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Riviera gets a deserving champion in Bubba Watson
Riviera gets a deserving champion in Bubba Watson

The stars aligned just a bit more perfectly Sunday at Riviera Country Club. A golf tournament of considerable stature got a champion of the same. When Bubba Watson walked up the 18th fairway, clearly in charge in the Northern Trust Open, the figurative embrace he received from the gallery circling the green in one of the finest natural sports amphitheaters there is, he brought a sense of deserving. Riviera, with lore that includes the Hogans, Palmers, Sneads, Couples and a Tom Watson, deserved another Watson. Bubba Watson, who made a shot to win the 2012 Masters that will never be lost in golf's lore, deserved Riviera. Yes, there will be an occasional John Merrick and Len...

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