September 25, 2012 |
MEDINAH, Ill. - On what a PGA of America official described as a "beautiful chamber of commerce" day in Chicago's western suburbs, Ryder Cup captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal arrived at Medinah Country Club for what organizers deem the biggest sporting event in the history of Illinois. About 40,000 people will flock to Medinah each day to watch 24 of the world's top 35 players. The 4,229 volunteers represent 45 states and 14 countries. More than 1,000 media members will cover the matches, which begin Friday morning.
September 18, 2012 |
President Obama paid a visit to “The Late Show” Tuesday night which, in an of itself, is not an entirely novel thing. After all, the commander in chief has not been shy about using the late-night medium: Obama has visited Letterman's couch multiple times, in addition to “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “The Daily Show.” But what made his appearance Tuesday especially noteworthy was its fortuitous timing, coming...
May 20, 2012 |
Riviera Country Club, which has been the course for the regular Los Angeles stop on the PGA Tour 37 of the last 39 years, has been selected by the United States Golf Assn. as the host course for the 2017 U.S. Amateur championship. The 1948 U.S. Open, won by Ben Hogan , and 1998 U.S. Senior Open, won by Hale Irwin , were played at Riviera. The PGA Championships of 1983, won by Hal Sutton , and 1995, won by Steve Elkington , were also held at Riviera, a course that became known as Hogan's Alley after Hogan won the L.A. Open three times there, in addition to his Open championship.
February 16, 2012 |
The sound of silence Thursday afternoon was a welcome noise to Hunter Mahan. The Orange native, who played one season of golf at USC before transferring to Oklahoma State, had awakened to hear the wind humming and wondered how it would affect him when he teed off on the back nine at Riviera Country Club shortly past noon. Gusts accompanied him for a while but quieted as he reached the front nine at the Northern Trust Open, perfect timing for Mahan to attack a course he visited as a kid and still reveres.
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January 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer NYC emergency official at time of 9/11 Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains. Sheirer had respiratory problems after Sept. 11, and his family did not know whether exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center contributed to his death. An official cause of death is pending. "He worked enormously effectively behind the scenes and gave credit to everyone else," said Rudy Giuliani, the city's former mayor.
HOME & GARDEN
August 8, 2011 |
Jon Feltheimer, chief executive of the Santa Monica film and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., has sold his Holmby Hills estate for $14.4 million. The 1.4-acre flat property overlooks a fairway at the private Los Angeles Country Club. The 6,400-square-foot house, built in 1927, has five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Feltheimer, 59, bought the property in 2009 for $9,812,500, public records show. David Offer of Prudential California, Brentwood, was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
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July 21, 2011 |
The memorial service for Sport Chalet founder Norbert Olberz scheduled for noon Friday has been moved to the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive. Olberz died July 15 at age 86.
June 6, 2011 |
Venerable Oakmont Country Club in Glendale was a field of dreams Monday. Also, a place of nightmares. It was a final qualifying day for next week's U.S. Open golf tournament. There were 11 similar events around the country, with varying numbers of spots available. Oakmont was given five. In essence, this was a conflicting pursuit, one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for things. Win one of the five spots and you get to play at Congressional Country Club near Washington, D.C., where the United States Golf Assn.
March 13, 2011 |
At the 17th Toshiba Classic many saw Nick Price, a three-time major winner, do his best to maintain a first-round five-shot lead. Inside the ropes, if they looked closely and heard him speak afterward, they would've seen a rebirth of a champion. Price, a World Golf Hall of Famer who said he hit a low point in his career in his late 40s, said he feels like he's having fun again. Collecting the $255,000 winner's check Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club helped. Holding off a pesky Mark Wiebe also did the trick.
March 11, 2011 |
Bernhard Langer has seen some of his peers go from the Champions Tour to the PGA Tour and achieve success. But the 53-year-old does not want to follow suit because he thinks "bouncing back and forth doesn't do a whole lot. " The two-time Masters champion (1985, 1993) also enjoys the Champions Tour for golfers 50 and older. Who could blame him? He has been ruling the tour for the last three years. Last year, Langer, a native of Germany, became the first player on the Champions Tour to win the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (player of the year)