| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Phil Mickelson will skip the Northern Trust Open this year, robbing the PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades of one of its most popular draws.
Mickelson, who won at Riviera in 2008 and 2009, has taken the Northern Trust off his...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Phil Mickelson's back was better than his game Thursday in the Phoenix Open.
Returning to PGA Tour play after withdrawing from Torrey Pines last Friday night because of back pain, Mickelson opened his title defense with an even-par 71. That left him...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:46 PM
A desert critter saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke in the Phoenix Open at Scottsdale, Ariz. Some pigskin play cost Phil Mickelson at least a stroke.
Watson’s 68 gave him a two-stroke lead over second-place Kevin Stadler at 15-under 198....
| Feb 4, 2014
Voter fraud case: An article in the Jan. 29 LATExtra section about the conviction of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on perjury and voter fraud charges included a reference to Wright's "common-law stepmother." The state of California does not recognize...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his eight-under-par 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
Loupe had to wait three hours to tee off because of rain...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes to post a five-under-par 67 and move to within two shots of the lead after two rounds at the Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
McIlroy, at seven under overall in the European Tour event, was...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Phil Mickelson put himself in contention at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, shooting a nine-under-par 63 to move into second place, two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland.
Mickelson, who had nine...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:56 AM
If you're questioning why Rory McIlroy was penalized two shots for taking improper relief during the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday, you're not alone.
McIlroy, who dropped from second place to a tie for fourth entering...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Pablo Larrazabal understood his accomplishment in edging Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Sunday.
“I was sitting at the presentation ceremony, I said to myself: 'Pablo? What are you doing here?' I've...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:36 PM
LA JOLLA — Time passes, Phil Mickelson heals and we forget.
Mickelson wins a British Open and we have him again in our mind's eye as a 35-year-old, healthy and hearty, with lots of gas left in his golf tank.
Actually, he will be 44 in June,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:25 PM
LA JOLLA — The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar.
Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the...