A third-place tie at the inaugural Desert Classic seeded a legacy for Masters champion Bob Goalby — and his family — at the PGA Tour event.
Hockey legend Grant Fuhr has a good reason for launching a new golf tournament in the desert to benefit the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
In 1973, Arnold Palmer solidified his reign as The King when he came to the desert and shot his best and final round on the PGA Tour.
Moe Berg wore a mask as a major league catcher, a perfect cover for his role as a spy during World War II, as shown in this new documentary.
The late Steve Zucker’s memoir traces his introduction to a career as a sports agent that dominated the Rancho Mirage resident’s life for 30 years.
Julie Heldman’s book signing at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells honors her mother’s work to establish the women’s pro tour.
Golf legend Phil Mickelson will return for his second straight year as ambassador of the CareerBuilder Challenge, the desert’s annual PGA Tour event. Jeff Sanders, tournament executive director, says that Mickelson’s presence “brings us unbelievable expertise,” and his ongoing connection to the event “helps us work — alongside him — to make it great.” Mickelson has won five majors and
You run out of things to write about Roger Federer. Adjectives get re-used. Superlatives become blasé. You try to keep some semblance of perspective about the closest thing to perfection that has ever gripped a tennis racket, and you still end up slobbering all over yourself. So, we will leave today’s lead paragraph, in best summary of Federer’s 6-4, 7-5
Neither rain nor snow nor sleet, nor heat so severe that it could have seared the bottoms of her tennis shoes, could keep Elena Vesnina from her appointed rounds with a crystal trophy and a check for $1,175,505 Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. Vesnina is the unlikely women’s champion. She entered this highly prestigious tournament seeded 14th.
From the moment the sun rose Saturday on the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, it seemed like a Swiss can’t-miss. And that’s what it turned out to be. Sunday’s men’s final will match Switzerland’s Roger Federer against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. One press wag wondered if they’d play tennis or just have a yodel-off. Wawrinka started the day with an uneventful