February 8, 2010 |
In his first year as executive director of the Northern Trust Open, Jerry West said he had a new appreciation for both the talent of golfers and the perseverance of golf fans. West said Sunday that he understood the nerves of tournament winner Steve Stricker , who had seemed uncomfortable having a six-shot lead going into the final 18 holes. "It's different when you're part of a team sport," basketball legend West said. "You get a lead in basketball and it seems a lot easier to really kick some butt."
June 13, 2008 |
LA JOLLA -- Considering the scores didn't exactly resemble those at that annual birdie binge known as the Bob Hope Classic, the players liked the tough-but-fair course setup after Day 1 at the 108th U.S. Open. Particularly the players in the morning. So the USGA seems, at least for this round, to have hit its target right on the flagstick. Late in the day, however, the greens got dryer and bumpier, which could become a factor by the time the final groups tee off late Sunday.
January 6, 1991 |
I like to watch Lanny Wadkins play golf for the same reasons I liked to see Bob Gibson pitch, Rocky Marciano fight or Fred Astaire dance. I like guys who just do it. Like the others, Lanny does it quickly, aggressively, stylishly, with a minimum of posturing, capering, temporizing or delaying. Lanny gets it over with. He acts like a guy who is double-parked and on the lam.
August 2, 2013 |
USC will be well represented at next week's U.S. Women's Amateur golf championship. Sophomore Annie Park, the defending NCAA champion, is one of six Trojans players who will participate in the tournament at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., the school announced. Senior Sophia Popov, junior Doris Chen, sophomore Kyung Kim and incoming freshmen Gabriella Then and Karen Chung form the USC contingent. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., won the NCAA title in May at Athens, Ga. USC won the NCAA team title, finishing 21 strokes ahead of second-place Duke.
March 25, 2013 |
Athletes and entertainers will come together April 4-7 in Las Vegas to swing their clubs for charity at the 12th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational . The star-studded event, in its third year in Las Vegas, will be held at the top-ranked Shadow Creek golf course. Among the celebrities participating for the first time are actor James Denton, country music star Jake Owen, actor Kevin Nealon, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.
May 1, 1997 |
Black golfers Jim Dent and Walter Morgan said they've been exchanging racial banter with the likes of white golfer J.C. Snead for years, and weren't offended by recent remarks Fuzzy Zoeller made about Tiger Woods. "The guy was making a joke," Dent said. "We do that kind of stuff all the time out here." "We call J.C. a hillbilly redneck from Virginia and everything, and he jokes back," Morgan said. "We're just having fun out here."