News & ToursFebruary 6, 2010

Stricker: Seeing stars

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Steve Stricker is the star of his own show in these parts, his five-stroke lead with 22 holes left in the Northern Trust Open flirting with insurmountable. But in the greater Los Angeles scene, he's a face in the crowd.

Stricker attended the Lakers' game at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night.

"You end up people watching at these Lakers' games more than anything," he said. "It's quite the scene, quite the event. We were pulling into the place where we were parking and Denzel Washington was in the car ahead of us. (Jack) Nicholson obviously is right there, and we saw George Lopez acrss the court. One of the Kardashian girls was about."

Which one?

"Khloé. I had to google here," he said.

Anyone recognize you?

"No," he said without missing a beat.

-- John Strege

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