| Jun 16, 2015
| 4:46 PM
There have been stops and setbacks, yet hope and success for Jake Knapp during his quest to reach his first U.S. Open.
Truth be told, his goal is to be a top-ranked golfer on the PGA Tour. But for this part of his story, featuring his most recent...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Charlie Sifford, an important figure in the world of professional golf, recently died at the age of 92. Just last November he was presented with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama in a White House...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:08 PM
2014 will end in less than a week, and already the year-end lists have started to roll out. As the new year approaches, we asked some of the movers and shakers in the local arts community to name the highlights — and low lights — of the past...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:46 PM
Geoff Akins sees things others don't.
The Newport Beach visual arts entrepreneur, who co-founded advertising agency AkinsParker 10 years ago, has been the creative force behind campaigns for brands like Toyota Racing Development, Tiger Woods...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Like most golfers, Don DuBois would love to play more but can't because he has a job and other commitments. So the acclaimed Newport Beach amateur has decided for quality over quantity, playing in select tournaments this summer.
The event he has circled...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:47 PM
Warren Caves has been a member at Big Canyon Country Club for 40 years. He has seen many events take place at the private Newport Beach golf course known for also hosting such players/celebrities as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.
But the event this...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Alyaa Abdulghany has heard plenty of compliments about her game and her great potential in golf. She'll smile and say, "thank you," but in no way does that indicate she is content with the praise.
"People will say that I'm good when I'm out there, but...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:51 PM
It's easy for Colin Montgomerie to remember his first event on the PGA European Tour — and not because of some fabulous highlight. His mind actually goes to a rare embarrassing moment.
His golf clubs went missing. They were shipped elsewhere after...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:21 PM
As Rick Reilly talked about his dreams to be a pro golfer or someone like Derek Jeter, it was difficult to ignore the sign near where he stood at the Newport Beach Library Saturday afternoon.
The sign read, "The Witte Lectures: A forum for ideas with...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Next time they won't overlook the skinny kid.
Ryan O'Connor, who spreads out 145 pounds on his 6-foot frame, might not pose an intimidating presence at first glance, but put a golf club in his hands and everything changes.
O'Connor, who will enter his...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:51 AM
It's always fun to pick a winner. It's more fun when the pick is right.
Every year, I try to pick the winner of the Toshiba Classic. I've been doing it for the past six years. Only once did I get it right: Fred Couples in 2010.
This year, I've decided...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:55 AM
It was the type of a tournament that could change a career, define a player.
The 2008 U.S. Open stabilized Tiger Woods as an icon. The Open made Rocco Mediate everyone's favorite underdog.
Mediate is well aware the tournament was a unique experience....