Golf News from The Oklahoman and

  • Rookies debut in style on Augusta National

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jonas Blixt played all kinds of courses in golf's minor leagues before graduating to the PGA Tour and quickly grabbing two wins. Even he wasn't quite prepared for what Augusta National offered in his Masters debut. "Every single shot can be the best shot of your life and...

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

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    “The Road to Augusta: Rickie Fowler” will air at 12:30 p.m. Saturday

  • Stadlers on opposite ends of Masters' scoreboard

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The first father and son to play in the same Masters ended up on opposite ends of the scoreboard Thursday. Father Craig Stadler shot 10-over 82 in the opening round and has work to do to make the cut Friday. Kevin, who teed off 40 minutes early in his first Masters, had a...

  • John Daly is selling merchandise out of a bus at the Masters

    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    John Daly is hanging out with folks and signing autographs near the Masters. Daly hasn't played the Masters since 2006, but he's chumming it up with fans outside the event.

  • Late venue switch for The Championship

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour has been forced to move one of its events from South Korea to Singapore with only three weeks' notice because of "staging issues." The Championship was due to be staged in Incheon from May 1-4 but the tour said Thursday it will now be held at...

  • The Masters has incredibly inexpensive beer and food

    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 took $20 to the Masters to see what it could by it at the concession stand. The results were a handful of snacks and even two beers. In this day of $10 brews at a ball game, The Masters treats its patrons to $3 drafts and sandwiches for just $1.50. The priciest thing on the...

  • 5 memorable rulings at the Masters

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Players come from all over the world to compete in the Masters, and so do rules officials. And at times, they have their hands full. From incorrect scorecards to free drops to wrong drops, the Rules of Golf can get as much attention as a yardage book. Arnold Palmer...

  • Kids, pink hair share Par 3 spotlight at Masters

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki stood out at the Masters on Wednesday — and not because of her erratic golf game this time. Wozniacki showed up at Augusta National with her blonde hair dyed bright pink. And she wore matching shoes! A former top-ranked player on the WTA...

  • Ryan Moore wins Masters' Par 3 tournament

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — With friends and family members in tow, Ryan Moore made memories at the Masters on Wednesday. Moore shot a 6-under 21 to win the Par 3 tournament at Augusta National, calling it a "perfect practice day." No one should consider it the perfect prelude to golf's first major,...

  • Payne leaves no doubt who calls shots at Augusta

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Eighty years after it was founded, dozens of questions remain about the murky inner workings of the Augusta National Golf Club. There are none about who calls the shots. Chairman Billy Payne proved that again Wednesday, tackling a wide range of issues in his annual "State...

  • Column: Masters seems a bit empty without Woods

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn't at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won't be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting on the green jacket...

  • Green jacket revered ... usually

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup. Yet, even with the strict sense of decorum that is afforded the prized garment awarded every Masters champion, it occasionally winds up in...

  • The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out. On the putting green in a quiet moment of practice was 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, one of a record 24 newcomers who has every reason to believe...

  • A Champions Dinner at Masters without Woods

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Masters chairman Billy Payne says Tiger Woods has to be immobilized for two weeks after his back surgery. Woods is missing the Masters for the first time in his career after back surgery March 31 to relieve a pinched nerve. He has been at every Champions Dinner since...

  • Edmond North's Hayden Wood, Hobart's Brad Dalke tie for second in Terra Cotta Invitational

    Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Edmond North’s Hayden Wood and Hobart’s Brad Dalke each had a chance at birdie on the final hole of the Terra Cotta Invitational that would have forced a playoff, but both had to settle for second place.

  • Kids are definitely all right heading into Masters

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth speaks with reverence when hanging out with the greats of the game at Augusta National. It's always "Mr. Watson" this, "Mr. Crenshaw" that. But, in his first trip to the Masters, Spieth feels he's got as good a chance as anyone to capture a green jacket....

  • The 5 biggest heartaches at the Masters

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf. The scars of finishing second linger because players...

  • Media notes: Thunder to make two national TV appearances this week

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    ESPN to air Thunder-Clippers game at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

  • Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8.

  • PHOTO: Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover recreated with men

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    The Golf Digest cover featuring Paulina Gretzky (daughter of Wayne Gretzky, who is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson) didn't go over so well with LPGA golfers last week. One man's response might get a few more laughs, as Orlando photographer Cy Cyr gathered up some of his male friends to...



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