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Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades will host next week's NCAA Men's Golf Championship, which is just the latest major event in the golf course's storied past.

The course officially opened June 24, 1927, and in the 85 years since, it has hosted the 1948 U.S. Open, two PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open. The legend of Ben Hogan was born at Riviera where he made his comeback from a near fatal car accident at the Los Angeles Open, so the course is dubbed "Hogan's Alley."

The Trojans will have a chance to stake out their own piece of Riviera history with a memorable tournament next week.  Here is a look at the tradition the 2012 NCAA champion will join...


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