| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
The three players who lost playoff majors to Tiger Woods share the bond of taking the world's best golfer to the very brink.
They remain cherished memories for the three…and belt notches for Tiger.
Bob May, Chris DiMarco and Rocco Mediate can go...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Third-round leader Bill Haas is trying to become only the eighth player to win what is now called Northern Trust Open in consecutive years.
The first player to do it was Macdonald Smith in 1928-29.
The last to do it was Phil Mickelson in 2008-09....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most analyzed, dissected athlete of our time is passing the tests with greater ease these days. The people who administer the Rorschach would be proud of Tiger Woods.
It is Masters week, and during Woods' career of golfing...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:42 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Thursday begins the 77th Masters golf tournament. Wednesday was a day to wander and ponder.
The sun shined, the temperature stayed in the mid-70s and the wind that can blow here so relentlessly was doing so somewhere else. Whether...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:30 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways.
First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during...