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  • Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Rory McIlroy suffered a ruptured ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his Open Championship title defense. McIlory's status for the British Open is now in doubt after he opened as the 5-to-1 favorite at St. Andrews (July 16). He's now fallen...

  • Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    PGA golfer Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag that adorns the roof of the General Lee, the car from the late 1970s-early 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." Watson, purchased the car at an auction in 2012, announced Thursday evening he's making the change....

  • PHOTO: Rickie Fowler goes golfing with his girlfriend

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    This is how you vacation. Rickie Fowler is taking some time off before he makes a run at The Open Championship. The former Oklahoma State golf standout is out at Baker's Bay (Bahamas) playing against his girlfriend Alexis Randock in a closest to the pin contest. The Open...

  • Report: Phil Mickelson tied to nearly $3 million in money laundering, gambling

    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A 56-year-old former sports gambling handicapper, acting as a conduit for a gambling operation, pleaded guilty last week to laundering approximately $2.75 million of Phil Mickelson's money. ESPN's Outside the Lines says that Gregory Silveira of La Quinta, Calif., reached an agreement with...

  • Jordan Spieth wins U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson three-putts 18th hole

    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. The...

  • Heartbreak, some consolation for Dustin Johnson at U.S. Open

    By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through the pain and the what-ifs. Still in shock from the events of a few moments earlier, he walked from the 18th green, holding little Tatum,...

  • Rickie Fowler among U.S. Open favorites

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Just a few weeks removed from a win at the Players Championship, Rickie Fowler is one of the favorites for the U.S. Open. at Chambers Bay. The former Oklahoma State golfer is listed at 18-to-1, among the best odds to win golf's second major of the year. Only Rory McIlroy (5/1), Jordan Spieth...

  • Duffy Martin believed in golf for the average guy

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Duffy Martin figured out a long time ago that the worst thing about golf is looking for your ball. Time-consuming. Frustrating. Often fruitless.So Martin did something about it.

  • High schools: Boys golf All-City first-team player capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Austin Eckroat, Edmond North Class: Sophomore The story: Eckroat came up short of repeating as the Class 6A state champ but put together an outstanding season otherwise, winning three tournaments and posting a 72.6 scoring average. He has been committed to Oklahoma State since his freshman...

  • High schools: Girls All-City golf first-team player capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Player of the Year Elizabeth Freeman, Casady Class: Senior The story: The Oklahoma Christian signee wasn’t beaten in the six high school tournaments she played, winning against small-school and large-school competition alike while posting a stroke average of 72. Two of her wins came in...

  • High schools: All-City Boys Golfer of the Year Mason Overstreet's game going international

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Kingfisher golfer, who just completed his junior year of high school, will be flying to Japan to compete for Team USA in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, scheduled for June 16-19.

  • Girls All-City golf roster

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    First team JoBi Heath, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe Elizabeth Freeman, Sr., Casady Kaitlin Milligan, So., Norman North Ashton Nemecek, Jr., Purcell ShaeBug Scarberry, Fr., Purcell Player of the Year: Elizabeth Freeman, Casady Coach of the Year: Mike Gowens, Purcell   Second team...

  • The Oklahoman's All-City Girls Golf: Casady's Elizabeth Freeman succeeded with new mental approach

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Freeman won the SPC Tournament as a senior, her last competition for the Casady Cyclones.

  • U.S. Open: Rickie Fowler, Robert Streb, Morgan Hoffmann among golfers with local ties to qualify for Open


    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    U.S. Open at Chambers Bay -- Several golfers with Oklahoma ties have qualified for the U.S. Open later this month. Oklahoma State has a strong contingent with five former Cowboys in the field.

  • Tiger Woods shoots worst round of his career at Memorial

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Following his encouraging performance at the Masters, some golf fans were optimistic  Tiger Woods was slowly rediscovering the magic that had made him the sport's biggest star. Unfortunately for Woods, his performance Saturday during the third round of the Memorial was...

  • Which former Oklahoma State standout has become Michael Jordan's golfing buddy?

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State golfer Morgan Hoffman has apparently found himself a new golfing partner. Here’s hoping Hoffman’s wallet is stuffed enough to handle the pairing. Hoffmann, who was recently profiled in a Sports Illustrated Rising Stars segment , told the magazine he regularly plays with...

  • 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...

  • Patriot Cup Invitational in Owasso closed to spectators

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    OWASSO — The Patriot Cup Invitational golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, has been closed to the public. "With all the rain, the course is just not safe for spectators, safety of our guests and players is our number one priority" said Maj. Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor....

  • Commentary: Rickie Fowler's game catching up to the quality of the person

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rickie Fowler walked into a restaurant wearing a beanie pulled down over his ears. The look was not unusual for someone his age. It was the location. He was in the tropical warmth of Hawaii. All eyes were on him — especially the young people — when he removed his...

  • Golf: Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler wins The Players Championship

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    At a tournament that dresses up like a major, Rickie Fowler sure looked the part in beating the strongest field in golf.



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