Golf News from The Oklahoman and

  • Take 2: YMCA volunteers prep for Family Fun 'rain date'

    Updated: 15 min ago

    Rain can't stop a family-friendly event, designed to raise awareness, funds and provide fun for people of all ages, on Saturday, May 30 at the Patricia Island Estates and Golf Course. The inaugural event, The Grand Lake Family Fun Day, will benefit the Grand Lake Family YMCA in Grove. It...

  • A golf outing with Anthony Kim will cost you ... but it's for a good cause

    erik horne | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Anthony Kim has been mostly MIA from pro golf for the past few years, but that doesn't mean he's left golf altogether. Playing in general has been in doubt for the former OU standout, but it looks like he's getting some work in for charity. The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell blogged last week...


    Updated: 6 hr ago

    EMPORIA — It was a much larger stage with greater rewards at stake, so there should have been considerably more pressure. Turns out the Class 2A state golf tournament, for this unflappable and unbeatable Sacred Heart team, was business as usual. The Knights completed their perfect season...

  • PGA rookie Thomas seeks breakthrough in Spieth’s back yard at Byron Nelson

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas — Justin Thomas, one of the most successful members of this year’s rookie class on the PGA Tour, envisions a successful debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson based on feedback from Tuesday’s practice round. Thomas adapted quickly enough to conditions at the Four Seasons Resort to grab...

  • Washburn perfect

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Friday before hosting the Class 6A state golf tournament on Tuesday at Carey Park, Hutchinson golf coach Charlie Pierce had a special guest chat with his Salthawks. It was a blast from the past. The speaker was former Salthawk standout Sam Walenz, who won state individually and led...

  • Defending champion Duke stops Tech golfers

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. — The Texas Tech women’s golf team hasn’t had many opportunities at the NCAA championships. They made the most of this one. The Lady Raiders’ run at the tournament ended Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to defending champion Duke in the match-play quarterfinals. The four quarterfinal...

  • Pelfrey helps Twins keep winning, 2-1 over Red Sox

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Pelfrey saw activity in the Minnesota Twins' bullpen during the fifth inning, he knew it was time to bear down. Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first, and the Twins held on to beat the Boston...

  • US Open the most democratic of majors

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The names of golf's two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts. The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify. The difference between them, other than the 35 years of history and the turf on which golf is played, was evident Monday when the final...

  • Sam O'Dell shoots 66, leads by 1 at W.Va. Amateur

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Sam O'Dell shot a 6-under-par 66 Tuesday for a one-stroke lead at the West Virginia Amateur at The Greenbrier resort. O'Dell had seven birdies and an eagle on the Greenbrier Course in White Sulphur Springs. The Hurricane dentist won his only state Amateur...

  • UALR's Resen named Sun Belt women's golfer of year


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two golfers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are being honored by the Sun Belt Conference for their achievements this year. Stina Resen was named Tuesday as the league's women's golfer of the year and Sabrina Bonanno was named freshman of the year. Resen...

  • McDowell plans a quiet approach for the US Open


    Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell has heard some reports of Chambers Bay, everything from a massive drop in elevation on a par 3 to a fairway wider than a football field. Until his first practice round for the U.S. Open, he is reserving judgment. And even so, expect to hear very little...

  • Arkansas' Lopez finishes second in NCAA golf tournament


    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Gabriela Lopez of Arkansas finished as the national runnerup in this year's NCAA women's golf tournament in Bradenton, Florida. Lopez on Monday shot a six-under-par 66 on Monday to finish with a four-round total of 286. She tied Duke's Leona Maguire one stroke behind...

  • Chris Kirk gets trophy but Scott Ebers deserves Colonial MVP


    Chris Kirk, freshly crowned champion of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, has a new plaid jacket and climbed Monday to No. 17 in the world golf rankings, the loftiest perch of his professional career. Dallas resident Jordan Spieth, the Masters champion who tied for second at Colonial,...

  • Marla Ridenour: Fatheads of favorite golfers McIlroy, Spieth make 4-year-old Ohio boy’s birthday special


    Gavin Nalepa has been hitting golf balls since he was 1 and devotedly watches tournaments on television with his dad. So it didn’t surprise his mom that instead of asking for Spider-Man to attend his fourth birthday party, the Green, Ohio, boy wanted his favorite superheroes — Rory McIlroy and...

  • Gustafson, McBride join Europe as Solheim Cup vice captains


    LONDON (AP) — European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States. The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St....

  • ‘Sloppy’ survivors: participants rally to finish off weather beleaguered blowout


    Broken tree limbs lay alongside the fairway, bunkers filled with water, and lightning threatened in the distance, while the final holes of the 38th annual Blowout Golf Tournament at The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club were played out Monday afternoon. While he received complements for how his staff...

  • Golf rounds, attendance rise at Wichita's public courses


    Unless it’s raining, you’ll probably find Travis Bryant on the green. Bryant, 39, has been golfing since he was five. At least once a week, he and a group from work rotate golf games at the city of Wichita’s five public courses. “It’s nice because some of the courses, like Auburn Hills, are as...

  • Alabama's Emma Talley wins NCAA golf title

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alabama's Emma Talley won the NCAA women's individual golf championship Monday to become the fifth player to win the title and the U.S. Women's Amateur. Talley holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole after a weather delay for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory...

  • Proposed golf course yields rare deal with state

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After years of negotiations and some help from former Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Chicago-based developer has secured an unprecedented deal to swap land with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on the southern Oregon coast. The state parks commission has agreed to accept...

  • France's Alexander Levy among 16 to qualify for US Open

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    SURREY, England (AP) — Alexander Levy of France had rounds of 66-67 to earn one of 11 spots in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier Monday in England. One day after Levy slipped out of the top 60 in the world ranking that would have made him exempt for the U.S. Open, the Frenchman made 14...



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