“Mr. Clutch” Gets New Gig

Jerry WestAs reported by ESPN.com Golf Writer Jason Sobel, Lakers legend Jerry West has been named Executive Director of the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open.

“The Northern Trust Open is more than a golf tournament,” said West, who played all 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. “It’s an opportunity to bring all of L.A. together to make an impact on this great city, to grow the programs associated with the event — those that help children across the city and those that are so desperately needed, especially in these economic times. It’s an honor to become a part of the Northern Trust Open and work to make this event the absolute best in the world.”

The tournament formerly known as the L.A. Open takes place annually at the Riviera Country Club. To read the full story click here.

Happy 71st Birthday Jerry.