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February 21, 2000 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 11 years and 265 previous PGA Tour events, Kirk Triplett was winless, but it wasn't as if he had to rent out space in his floppy brimmed hat for extra money or anything. Actually, Triplett's claim to fame was that among players who had never won a tournament (that's zero), no one had won more money (that's $4.2 million). Well, Triplett sure knows how to wreck his place in history.
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July 22, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plates were barely cleared away from Breakfast at Wimbledon when Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi got together for a memorable rematch at the Mercedes-Benz Cup tournament in 1999 in Los Angeles. Earlier in the month, Sampras beat Agassi in straight sets to win his sixth Wimbledon crown. It wasn't as though Agassi played poorly. He didn't. Sampras hit a high level and never returned to earth. He was still soaring in Los Angeles.
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July 22, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plates were barely cleared away from Breakfast at Wimbledon when Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi got together for a memorable rematch at the Mercedes-Benz Cup tournament in 1999 in Los Angeles. Earlier in the month, Sampras beat Agassi in straight sets to win his sixth Wimbledon crown. It wasn't as though Agassi played poorly. He didn't. Sampras hit a high level and never returned to earth. He was still soaring in Los Angeles.
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July 21, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came to see John and came away talking about Paul. Paul Annacone realized that fans might have been disappointed that they didn't get to see John McEnroe in the Volvo tournament at the Los Angeles Tennis Center and acknowledged it after the final. No apologies needed. The 1985 final between Annacone and Swedish star Stefan Edberg is considered by many to have been one of the best of the Los Angeles events since it was moved to UCLA in 1984.
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July 20, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual outcome had the winner shaking his head. Rod Laver was certainly capable of a one-sided victory. He'd won the Grand Slam--all four majors in the same calendar year--in 1962 and came to the Pacific Southwest Open tournament in 1968 as the reigning Wimbledon champion. But winning the final two sets, 6-0, 6-0, in the tournament final was extraordinary.
SPORTS
July 21, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came to see John and came away talking about Paul. Paul Annacone realized that fans might have been disappointed that they didn't get to see John McEnroe in the Volvo tournament at the Los Angeles Tennis Center and acknowledged it after the final. No apologies needed. The 1985 final between Annacone and Swedish star Stefan Edberg is considered by many to have been one of the best of the Los Angeles events since it was moved to UCLA in 1984.
NEWS
September 24, 1987
Tennis star John McEnroe and his wife, actress Tatum O'Neal, announced today they are the parents of a second son. The couple said Sean Timothy, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, was born Wednesday at 5:56 p.m at a hospital in Oyster Bay, N.Y. The impending birth caused McEnroe to drop out of the Los Angeles Open tennis tournament under way this week.
SPORTS
May 11, 1985
Scott Ostler's column on Steve Garvey recalled an incident I witnessed during the pro-am of the Los Angeles Open golf tournament this year. On the eleventh hole, Steve chipped a shot from off the green into the hole to loud applause. A lady, who could have been someone's grandmother, was seated on the grass in front of me just off the edge of the green. As Garvey walked by the lady, he stopped, smiled, bent over and planted a kiss on her cheek. It had to be a spur-of-the-moment thing, but it made that lady's day and it made Steve Garvey a thousand new fans.
SPORTS
March 1, 1986
I have done two things quite recently which are completely out of character. One is writing this letter and the other is going out to the Los Angeles Open golf tournament and rooting against someone. After reading the quote attributed to Mac O'Grady that Riviera was like a "cheap public course" I cannot keep silent. As a weekend duffer who has to play those "cheap public courses," I think Mr. O'Grady owes the 200,000 persons who hit the links every weekend in Southern California an apology.
NEWS
February 13, 1994
About 800 business professionals volunteered last week at the Nissan Los Angeles Open golf tournament, a 68-year-old event that last year raised $400,000 for more than 40 charitable and community service projects. Organized by the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, the tournament at the Riviera Country Club is the oldest civic-sponsored Professional Golfers Assn. Tour event and the Junior Chamber's major annual fund-raiser.
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July 20, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual outcome had the winner shaking his head. Rod Laver was certainly capable of a one-sided victory. He'd won the Grand Slam--all four majors in the same calendar year--in 1962 and came to the Pacific Southwest Open tournament in 1968 as the reigning Wimbledon champion. But winning the final two sets, 6-0, 6-0, in the tournament final was extraordinary.
SPORTS
February 21, 2000 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 11 years and 265 previous PGA Tour events, Kirk Triplett was winless, but it wasn't as if he had to rent out space in his floppy brimmed hat for extra money or anything. Actually, Triplett's claim to fame was that among players who had never won a tournament (that's zero), no one had won more money (that's $4.2 million). Well, Triplett sure knows how to wreck his place in history.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Riviera Country Club, fashionable site of the Los Angeles Open golf tournament, will be bought by the Japanese company that took a 49% interest in the club last year. Marukin Shoji Co. Ltd. has notified the owner of the club frequented by Hollywood celebrities that it intends to exercise an option to buy the remaining 51% of the Riviera for $55.1 million in cash, the owner said today. The deal is expected to close by Aug. 31, said LAACO Ltd., which owns the Riviera, Los Angeles Athletic Club and the California Yacht Club.
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