| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:48 PM
The sun may have risen on the career of Bio Kim and set on the career of Chris Riley on Monday.
They were just two of the 102 who played at Newport Beach and Big Canyon country clubs in one of 11 qualifying events for next week's U.S. Open golf...
| May 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora invited me to play in his golf tournament.
I suspect your reaction is about the same as the look on Dan Guerrero's face when I showed up Monday.
Funny thing too, I got a lot of strange, menacing stares as I walked...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Wednesday in the desert was a day for fist bumps and well-wishing for Russell Henley, the new wonder on the PGA Tour.
The tournament that Southern California learned to love under the banner of the Bob Hope Desert Classic, now called the Humana...
| Jan 4, 2013
Incredible things happened in the world of pro golf in 2012.
--Bubba Watson won the Masters with a shot on the second playoff hole that only a magician or a contortionist could pull off.
--Brendt Snedeker won $11.13 million in one day by taking the...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Saturday was moving day at the Northern Trust Open and no player was more moved than Bill Haas.
He was also inspired and motivated even if he was relatively unchallenged.
The tournament's defending champion shot up the leaderboard with a brilliantly...
| Feb 17, 2013
Saturday's third round of golf in the Northern Trust Open was like the line in the old TV series "Naked City."
There were eight million stories at Riviera. Here are three.
Barber can cut it
Blayne Barber, 69-70-72—211; two under, tied...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The man who won the Northern Trust Open in a playoff Sunday called it "one of the great par fours we play." The man who lost in the playoff called it "funky" and added, "They might as well put a windmill out there."
So, although the record books will...
| Feb 13, 2013
The top player in golf isn't in the Northern Trust Open field this week at Riviera Country Club and his name isn't Tiger Woods.
Rory Mcllroy, the Northern Ireland four-club clover who is still ahead of No. 2 Woods in the World Golf Rankings, took a...
| Feb 14, 2013
Ben Hogan bought the fairway to heaven, Humphrey Bogart no longer stands pickled and perched beneath the sycamore on No. 12 and member Jim Murray isn't around to describe Riviera Country Club, as he once did, as "like a coquettish woman who winks at you...
| Dec 22, 2012
On New Year's Eve, many of us will be putting on our party faces. Eugene "Lucky" Lacaillade will be playing his 360th round of golf this year.
On New Year's Day, many of us will be swallowing aspirin and watching football. Lacaillade will be doing...
| May 14, 2013
We had a great development in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia did for golf what Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan once did for figure skating.
Images can change so fast. The PGA Tour is no longer merely a parade of boring...