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Northern Trust Open: Bubba Watson's (un)lucky number five

February 17, 2011 |  2:50 pm

Bubba Watson, who won his second-ever PGA Tour event three weeks ago at Torrey Pines in the Farmers Insurance Open, finished his first nine -- the back nine -- Thursday at the Northern Trust Open with a three-over 39 that included five fives. Three of those fives were bogeys, so Watson is at the moment tied for 121st and seven shots behind the leaders.

Venezuelan rookie Jhonattan Vegas, who tied for third at Torrey Pines and who won his first-ever event last month at the Bob Hope Classic, is even par after his first seven holes, same as two-time champion Phil Mickelson, who has completed eight holes at Riviera Country Club.

-- Diane Pucin