked up and the course dried out. Bob Estes held all comers off with a par round. Tim Clark and Retief Goosen, of South Africa in second nine under. Tim firing a 66 to close on Retief. Anthony Kim closed on K. J. Choi with a final 69 at 6 under with Briny Baird in third.

Scoreboard

272- Bob Estes 68 69 64 71
275-Tim Clark 72 70 67 66
275-Retief Goosen 70 68 65 72
278-Anthony Kim 71 70 68 69
278-Briny Baird 68 67 69 74
279-Hunter Haas 66 69 73 71
279-Kris Blanks 68 71 69 71
280-Bill Haas 66 72 70 71
281-Sergio Garcia 72 66 75 68
281-Chris DiMarco 75 71 67 68
281-Fred Couples 69 70 70 72
282-Ryuji Imada 70 74 71 67
282-John Senden 68 68 76 70
282-Jeff Maggert 67 72 69 74
282-Bubba Watson 69 66 72 75
283-Ryan Palmer 73 72 70 68
283-Jim Furyk 68 70 72 73
283-Bud Cauley 69 68 70 76
284-Vijay Singh 71 72 71 70
284-Fredrik Jacobson 74 75 65 70

Other notables:
Mickelson, Donald-286; Scott, Snedeker-287; Rose, Na-289; Baddeley 291

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