Northern Trust Picks

The 2010 Northern Trust Open begins play Thursday from Riviera Country Club, and our team of writers and handicappers have three picks to consider for the weekend.

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Phil Mickelson 11/2

Mickelson has won this event the last two years and finished second three years ago. After the problems he dealt with last weekend with being accused of cheating, he should be focused on having another strong showing in this tournament this weekend. Look for Mickelson to be in the hunt for the win on Sunday.

Steve Stricker 11/1

Like Mickelson, Stricker has had success in this event, finishing near the top the last two years. Stricker has been one of the more consistent players on tour in recent years and recently, he has finished in the top 10 in six of his last seven events.

Padraig Harrington 20/1

Harrington is eighth in the world rankings and he hasn’t missed a cut in his last 12 events and also has nine top-10 finishes during that stretch. Harrington finished third in this event in 2008 but missed the cut in last year’s event as he was in the early stages of his swing change. Look for Harrington to contend this weekend to continue his strong play.

The 2010 Northern Trust Open will be played at Riviera Country Club in La Pacific Palisades, California starting on Thursday, Feb. 4 and concluding Sunday, Feb. 7.

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Posted: 2/4/10 8:00AM ET

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