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Oklahoma Scene: Golf pros earn U.S. Open exemptions

The exemptions bring the number of fully exempt players to 77. All 23 exemptions were awarded to players who earned a place in...

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Wild hire Predators assistant Paul Fenton as new GM

The 58-year-old Fenton spent the last 12 seasons as assistant GM for the Predators.

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Aaron Wise shatters AT&T Byron Nelson record for first PGA Tour win

Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new...

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Police: Fitness buff tried ambush attack at Trump resort

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A fitness buff carrying an American flag and shouting about President Donald Trump stormed the hotel lobby...

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Glover's wife blames attack on mother-in-law in 911 call

The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover made the first call to 911 and claimed she was attacked by her...

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Players 'means about as much as anything could' to Tesori

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Paul Tesori detached the yellow flag at the 18th hole and carried it with him as he walked off...

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Webb Simpson wins The Players in TPC Sawgrass runaway

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players...

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Webb Simpson wins The Players in TPC Sawgrass runaway

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players...

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Justin Thomas reaches No. 1 in the world

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas has come a long way in 18 months.All the way to No. 1 in the world.He had one PGA...

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OSU will host the NCAA women's golf championships at Karsten Creek May 18-23

OSU will host the NCAA women's golf championships at Karsten Creek May 18-23

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Power Lunch: Chat live with OSU writer Scott Wright

Oklahoma State beat writer Scott Wright will be chatting live starting at 11 a.m. Join him to talk all things Cowboys and...

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Johnson hanging on to No. 1 by a thread at The Players

The No. 1 ranking that Dustin Johnson has held for the last 15 months has never been more in jeopardy.

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Jason Day holds on to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jason Day birdied two of his final three holes Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Aaron...

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Justin Thomas trying to make his bad golf better

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The question Justin Thomas faced seven months ago was how to follow a season that featured five PGA Tour...

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Sooners, Grant Hirschman move into first place at Big 12 men's golf tournament

While vaulting the second-seeded Sooners to first place in the Big 12 championship through 54 holes, Grant Hirschman delivered...

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Andrew Landry wins Texas Open for first PGA Tour title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early...

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Armstrong settles lawsuit with U.S. Postal Service

The lawsuit could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France...

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Toby Keith plans 2018 Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic hometown charity event

NORMAN - Golf, music, dining and unparalleled live and silent auctions are on tap as singer, songwriter, entertainer,...

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Golf Roundup: Resurgent Poulter takes RBC Heritage lead

Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage.

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No one laughing at Patrick Reed now after Masters win

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Patrick Reed got some laughs a few years back when he declared himself a top five player, with little on...

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Masters Notebook: Woods improves in final round

Tiger Woods nearly aced a hole and made his lone eagle of the week on Sunday.

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The tepid applause that greeted Patrick Reed on the first tee made it clear he wasn't the people's choice....

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Masters Notebook: Putting woes stifle Johnson, Spieth, Thomas

Three of the world's best golfers blamed putting woes for being mostly stagnant on Moving Day at the Masters on Saturday.

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Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy

Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy meet again, this time for a green jacket instead of a gold Ryder Cup trophy.

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Masters Notebook: Past 2 Masters champions miss cut

Defending champion Sergio Garcia and 2016 winner Danny Willett missed the 36-hole cut Friday at Augusta National.

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Garcia shoots 8-over on 15th hole of Masters

He matched the highest single-hole score in Masters history.

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Spieth back in his comfort zone at Masters

Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine Thursday at Augusta National, including five straight birdies. He holds a two-shot...

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Masters Notebook: Augusta National to host women's amateur tournament

The Augusta National Women's Amateur begins next year.

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There's new Woods at Augusta, with Mickelson along for ride

Tiger Woods turned 42 at the end of last year. He has been away from golf for much of the last few years because of his four...

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Pernilla Lindberg wins ANA Inspiration on 8th extra hole

The 31-year-old Swede needed a major-record eight sudden-death holes over two days to finish off Inbee Park in the ANA...

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Monday roars that sound like Sunday when Woods arrives

Tiger Woods is back at the Masters and thousands came to see him.

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Lindberg, Park to finish LPGA major playoff Monday

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Inbee Park and Pernilla Lindberg will return to Mission Hills on Monday morning to decide the ANA...

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Key anniversaries at the Masters starting in 1943

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters: 75 years ago (1943): Bobby Jones and Clifford...

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Garcia makes Sunday arrival at Augusta a day for family

The mood is light the day before Masters week officially begins.

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Oklahoma State grad Pernilla Lindberg chasing first pro win at ANA Inspiration

Oklahoma State graduate Pernilla Lindberg has opened play in the ANA Inspiration, trying to complete a wire-to-wire victory in...

