"Jamzilla" On L.A. Highway Could Shrink Northern Trust Open Crowds
Road projects in the L.A. area – so-called "Jamzilla"– could negatively impact attendance at this weekend's PGA Tour Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Construction to "add a carpool lane on the northbound 405" is scheduled to start at 7:00pm PT Friday and "continue through the early morning hours Tuesday." Three of five lanes will be closed during the day, "and all five will be shut at night." Tournament GM Mike Bone said freeway regulators "didn't contact us." Bone: "We started hearing rumors about six weeks ago" (GOLFWEEK.com, 2/13).