Golf News from The Oklahoman and

  • O'Neill on golf: 1965 Open winner Player among honorees Monday

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Next up on golf’s major championship menu is the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. And like the recently completed Masters Tournament, the national championship entertains the possibility of a career Grand Slam being consummated. At the Masters, Rory McIlroy had the chance. McIlroy has won the U.S....

  • Levy falters at Volvo China Open; 4 tied for lead

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Levy could do little wrong as he opened his third round at the Volvo China Open on Saturday with four straight birdies, including a magnificent putt from 50 feet away. Then, just as quickly as his birdie run began, mistakes — and self-doubt — started...

  • Bertelson, Mason lead Tech into second at Big 12 women's golf tournament

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — Stephanie Bertelsen shot a 2-under-par 70 and Lauren Mason got in at 1-under 71, leading Texas Tech into second place after the first round of the Big 12 women’s golf tournament Friday at Dominion Country Club. Bertelsen is tied for third, two shots out of the lead, and Mason is...

  • College roundup for Friday

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    College tennis MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS — The top-seeded Northeastern State women defeated Washburn 5-0 in the first round Friday at Springfield, Mo. NSU will meet No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney in the semifinals at 9 a.m. today. In doubles, Valeriia Efimenko and Molly Worden defeated Maggie Plum and Gwen...

  • AP Sportlight

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    1905 — Jack McCarthy of the Cubs became the only outfielder in major league history to throw out three runners at the plate, each of whom became the second out of a double play. The victims were the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 2-1 loss. 1950 — The University of Miami ends the longest winning streak...

  • CU men's golf: David Oraee on par with best of Buffs

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Among the greatest golfers to ever suit up for the Colorado Buffaloes are household names such as Dale Douglass, Hale Irwin and Steve Jones. Where David Oraee fits on the hierarchy of CU greats is debatable, but there's no question the senior is going to leave as one of the best to ever swing a...

  • Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. Tied for the Zurich Classic lead after a 6-under 66 on Friday in the suspended second round, the 2011 Georgia graduate was eager to meet some college friends from New Orleans...

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne finalists for Vezina Trophy


    NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal's Carey Price, Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk and Nashville's Pekka Rinne are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. The 30 NHL general managers submitted ballots at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as...

  • Mann, Wilimovsky win 10k titles at US open water nationals


    MIROMAR LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Becca Mann and Jordan Wilimovsky have won the women's and men's 10-kilometer titles at the U.S. open water national championships, earning berths in this summer's world championships. Mann of Homer Glen, Illinois, surged over the last lap to win in 2 hours, 2 minutes,...

  • Zurich defending champ Noh withdraws with sore back


    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Seung-Yul Noh won't be repeating as champion of New Orleans' PGA Tour stop. Citing back pain, Noh has withdrawn from the Zurich Classic, pulling out in the middle of Friday's second round. Noh, who began the day on the back-nine, birdied his first two holes and then made...

  • Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule


    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season. Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to...

  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open


    SHANGHAI (AP) — Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136...

  • Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player discuss golf, travel, fishing


    RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have combined for 27 major championships, and they are two of only five golfers to complete the modern grand slam. They are partners again this year in the PGA Champions Tour Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, which starts today at Top of the Rock and...

  • Putter taken from Colin Montgomerie's bag on final hole of 1999 Ryder Cup


    RIDGEDALE, Mo. — It's a good thing Payne Stewart conceded Colin Montgomerie's birdie putt on the final hole of their 1999 Ryder Cup match at Brookline, Massachusetts. Montgomerie didn't have a putter in the bag. "I lost my putter. Somebody had taken it from my caddie's bag," he said. "So thank...

  • Li Haotong leads Chinese golfers seeking breakthroughs


    SHANGHAI (AP) — Two years ago, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang made history by becoming the youngest golfer ever to make the cut at the Masters. On Friday, before far fewer spectators, Guan completed his second round at the China Open at 3 over overall and will miss the weekend. The Chinese golfer...

  • Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open


    SHANGHAI (AP) — Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. Levy was a shot ahead of...

  • Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts. A day after changing the shafts in his irons, Weekley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge. "You go to...

  • Adams hires head pro

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Adams Municipal Golf Course’s new head pro should have the know-Howe to help the operation continue to service a large segment of Bartlesville’s large population of linksters. Jimmy Howe experienced a tutelage of nearly five years as a Hillcrest Country Club assistant before being promoted last...

  • Country clubs use myriad of ways to survive slow economy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    MEADOW VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Once considered a jewel of Northern California, Winchester Country Club became nearly unrecognizable after the landowner was forced to foreclose the property during the economic downturn. During five years of bank ownership, the golf course turned brown, the native...

  • Park it!

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Swim. Bike. Play. Hike. Repeat. If you’ve been looking to change up your routine this spring, look no further than one of the Austin area’s many parks for inspiration. Now — before the orange, blue and white mosaics of wildflowers give way to sunflowers, and while breezes can be considered...



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