Media notes: Former OSU golfer Rickie Fowler featured on CBS special

“The Road to Augusta: Rickie Fowler” will air at 12:30 p.m. Saturday
by Mel Bracht Published: April 10, 2014
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photo -   Ricky Fowler watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Ricky Fowler watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Former OSU golfer Rickie Fowler will be featured in a half-hour special Saturday, one of two golf specials leading into CBS’ coverage of The Masters golf tournament.

“The Road to Augusta: Rickie Fowler,” 12:30 p.m., hosted by Bill Macatee, profiles Fowler, 25, who is already a seasoned veteran of the PGA Tour, competing in his fourth Masters. Although he was one of the first “millennials” to break through on the PGA Tour, he has yet to win a major. He is known as one of the most popular and stylish players in golf.

The second special at 1 p.m. is “The Big Three at the Masters,” referring to Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. According to a CBS release, Palmer took the Masters to the masses, Player took the Masters to the world and Nicklaus took the Masters to new standards of excellence. The special hosted by Verne Lundquist, included interviews with the three as well as current stars, including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

FSOK TO AIR OU SPRING GAME

Fox Sports Oklahoma kicks off the spring football season with live telecasts of OU’s and Texas Tech’s spring football games.

Ron Thulin, Dave Lapham and reporter Chad McKee will call OU’s spring game at 2 p.m. The telecast will be preceded by a one-hour pregame show, “OU Sooner Sports Gameday,” at 1 p.m. Host McKee will be joined by radio voice Toby Rowland. Former Sooners Dusty Dvoracek, Teddy Lehman and Rufus Alexander will provide analysis with Jessica Coody from OU’s studio.


by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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