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February 15-21, 2016
The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA

Northern Trust Open Exemption

Los Angeles native J.J. Spaun has been awarded the 2016 Northern Trust Open Exemption. J.J. Spaun Spaun, 25, was chosen from a pool of applicants to receive the exemption, created and sponsored by Northern Trust. The annual exemption provides an opportunity for a top golfer who represents the advancement of diversity in golf and wouldn’t otherwise be eligible to compete in the event.

Candidates are identified through a number of sources, including:

  • The PGA TOUR
  • PGA of America, through the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
  • Web.com Tour
  • The First Tee
  • World Golf Foundation
  • USGA
  • Bill Dickey Scholarship Association
  • National and international outreach efforts to include potential recipients of Hispanic and Asian descent

Thanks to our Official Partners

  • MasterCard
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Grey Goose
  • United
  • Tiffany
  • City of Hope
  • Northern Trust
  • FedEx Cup
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