| 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....
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Jake Knapp is keeping things simple heading into sectional qualifying for theU.S. OpenMonday.
The 36-hole qualifier will be on two courses: TPC at Harding Park in San Francisco and Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif. Knapp, the Estancia High...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:28 PM
While I vehemently disagree with R. Claire Friend regarding the Wisconsin recall, I respect her right to exercise her freedom of speech ("Wisconsin recall election," June 15). Having said that, I would respectfully ask her to save her history lessons,...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:14 PM
What a Jones Cup.
This year we were treated to a playoff between Big Canyon and Mesa Verde country clubs on a course in immaculate condition, on a postcard-type day at Newport Beach Country Club. The fairways were like carpet. The greens looked smooth...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 6:41 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For a guy who never played Big Canyon Country Club before this week, Bhavik Patel sure made the 113th Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship look easy.
The 21-year-old Bakersfield resident capped an impressive three...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
It was a love story for the ages, and America was transfixed.
Superstar Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o meets a beautiful Stanford coed after a game there and over the succeeding years they fall in love. There are reports of her visiting his family...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Going into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 girls' water polo championship match, of course Corona del Mar High senior Erica Weed wanted to win.
But the thoughts of Weed, the senior goalkeeper, went a bit deeper than that.
Corona del Mar had...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 5:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For as long as locals can remember, Newport Beach has been known as an easy Hollywood getaway.
Celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra were known to seek R&R in the coastal town. Lauren Bacall, former wife of Bogart...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:49 PM
Breakfast With A Champion is an annual event during Toshiba Classic week in Newport Beach. The event is presented by the Allergan Foundation. Allergan, the pharmaceutical giant, is known for skin enhancements, including Botox. So every year, there is at...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 8:32 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The winning has been long over for Lee Trevino. The competitive fire is hardly burning, he admits. The 71-year-old hall of famer says the desire for competitive golf left when he was 63.
But Trevino still displays a strong love for...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:33 AM
IRVINE — A little bit of heart was overwhelmed by a combination of heart and "sole" as top-ranked USC defeated No. 7-ranked UC Irvine in front of 1,659 at the Bren Events Center on Wednesday night.
UCI's most crowd-pleasing display of heart came...