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Morning Roundup: Spieth trying to buck the odds at PGA Championship

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Jordan Spieth follows through on an approach shot on the fourth fairway during a practice round for the PGA Championship on Tuesday in Farmingdale, N.Y. [AP Photo/Julie Jacobson]
Jordan Spieth follows through on an approach shot on the fourth fairway during a practice round for the PGA Championship on Tuesday in Farmingdale, N.Y. [AP Photo/Julie Jacobson]

Jordan Spieth needs to win the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Masters champion Tiger Woods needs to win the next three majors to capture an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam.

Based on how their seasons have gone, the question now is who has the better chance.

Spieth smiled at the supposition, and then tried to play along. He first considered how physics major Bryson DeChambeau would approach it and figured that winning one major would be easier than winning three. And then he considered the Wisconsin man who placed a $100,000 wager on 100-1 odds of Woods winning all four majors this year, a bet that would return $10 million.

"I would have better odds than that, right?" Spieth said.

For someone mired in a slump — a word Spieth himself said Wednesday on the eve of the PGA Championship — the 25-year-old Texan didn't appear overly concerned about the opportunity in front of him at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

Late Tuesday: Golden State tops Portland in Game 1

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points, and the Golden State Warriors notched a 116-94 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals while playing without injured star Kevin Durant once again.

Curry shot 12 for 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this postseason, finding far more open looks than he had in the last round against Houston.

Late Tuesday: Energy FC beat NTX Rayados in U.S. Open Cup

Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated NTX Rayados 3-1 Tuesday night at John Crain Field in Norman, advancing to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Amer Sasivarevic, Christian Eissele and Je-Vaughn Watson each scored for Oklahoma City, which will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies at John Crain Field on May 29 in the next round of the weekslong tournament.

Energy FC will return to USL action Saturday night against Real Monarchs SLC. The match is set for 7:30 p.m. at Taft Stadium.

USAO, OCU softball advance to World Series

USAO and Oklahoma City University each advanced to the NAIA World Series on Wednesday.

USAO swept its doubleheader against Houston-Victoria, and OCU beat Olivet Nazarene 16-2 to clinch a World Series berth. The 10-team, double-elimination event begins May 23 in Springfield, Missouri.

UCO to host Augustana in super regional

Top-ranked Central Oklahoma softball will begin its three-game series against No. 15 Augustana in the Central Super Regional tournament on Thursday in Edmond.

The teams are set to face off at 4 p.m. in game one. The second game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, and the finale is slated for 6:30 p.m. if the teams split the first two games.

Seminole State softball advances to national tourney

The Seminole State softball team has advanced to the NJCAA national tournament.

The Trojans beat Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 10-7 on Monday to win the Region II tournament.

The national tournament will be held May 22-25 in St. George, Utah.

OCU falls to 7th at NAIA Women's Golf Championships

Oklahoma City University shot a 31-over 319 in the second round of the NAIA Women's Golf Championships on Wednesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course, falling to seventh place.

OCU was atop the leaderboard heading into the second day of the four-round tournament.

After struggling Wednesday, the Stars were 16 strokes behind first-place British Columbia, which had an overall score of 14-over 590 following two rounds of action.

Staff and wire reports

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