John Cherwa

Writer

John Cherwa is deputy Sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. He started at The Times in 1980 and left in 1995 to be sports editor of the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Company Sports Coordinator in 2002. He rejoined The Times in 2009. He specializes in Olympic sports and has been bureau chief for every Olympics since 2000. He is also an adjunct professor on the business of sports media at the University of Central Florida.

Recent Articles

  • Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open by four shots

    Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open by four shots

    Brooks Koepka was not a household name on Saturday, but by Sunday night he jumped to golf’s upper stratosphere by winning the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills. It looked as if it was going to be a nail-biting back nine, but after making a great save on 13, he birdied the next three holes to win by...

  • 'Good bogey' helps keep Tommy Fleetwood in the hunt at U.S. Open

    'Good bogey' helps keep Tommy Fleetwood in the hunt at U.S. Open

    By all rights Tommy Fleetwood should be in the final grouping on Sunday with a share of the lead. He was at 12 under having hit his second shot on the par-five 18th just 47 yards from the pin. But his chip landed short of the green on a ridge, leaving himself an almost impossible putt to hold the...

  • Justin Thomas shoots record 63 at U.S. Open, trails Brian Harman by one

    Justin Thomas shoots record 63 at U.S. Open, trails Brian Harman by one

    A U.S. Open short on big names and a leaderboard that at times seemed like a phonebook of random people found a bright star Saturday under a partially cloudy sky at Erin Hills. Justin Thomas made history when he shot a 63, a nine-under-par score that was the lowest relative to par in U.S. Open...

  • Justin Thomas shoots U.S. Open record round of 63, stroke back of lead

    Justin Thomas shoots U.S. Open record round of 63, stroke back of lead

    A U.S. Open short on big names and a leaderboard that might as well be a phonebook of random people, found a bright star under a partially cloudy sky at Erin Hills golf course. Justin Thomas made history on Saturday when he shot a 63, shattering a record that stood for 44 years. His nine-under...

  • Four tied at U.S. Open, with Rickie Fowler one shot back and big names going home

    Four tied at U.S. Open, with Rickie Fowler one shot back and big names going home

    It’s not the kind of leaderboard that makes someone want to cancel their weekend plans to stay home and watch the last two rounds of the U.S. Open. Paul Casey. Tommy Fleetwood. Brooks Koepka. Brian Harman. All at seven under par at Erin Hills. One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. J.B. Holmes … and Rickie...

  • Four-way tie at top of U.S. Open leaderboard

    Four-way tie at top of U.S. Open leaderboard

    It’s not the kind of leaderboard that makes someone cancel their weekend plans to stay home and watch the last two rounds of the U.S. Open. Paul Casey. Tommy Fleetwood. Brooks Koepka. Brian Harman. One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. J.B. Holmes. And then there is Rickie Fowler, also one back. Thank...

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