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Poulter shares lead in Houston, keeps Masters hopes alive

Ian Poulter surged into a share of the lead at the Houston Open on Saturday with a 7-under 65.

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Park, Lindberg lead ANA Inspiration as Wie fights vertigo

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. — Michelle Wie fought through vertigo, Lexi Thompson battled a balky putter — and Pernilla Lindberg and...

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Bubba Watson's victory Sunday at Austin Country Club was remarkable for a number of reasons

Bubb Watson won the Dell Technologies Match Play for his second victory in his last four starts, the first time he has ever won...

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Thomas reaches semifinals, closes in on No. 1

Justin Thomas is one match away from reaching No. 1 in the world.

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Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Patrick Reed is among 16 players who won their group on Friday and advanced to single-elimination on the weekend.

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Spieth, Reed to face each other in Match Play

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed enjoy few things more than trying to beat each other, and that's when they are...

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McIlroy loses to Uihlein in opening session of Match Play

Former Oklahoma State golfer Peter Uihlein built a 5-up lead against Rory McIlroy and held off his late charge with enough key...

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Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

The 28-year-old f from norther Ireland birdied five of the last six holes, capping it off with a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole...

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MORNING ROUNDUP

Longtime Texas baseball coach dies Augie Garrido, who had been hospitalized in California following a stroke on Sunday, died...

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Golf Roundup: Woods tied for second heading into final round

PALM HARBOR, FLA. — Canadian rookie Corey Conners kept the lead in the Valspar Championship and had a clear view of what he...

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Phil Mickelson a winner again and wants more

In more than two decades on the PGA Tour, Mickelson had gone only two seasons without winning. And then it was up to four...

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Phil Mickelson a winner again and wants more

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Phil Mickelson knew this was coming, even when he had so little to show for it.Mickelson had gone 101...

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Broken tooth fails to stop Danielle Kang in Singapore

Danielle Kang recovered from a bizarre mishap that left her nursing a broken tooth to be among the leaders on the opening day...

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Tiger Woods casting a shadow larger than ever

The Honda Classic broke its attendance record last week and the tournament attributed the increase to the return of Tiger Woods.

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Developer, homeowners at odds with plans for former Edmond golf course

Future plans for the former Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond are beginning to formulate as the developer and homeowners tee off.

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Noren, Simpson share lead; Woods four shots back

Former OSU golfer Alex Noren and Webb Simpson shared the lead at 4-under 66 on a day where only 20 players broke par.

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Curiosity, hope and big crowds follow Tiger Woods

It's not easy being Tiger Woods, who has been golf's biggest star since his 12-shot victory at the 1997 Masters. He copes with...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Bubba Watson trending in right direction after Riviera win

Watson ended his longest drought of the decade — it was two full years since he last won a tournament — with a two-shot victory...

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Cantlay shares lead at Riviera; Woods 6 back

Patrick Cantlay, the No. 1 amateur in the world when he was at UCLA, birdied all the par 5s and kept it smart the rest of the...

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Golf Notebook: Bill Haas drops out of tournament after car crash

Professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injuries as a passenger in a Ferrari involved in a rollover crash in Los Angeles...

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Golf Roundup: Johnson, Hossler tied for Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. — Dustin Johnson already was feeling good about his game heading over to the Shore Course at Monterey...

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Pebble Beach more than a meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. — Pebble Beach is renowned as the most felicitous meeting of land and sea. The tournament is a meeting of...

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Woodland beats Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management...

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Golf Notebook: Fowler birdies last 3 holes to take Phoenix Open lead

Former Oklahoma State standout Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix...

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AE Golf Challenge planned for April 23

This event is raising money to support Newspapers in Education’s program offerings through The Oklahoman.

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Woods' niece just off lead in Australia despite no practice

BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, is one stroke off the lead at the Ladies European Tour...

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Mickelson, Rahm set for Phoenix Open pairing

The former Arizona State stars will begin play with Xander Schauffele on the 10th tee at TPC Scottsdale just before 8 a.m.

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Former OSU standout Noren takes lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO — A nine-time winner on the European Tour, former Oklahoma State standout Alex Noren gave himself a chance to make...

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Tiger makes another return to the PGA Tour

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has played only 23 events on the PGA Tour since his last victory.He also has gone more than four...

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Golf Roundup: McIlroy one shot behind leaders Fisher, Pieters in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy fired a 7-under 65 Saturday in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to sit one shot behind leaders...

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Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security...

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Kizzire wins Sony Open after tense weekend in Hawaii

The Sony Open concluded Sunday with the longest playoff in its 53-year history, ending along the shores of the Pacific Ocean on...

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Golf Roundup: Golf Channel camera crews go on strike amid Sony Open

Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations,...

