Golf News from The Oklahoman and

  • Bowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelson

    Updated: 28 min ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Steven Bowditch matched his career best with an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, leaving Jordan Spieth seven strokes back in the Masters champion's hometown event. Bowditch, the Australian also playing close to his home in the Dallas suburbs, made three...

  • Thursday's W.Va. Amateur scores

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Third round scores from Thursday at the West Virginia Amateur played on The Greenbrier par-72, 6,675-yard course. The final round will be played at the par-70 Old White TPC course.

  • O'Dell takes 5-shot lead into final round of W.Va. Amateur

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Sam O'Dell steadied himself after a front-nine meltdown Thursday and will take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the West Virginia Amateur at The Greenbrier resort. O'Dell shot a 5-over-par 77 and is at 1 under for the tournament. Davey Jude of...

  • McIlroy shoots 80, risking another early exit at Irish Open

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy can't seem to perform in front of a home crowd. The Northern Ireland star looked bewildered as he shot a 9-over-par 80 — his worst score of the season — in Thursday's opening round of the Irish Open. He fell to the bottom of the morning's...

  • Wife, husband say they hit back-to-back holes-in-one

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — A wife and husband from Michigan say they both got a hole-in-one in consecutive shots at the same hole. Tony and Janet Blundy tell the Lansing State Journal ( ) that their aces came while golfing Sunday at Ledge Meadows Golf Course in Grand...

  • Stackhouse gives Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday in the match-play final. Stackhouse, a junior from Riverdale, Georgia, won when Davis' 3-foot par putt missed to the right on the...

  • Norman Notes for May 28

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Record rainfall causes road closures Norman has experienced severe weather during the past few weeks, from a tornado and strong winds to record rainfall. Below is a list of road closures due to high water and washouts. Some of the closures have been on this list since the May 6 tornado and...

  • Sam O'Dell takes 6-shot lead at West Virginia Amateur


    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Sam O'Dell holds a six-stroke lead midway through the West Virginia Amateur at The Greenbrier resort. The Hurricane dentist shot an even-par 70 Wednesday on the Old White TPC Course and is at 6-under par through two rounds. O'Dell entered the day with a...

  • Masters champ Spieth home at Nelson, where he got 1st test


    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Before he was the Masters champion, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut twice as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson. Spieth even missed his high school graduation ceremony while playing at TPC Four Seasons. This week, Spieth plays his "home" PGA Tour event for the...

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


    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...



    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


    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


    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


    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


    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: Tue, May 26, 2015

    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: Tue, May 26, 2015

    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

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    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

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    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...



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