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June 14, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
ARDMORE, Pa. - Life went on in this leafy Philadelphia suburb Friday, despite near-catastrophic injuries inflicted on the egos of 156 golfers. They were playing in the U.S. Open. Friday, it was the U.S. Oops. It was a day featuring men thrashing around in ankle-deep grass. Also, men, looking shocked as, time after time, their putts slid past the hole. In golf, they call it the cup. Friday, at the wonderfully evil Merion Golf Club, it was a keyhole. "They've given us some really, really tough pins," said Tiger Woods, one of the golfers who escaped serious injury and is firmly in contention after 36 holes at three over par. The "they" is the United States Golf Assn., also known as the American Society of Sadism.
February 3, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
The floundering golf tournament that was once heaven for Hogan and sacrosanct for Snead wants to be a major player again. To get there, the Northern Trust Open has left it to the Logo. It has been a busy week for Jerry West, and it has only just begun. Monday night, Kobe Bryant put West front and center in the news by topping his Lakers all-time scoring record. It was one supernatural athlete surpassing another. The rest of this week, West will be working his miracles in another sport, along the fairways and in the hospitality tents at legendary Riviera Country Club.
March 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Friends of Golf organization has been critical to keeping the sport alive at City Section schools, and on Saturday at Venice High, the organization will be handing out equipment and golf sets to 19 schools and 22 golf teams.  
November 16, 2009 | By Mike James
Fred Couples' smooth swing and laid-back personality have helped make him one of golf's most popular players since he broke onto the PGA Tour in 1981. Couples, who turned 50 last month (how is this possible?) and is now eligible to play the Champions Tour, was in Los Angeles last week to promote the Chevron World Challenge, his friend Tiger Woods' tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Dec. 3-6. Couples, winner of the 1992 Masters and 15 PGA Tour events, was captain of the victorious U.S. team in the Presidents Cup in October.
September 13, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Golf fans heading to Bermuda for the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf in late October can get a break on tickets by buying them ahead of time. The PGA is offering two-for-one pricing for daily tickets and three-day passes until the tournament begins. The deal: The Grand Slam of Golf will take place Oct. 22-24 at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. Tickets for individual days cost $20 each; a pass for all three days costs $50. Featured golfers include 2011 Grand Slam champ Keegan Bradley as well as Bubba Watson , Webb Simpson and Ernie Els . When: The offer is good for tickets purchased through Oct. 21. Tested: I found availability for the offer online by going to the PGA Grand Slam's website and clicking on "tickets.
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
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
April 4, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Gary Player has been eating right (garlic and green beans), working out and staying slim for his return to competitive golf. "Just got back from the gym," he said here the other day. "I've increased my sit-ups and my weights. " He will be back in the pressure cooker bright and early Thursday at the Masters, going head to head with a couple of pretty fair country golfers. Will he try to be the best of the three? "Absolutely, absolutely," he said. One of Player's favorite sayings is that "memories are the cushions of life.
February 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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 | By David Wharton
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.
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