| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:24 PM
On Saturday, Rory McIlroy was Mr. Sensational. On Sunday, he was Mr. Steady. Each Rory was perfectly timed.
McIlroy is the new British Open champion. He is 25, a prodigy from Northern Ireland who once shot 61 when he was 16. Lots of people knew then,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Rory Story became an international bestseller again Friday.
Young Mr. McIlroy, Northern Ireland's 25-year-old golfing phenom, dismantled a Royal Liverpool course that is supposed to be resistant to that sort of dissection. That's why it is in the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006.
Or has it?
If you can harken back, that's the year where rainy, stormy, chilly western England wasn't rainy, stormy and chilly. It was none of the above....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
There is a major championship golf trophy with a spot on it just awaiting the name Henrik Stenson. Maybe it will be the one they engrave here Sunday at the end of the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool.
Statistical evidence speaks to that. So does...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:48 PM
HOYLAKE, England — From a little hill directly behind the 14th green at this year's British Open, we sit in the gorse and wait for the greats.
First would come the Aging King. Two groups later, the Apparent Heir. The excitement builds along the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The young maestro was coming. Something special was hanging in the air.
And so the fans, thousands of them, squeezed into the stands around the 18th hole at Royal Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. They knew they needed to be there, to embrace it, to be...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Twenty years ago today, somebody goofed and we've got to know. Actually, we knew. Jim Healy had died.
There are still those in Los Angeles, a bit gray of beard and long of tooth now, who occasionally glance at their watches out of habit as the workday...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames.
Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The Dodgers may be invisible to most of their fans, but their desperation to dodge the overwhelming criticism of their massively botched TV deal has become palpable.
In the latest news, the Dodgers and partner Time Warner Cable — the new Laurel...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:32 PM
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:36 PM
A miraculous thing happened to Heroes Golf Course in January. It turned green.
That, of course, prompts two questions: What is Heroes Golf Course and how can a golf course not be green?
Heroes Golf Course could not be more aptly named. It is a nine-...