From quirky to too quiet, the LACC received criticism, but there are reasons the USGA is coming back

LOS ANGELES – Mike Whan watched quietly from behind the ninth green Sunday as the day’s final group teed up while basking in the Southern California sun and the idyllic scene at the Los Angeles Country Club. In contrast to the towering hedges that separate the thundering world of Wilshire Boulevard from the manicured oasis … Read more

Rickie Fowler won’t get a fairytale ending at the 2023 US Open, but finds something more important

LOS ANGELES — It was a Hollywood ending, just not the one he envisioned — more “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” than “Great Expectations.” Rickie Fowler has been a star ever since he landed on the biggest stage with a SoCal style that sold everything from flat-brimmed hats to mortgages. There was a time … Read more

As Corey Pereira battles the US Open, he helps his girlfriend fight for her life

As Corey Pereira battles the US Open, he helps his girlfriend fight for her life

LOS ANGELES – When Corey Pereira’s 35-foot putt for par landed on the Los Angeles Country Club’s second green Thursday afternoon and drew thunderous applause from the US Open crowd, Pereira turned to his caddy, instructor Phil Dawson, and exclaimed, “This is literally the best moment of my life.” “It’s exactly what I thought pro … Read more

2023 US Open: X’s and lots of O’s: Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler burn LACC, but USGA ready to turn up the heat?

LOS ANGELES – After going through half a dozen interviews and satisfying a long line of autograph seekers, Rickie Fowler hung around the scoring area long enough to congratulate the newest member of the 62 club. Fowler had held the US Open single-round scoring record by himself for less than 25 minutes before Xander Schauffele … Read more

Short, sweet and stressful: Inside the LACC hole likely to be the US Open’s shortest ever

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago at the 2013 Pac-12 Championship, Jon Rahm, then a freshman at Arizona State, thought he had hit a lob wedge on Los Angeles Country Club’s little one-shotter, par-3 hole. “It landed a foot from the hole,” Rahm recalled, “and went long into the rough.” Expect a similar script … Read more