July 17, 1999 |
A companion can keep a golfer from talking to himself like some sort of lunatic. And when the companion is the golfer's mother or 12-year-old son, a semblance of decorum is evident even in the most trying of times. Without the company, Tim Hogarth and Craig Steinberg might have come totally unglued Friday in the first two rounds of the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship at Industry Hills Golf Club.
June 8, 1997 |
All it took was one look at the trophy for Tim Hogarth to realize he would have a hard time repeating as Los Angeles City men's golf champion. Hogarth, who won last year by six strokes and led by three halfway through this year's tournament, looked at the trophy before Saturday's third round at Rancho Park and discovered no one has successfully defended the title since Irving Cooper in 1951. Hogarth may have a tougher time than he expected trying to match the feat.
July 5, 1999 |
One of the penalties of becoming very good at something is that people expect you to always maintain that standard. Fred McGriff, one of the best of the Atlanta Braves for five years before being traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, had only 81 runs batted in and 19 home runs last year--an off season by his standards. "No one wanted to believe it was an off year for me last season," he told Pete Williams of USA Today.
July 12, 2004 |
Tim Hogarth is among the favorites just about any time he tees up in a golf tournament, but if he was ever going to add the Southern California Golf Assn. amateur championship to his resume, many figured this year would be his best chance. The course, Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, is a short, tight layout that rewards control more than driving distance and putting. It set up perfectly for Hogarth and he knew it. He did not waste the opportunity.
April 11, 1997 |
Since he won the U.S. Public Links championship last summer and the automatic invitation to Augusta National that goes with it, Tim Hogarth has been preparing to play in the Masters. It's not as if he didn't have anything else to think about, though. Hogarth, a 30-year-old health food broker from Chatsworth, bought a house, got a mortgage, worked his job and played golf as often as he could to get ready. So Thursday, Hogarth got his chance.
August 2, 1996 |
How certain was Tim Hogarth that he would fail to make the cut to match play at the 71st U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships? After a first-round 78 two weeks ago at Wailua Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii, Hogarth called the airlines, trying to arrange transportation back to Van Nuys following the second round. He shouldn't have bothered. Hogarth managed to survive the cut to match play by shooting 70 in the second round of 70, safely making the cut by four shots.