February 19, 2012 |
It is the final hill of the mountain, golf's equivalent of the last 100 yards to the top of Everest. It is a picturesque canyon, a natural amphitheater for the viewing of hope and horror. It is the 18th hole at Riviera Country Club. There, on a Sunday afternoon filled with the usual excitement and drama of the final round of what is now known as the Northern Trust Open but is etched in the minds of local sports fans as the L.A. Open, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley wrote a new chapter to the lore.
December 29, 2002
Re: "Gun Maker Smith & Wesson Sets Sights on New Line of Products: Golf Clubs" (Dec. 24): It gives a new meaning to "shooting for par." Gary A. Robb Los Feliz
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999
Well, since the Marines have given the county their golf course at El Toro, we don't need another one at Mile Square Regional Park. Right? TRINA WILLIAMS Fountain Valley
February 11, 2013 |
Phil Mickelson was a big topic of discussion during our live chat Monday about the Northern Trust Open and the PGA Tour. Times golf writer Chris Dufresne used Mickelson as an example of how golf humanizes a person. "Phil to me is one of the most fascinating people to watch," Dufresne said. "What happened to him on No. 18 at Pebble Beach just epitomizes not only how hard the game of golf is, but it humanizes people. "To see someone who shoots a 60 and has one of the great rounds in PGA history and then the next week falling on his rear and looking for his ball on 18 and taking an 8, and then coming back the next day and doing the exact same thing, on the exact same hole, and taking a double bogey.
December 24, 2009 |
It came as no surprise when mainstream companies such as Gillette and Accenture distanced themselves from Tiger Woods in recent weeks, but now the somewhat insular golf community has stepped back too. Golf Digest announced Wednesday that it would suspend monthly articles that appear under Woods' name, at least until he returns to the PGA Tour. "We respect Tiger's decision to take a break from professional golf and focus on his family," said Bret Hopman, a publicist for the magazine.
February 18, 2011 |
Jim Gray was pulled from Golf Channel's coverage of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Friday after he and Bobby Brown, caddie for Dustin Johnson, exchanged heated words Thursday. Johnson, who last year led this tournament for the first two rounds, almost missed his tee time Thursday. Johnson said his caddie had mistaken his Wednesday pro-am 8:12 a.m. start and Thursday's scheduled 7:32 a.m. start. Johnson missed being disqualified by seconds and incurred a two-shot penalty.
March 28, 1993
I agree with Erik J. Madsen (TV Times, Feb. 14) when he wrote about the hour delay of the golf tournament because of the basketball game going into overtime on NBC. Why can't the networks show sports events as scheduled and give overtime game scores as updates? This always happens to golf, like last Sunday (Feb. 7) when the Doral Open was delayed for 35 minutes because of an overtime basketball game. A.S. Engce, Whittier
August 14, 2009 |
BERLIN -- Golf and rugby took a big step toward joining 2016 Summer Olympics, making the cut after the IOC rejected bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board today also denied squash, karate and roller sports. The board will submit golf and rugby sevens -- a faster-paced version of the standard 15-a-side game -- for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October. "In the end, the decision came down to which two would add the most value," IOC president Jacques Rogge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1994
The article about the need for more golf courses in Ventura County stated that neighbors of the planned Hill Canyon golf course "have come out strongly against the proposals." This is not true in the case of the Santa Rosa Valley. The Santa Rosa Valley Community Assn. represents residents and homeowners associations in this valley. We support the principle of the city of Thousand Oaks building a golf course in Hill Canyon. When this was first proposed by the city, we objected to the attempt to include a 50-acre parcel of county-owned property in the golf course with little in return.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1993
Project Is Not Reasonable It is five years since the developers of the proposed world-class golf course on private property in the Big Tujunga Wash submitted an application for a permit to the appropriate federal agencies. Five long years and no decision for a project that has overwhelming community support. It's not reasonable. What kind of patience, what kind of judgment is required from an applicant to get a governmental decision? Despite news reports to the contrary, it has been the applicant, Cosmo World, that has been leading the fight to protect and preserve the alleged endangered species, the slender-horned spineflower.