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Reed leads Mahan, Dufner by two

by Tom LaMarre March 8, 2014

Patrick Reed shot 3-under-par 69 and took a two-stroke lead over Hunter Mahan and Jason Dufner into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on a day Tiger Woods roared into contention on the TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral in Miami. The 23-year-old Reed, who has won the Wyndham Championship and the Humana [...]

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Get a 42-regular cleaned and pressed for McIlroy at Augusta

by Wil Barnes March 4, 2014

Despite what you saw Sunday, on a weekend when the two best golfers in professional golf from California — Phil and Tiger — failed to finish at the Honda Classic, a sparkling young lady from Pleasanton, Calif. sank an improbable, incredible, bending and blazing 75-foot bomb on the first playoff hole to capture the HSBC [...]

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Steepness in Seattle: My Venture To Chambers Bay and Salish Cliffs Golf Course

by Scott Kramer August 21, 2013

Like many average golfers, I’m always game for playing courses where the pros play. Well, the 2015 U.S. Open is coming to Chambers Bay, a six-year-old public course in Seattle. And what not a better place to fly into on an early August day, to get a round in. My plane leaves San Diego at 8:30am and [...]

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Hossler takes SCGA Amateur by 3 strokes over Schauffele

by Mike Stubbs July 15, 2013

By Randy Youngman, San Diego, Calif.,  (July 14, 2013) —  The career path of Mission Viejo’s Beau Hossler continues to trend upward on a headline-grabbing journey that he hopes will ultimately lead to the PGA Tour. In 2011, at age 16, Hossler qualified for the U.S. Open at Congressional and then won the Junior World [...]

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The Blame Game: What’s Your Excuse?

by Mark Spinn June 3, 2013

By RANDY YOUNGMAN Golf is a blame game. Suffice to say, it is a sport that is conducive to making excuses. It is never your fault for what happened, because it is so easy to explain or rationalize a bad shot, a bad decision or a bad round. After all, there are always outside forces [...]

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Hossler attempts to qualify for third consecutive U.S. Open

by Mike Stubbs May 28, 2013

By RANDY YOUNGMAN      Amateur Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, who grabbed national headlines last summer when he briefly led the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, will attempt to advance to his third consecutive U.S. Open during USGA sectional qualifying in Newport Beach on Monday, June 3. Hossler, 18, a [...]

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Toledo enters Toshiba Classic with heavy heart after brother’s passing

by Staff March 13, 2013

By RANDY YOUNGMAN Newport Beach – This is the week Esteban Toledo has been looking forward to for a long time, because this is his first full year on the 50-and-over Champions Tour and this is the week the Toshiba Classic makes its annual stop at Newport Beach Country Club. “I feel like it’s my [...]

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Why doesn’t Tiger play Riviera anymore?

by Staff March 13, 2013

By WIL BARNES The last time native Los Angelino Tiger Woods teed it up at Riviera CC in the Northern Trust Open was 2006 when he shot 69 – 74 and withdrew due to the flu. In 2005 he missed the cut. And now for the last seven years the World’s #2 has stayed away [...]

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A memorable week for Riviera and John Merrick

by Staff March 8, 2013

By WIL BARNES Pacific Palisades, CA. – On what was an insanely gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Pacific Palisades, a few of us were seated high above the 18th green at Riviera Country Club in the Northern Trust hospitality tent when I spotted Jamie Mulligan walking alongside his pupil John Merrick up the 42 steps to [...]

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Club pro makes cut at Riviera, Block party becomes birthday celebration

by Staff February 15, 2013

  BY RANDY YOUNGMAN – Pacific Palisades – While stuck in Sunset Boulevard traffic on the way to Riviera Country Club on Friday, Michael Block apologized to his son, Dylan, for having to work on his 8th birthday and promised that the family would celebrate in style next week. Dylan’s response floored Block, the head professional [...]

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