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West's driving force in new job? Charity

Updated: May 31, 2009, 8:07 PM ET
By Jason Sobel

When the phone rings Thursday and NBA legend Jerry West is on the other end of the line, the first order of business is an offer of congratulations.

Not for his new position of executive director for the Northern Trust Open -- that will come later -- but because today is his 71st birthday.

("Unfortunately," he says with laugh.)

As part of his birthday celebration, the guy known as "Mr. Clutch" was announced in his new role at the Los Angeles-based PGA Tour ...

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