DeLaet: No faking it at Riviera


LOS ANGELES – Prior to the opening round of this week’s Northern Trust Open, Graham DeLaet tweeted his list of the best non-major PGA Tour courses.

Riviera Country Club topped his list.

And so perhaps it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that DeLaet is finding some success on a course he reveres so much.

“You can't fake it around this place; it's a good, solid traditional golf course,” he said after firing a second-round 4-under 67 that moved him to within one of the lead. “There's just no let-up on the golf course and you have to hit quality shots all the way around.”

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Still seeking his first career victory, DeLaet knows it won’t come easy at Riviera.

“I know it's going to be a tough weekend because the golf course is playing difficult, but [hopefully] I can just keep doing what I'm doing and try to hit a few more greens, give myself a few more looks. I'm excited for the week. Like I said, this is one of my favorite courses on Tour and I'm right where I want to be.”