Riviera win would feel like a U.S. Open for Goosen
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Retief Goosen has won two U.S. Opens in a stellar career and the chance to claim a first PGA Tour title in six years at the Northern Trust Open felt like he was in another U.S. Open campaign. Tough scoring conditions all week on a firm Riviera Country Club layout have forced the players to keep grinding in major championship style, ideal territory for Goosen who is known for his gritty, ice-cool approach to the game. "I have the experience, but it's been quite a long time ago now, 14 and 11 years ago since I won a U.S. Open. Most of my tournament wins came on the tougher golf courses." Goosen, 46, has not triumphed on the PGA Tour since the 2009 Transitions Championship and he did not hesitate when asked what a victory at Riviera on Sunday would mean to him.
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