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Clinton and Jordan playing a different game

President Clinton and Michael Jordan are scheduled to play golf together Saturday at Riviera Country Club, according to sources at the club.

Members of the exclusive club, site of the Nissan Open, have been told that the course will be closed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday to allow for the necessary security measures.

With the course being closed last weekend because of the Nissan, the news that an hour is being lost on the first prime time weekend day available in two weeks has not been well-received among Riviera's large membership.

Club officials would not confirm or deny that Clinton and Jordan would be playing. "Yes, that's the rumour," a spokesman for the club said. "We are a private club and we don't give out information on our members and their guests. That's the way they like it."

Jordan has been out of action since undergoing surgery shortly after he played in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic to repair an injury to his hand.

Clinton played golf for the first time this year in the first week of February, following his impeachment trial.

A spokesperson in the White House press office said it was not their policy to comment on any unofficial activities of the President until after they occur, but did confirm that he is in Los Angeles this weekend.