Michael Baldwin
Reporter

Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978.

Mike's first job was sports editor of the Seminole Producer before moving on to the Edmond Sun as sports editor from 1979-1982. He has covered many beats, starting with high school sports. He has also covered OU, OSU and Thunder in addition to the Dallas Cowboys while living in Dallas from 1994-2001 while with The Oklahoman.

Mike and his family live in Edmond where he continues to work in the field of his passion, Sports.

Top Stories


  • Oklahomans in the U.S. Senior Open: Gil Morgan shoots a 1-over 72

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A recap of how eight players with Oklahoma ties did in their opening rounds in the 35th U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Colin Montgomerie's off to a hot start, but can he handle the heat?

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    No one was hotter than Colin Montgomerie during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday at Oak Tree National, but the Hall of Famer said how players handle the searing Oklahoma heat will play a key role in who wins the tournament.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Bernhard Langer appears to be the favorite this week

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    German keeps getting better with age, and already has three wins on the senior circuit this year.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard around Oak Tree National

    BY MIKE BALDWIN AND JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writers | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Wednesday’s rain shouldn’t affect play at the tournament, which begins Thursday.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Bob Tway part of the fabric of Oak Tree National

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    1986 PGA Championship winner was the first Oak Tree player to enjoy big-time success.

  • U.S. Senior Open: A look at this week's favorites

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Here are 20 favorites capable of winning the 2014 U.S. Open that begins Thursday at Oak Tree National. Bernhard Langer: The 56-year-old German has dominated the Champions Tour this year with three wins, 11 top-10 finishes and $1.8 million in earnings. Jay Haas: Finishing in the top 10 in all but one of his 12 events this year, Haas, 60, is fifth all-time in Champions Tour wins (16). Vijay Singh: The Hall of Famer has 59 professional wins and $68.5 million in career earnings (third all-time). Singh, 51, still primarily plays on the PGA Tour. Colin Montgomerie: The 51-year-old Scotland native has finished in the top 10 in all but two events (8 of 10) this year and is third on the money list ($979,930).

  • U.S. Senior Open: Oklahoma City resident Rocky Walcher playing for his late friend Rod Moody

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    A former pro golfer who has worked in the public sector the past decade, Walcher will be the first player to tee off Thursday morning at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.

  • U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Verplank's game heading in right direction

    By Mike Baldwin, Cody Stavenhagen and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Scott Verplank fired a 68 in the second round last week at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Spring, W.Va., but he missed the cut due to a first-round 75.

  • U.S. Senior Open: 44 players to watch for this week's tournament at Oak Tree National

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The 156-player field will be tested by Oak Tree National, considered to be one of the most difficult golf courses in the nation.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: Consistency defines longtime pro golfer Gil Morgan

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Gil Morgan, the man who possesses one of the purest swings in golf, is nearing the end of a remarkable career. His legacy is he’s one of a handful of professional golfers to play at an extremely high level for 40 years.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open fan guide

    COMPILED BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    35th U.S. Senior Open When: July 7-13 Where: Oak Tree National TICKETS Daily practice round: $20-40 Daily championship round (Thursday through Sunday): $45-65 Weekly tickets: $125-225 Practice round tickets: Can be used any practiced round day (Monday through Wednesday). Championship round tickets: Can be used for any championship round day (Thursday through Sunday). Children admitted free: Children under age 17 will be admitted free. Military discount: Active and retired military members can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount. Website: Tickets can be purchased at 2014ussenioropen.com. CAMERA POLICY Cameras are permitted only during the practice rounds

  • 2014 U.S Senior Open: Corey Pavin a fan of tournament's setup

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    A California native who played at UCLA, Pavin has finished in the top 20 at the U.S. Open seven times. He also notched three top 10 finishes at the British Open.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: A look at the Champions Tour statistics

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    2014 CHAMPIONS TOUR STATS MONEY LEADERS Player (wins); earnings 1. Bernhard Langer (3); $1,805,945 2. Jay Haas (0); $1,176,142 3. Colin Montgomerie (1); $979,929 4. Jeff Sluman (1); $889,125 5. Kenny Perry (1); $869,604 6. Michael Allen (1); $816,050 7. Fred Couples (1); $780,600 8. Tom Lehman (1); $739,363 9. Tom Pernice Jr. (1); $633,767 10. Kirk Triplett (1); $626,104 11. Russ Cochran (0); $562,338 12. Fred Funk (1); $543,783 13. Duffy Waldorf; $532,345 14. Mark Calcavecchia; $455,793 15. Bart Bryant; $451,053 16. Steve Pate; $434; 786 17. Olin Browne; $417,922 18. Rocco Mediate; $390,413 19. Mark O’Meara;

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open primer

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    A closer look at the USGA, the 2014 tournament and the course.

  • 2014 U.S. Open: A look at Oak Tree National's resume

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Originally known as Oak Tree Golf Club, the par-71 layout routinely has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the country. As recently five years ago, the Pete Dye-designed course was selected the third hardest golf course in the United States.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: A closer look at the Oklahomans in the field

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Seven Oklahomans are in the 156-player field at the 35th annual U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open schedule

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Gates open daily at 7 a.m. MONDAY Practice rounds Players specific tee times for practice rounds will be posted at 7:30 a.m. at various locations around the course. TUESDAY Military Day: All military personnel and their families will be admitted free. Players’ specific tee times for practice rounds will be posted at 7:30 a.m. at various locations around the course. 7 a.m.: Presentation of colors and national anthem on No. 1 tee. 2 p.m.: Corey Pavin practice range exhibition that also includes Folds of Honor founder Major Dan Rooney and Major Ed Pulido. WEDNESDAY Junior Day Players’ specific tee times for practice rounds will be posted at 7:30 a.m. at various locations

  • U.S. Senior Open: A look at the volunteer opportunities

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Descriptions of various jobs performed by volunteers at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: Why volunteers are the lifeblood of golf events

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    For majors like the U.S. Senior Open, twice as many volunteers are needed. Of the 140,000 fans projected to attend the seven-day event that starts with practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, approximately one in seven will be a volunteer.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Course renovator Tripp Davis breaks down Oak Tree National's 2008-09 renovations

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Tripp Davis shared his thoughts on how alterations his company and others made during a 10-month renovation at Oak Tree National in 2008 and 2009 could impact the way players approach specific holes.