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Golf Roundup: False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open

PGA Tour golfer Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his hotel in Honolulu when the restaurant started buzzing. Everyone...

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Golf Roundup: Harman extends good play in Hawaii, takes Sony Open lead

Brian Harman's game stayed with him from one island to the next in Hawaii as he made eagle on his last hole for a 7-under 63...

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Trump celebrates Christmas like most of America, with family

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating Christmas the way millions of Americans do: surrounded by family,...

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Shubhankar Sharma wins weather-delayed Joburg Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of...

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Former OSU golfer Hoffman has muscular dystrophy

NEW YORK — PGA Tour player and former Oklahoma State standout Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular...

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A strong Tiger Woods is a good starting point

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — It wasn't the best shot Tiger Woods hit all week. It might have been the most telling. He had 271 yards to...

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Golf Roundup: Hoffman builds 5-shot lead as Woods fades in Bahamas

Tiger Woods fell behind early and never recovered. Charley Hoffman pulled away late and made himself hard to beat. Hoffman...

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Tiger Woods tracker: Follow Tiger Woods' third round at the Hero World Challenge

What will get for an encore? Tiger Woods produced an electric Friday at the Hero World Challenge with a 4-under 68 that put him...

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Woods atop leaderboard, but only briefly in the Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top...

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Woods says he's on the 'other side' of pain, loving life

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tiger Woods says he is on the "other side" of too many years relying on pain medication to cope with his back...

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Golf Roundup: Fleetwood wins European Tour's Race to Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood was crowned the European Tour's Race to Dubai champion Sunday after a spectacular collapse on the back nine by...

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Trump declares North Korea "threat to the civilized world."

TOKYO (AP) — Declaring that North Korea was "a threat to the civilized world," President Donald Trump vowed Monday in Japan...

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Tiger returning to competitive golf Nov. 30

Tiger Woods is returning to competitive golf at the Hero Challenge on Nov. 30 after working to recover from back surgery.

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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail

Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving in a deal that will keep him out of jail as long as he stays out of...

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OSU Q&A: Rickie Fowler talks about homecoming, hanging out with Tiger and MJ

STILLWATER — Rickie Fowler usually represents Oklahoma State on golf courses across the country and around the world, dressed...

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Mozo leads NZ Women's Open by five after 8-under 64

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spain's Belen Mozo shot an 8-under 64, including a hole in one on the par-3 13th, to take a...

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Tiger Woods says he hopes to play again, but future is uncertain

Tiger Woods, speaking publicly for the first time since his fourth back surgery in April, said he's optimistic on how he's...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.Just not to play.Not...

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Five local high school golfers chosen for PURE Insurance Championship

Five local golfers were part of 81 junior players selected to play in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship earlier this week by...

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Christian Heritage's Logan McAllister loses three-hole playoff

Christian Heritage senior golfer Logan McAllister came up just short of winning The Juniors PLAYERS Championship on Sunday,...

Life

Want this 98-year-old golfer's secret to a long, active life? It's all in the pamphlet

People kept asking Joe Hardin of Bartlesville how he stays so active. So he wrote down his routine and has been passing out...

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Christian Heritage's Logan McAllister sets junior tournament record at TPC Sawgrass

Christian Heritage senior Logan McAllister was on fire Saturday at TPC Sawgrass. The Oklahoma commit shot a tournament-record...

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PGA playoff fever, and all the math that comes with it

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The Northern Trust might be one tournament that can change a player's season without even having to...

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From golf prodigy to PGA Tour card

With mentor Kelsey Cline has his caddy, former Cowboy Gooch has his biggest day in golf

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Golf roundup: Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham

Henrik Stenson kept making birdies on the back nine Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to a tournament record —...

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Wood was set to open match play action Wednesday afternoon

Not only did Oklahoma State junior golf Hayden Wood earn the No. 1 seed for the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur golf...

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Golf notebook: Westwood making cuts, but not making progress in majors

It's not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut in all...

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Justin Thomas Wins the P.G.A. Championship, His First Major Title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas has been an impatient golfer. He has watched his best friend in the game, Jordan Spieth,...

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How golfers with Oklahoma ties did at Day 4 of the PGA Championship

T5. Rickie Fowler -5 (69-70-73-67) The former Oklahoma State golfer finished strong to tie for fifth at Quail Hollow. Fowler...

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Kisner survives wild finish to take PGA lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Kisner survived a calamitous finish at the PGA Championship thanks to a good bounce off a bridge that...

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Oklahomans at the PGA Championship — Day 1

T8. Rickie Fowler -2 (69) The former Oklahoma State golfer could have finished Thursday in the lead if not four a triple bogey...