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    • Tale of the tape: UCLA vs. USC

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    A year ago, John Merrick won the Northern Trust Open. He's a UCLA Bruin.

    Two weeks ago, Kevin Stadler won the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He's a USC Trojan.

    The PGA TOUR is in Los Angeles this week, and there's no denying the USC-UCLA storyline that's in play. In fact, Friday of the Northern Trust Open will be USC day at Riviera; Sunday will be UCLA day. (So if you're a fan of either school, be sure to wear your school colors).

    With that in mind, here's a look at some golf-related categories for L.A.'s two highest-profile universities.


    Tale of the Tape: UCLA vs. USC
    1919 Founded 1880
    40,675 Enrollment 35,000

    John Merrick
    2013 Northern Trust Open

    Most recent
    TOUR winner

    Kevin Stadler
    2014 Waste Mgt. Phoenix Open

    5.6 miles Proximity to
    Riviera CC
    17.7 miles
    2 (1988, 2008) NCAA team
    titles won
    Kevin Chappell (2008) NCAA individual
    titles won
    Scott Simpson (1976, 1977)
    Ron Commans (1981)
    Jamie Lovemark (2007)
    Kevin Chappell (2008)
    Patrick Cantlay (2011)
    Haskins Award winners Scott Simpson (1977)
    Sam Randolph (1985)
    Jamie Lovemark (2007)
    5 Pac-12
    golf titles

    1. Corey Pavin ... U.S. Open champ
    2. Steve Pate ... Two-time Ryder Cupper
    3. Duffy Waldorf ... Four-time winner

    School's all-time
    Top 3

    1. Al Geiberger ... Mr. 59
    2. Dave Stockton ... Two PGAs
    3. Craig Stadler ... Masters champ

    Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Chappell, Jay Delsing, Brandt Jobe, Scott McCarron, Parker McLachlin, John Merrick, Tom Pernice Jr. Other notable golfers Brian Henninger, Jamie Lovemark, Hunter Mahan (one season), Mark Pfeil, Sam Randolph, Scott Simpson, Kevin Stadler, Dave Stockton Jr.
    Corey Pavin, 1995 U.S. Open Major winners Al Geiberger, 1966 PGA
    Dave Stockton, 1970, '76 PGA
    Craig Stadler, 1982 Masters
    Scott Simpson, 1987 U.S. Open

    Francis Ford Coppola
    Masters of Fine Art, 1967

    Graduate most likely to make a blockbuster movie about golf

    George Lucas
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1967

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