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  • Jordan Spieth considered Oklahoma State before committing to Texas

    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Jordan Spieth is the hottest golfer on the planet right now. The 21-year-old Texas native is going to the British Open this weekend with a chance at his third consecutive major victory. Before all of his PGA success however, Spieth took a trip to Stillwater and considered becoming a Cowboy....

  • Rickie Fowler grouped with Rose, Faldo for The Open

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Fresh off a victory at the Scottish Open last weekend, Rickie Fowler will be paired with Englishmen Justin Rose and Nick Faldo at The Open. Fowler, the former Oklahoma State star, will tee off at at 8:45 a.m. central from the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Fowler, who's still in search...

  • Golf: Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Rory McIlroy won't be back to defend his title in the British Open. The world's No. 1 player announced Wednesday that a ruptured ligament in his left ankle will keep him from St. Andrews to play in the British Open. McIlroy said he injured his ankle while playing soccer with friends in...

  • Collected Wisdom: Fiamma Felitch

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Fiamma Felitch had her golf career all planned out. She'd go from Bishop McGuinness High School, where she was a state champion in 2007, to Tulsa. Then, after a few years, she'd go on to the pros.

  • 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.



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