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COVID-19-free Scottie Scheffler searching for first PGA tour win

JACKSON, Miss. – Watching the U.S. Open on television gave Scottie Scheffler, well, a sick feeling. The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year withdrew from the national championship after testing positive for coronavirus on the Sunday before Bryson DeChambeau bludgeoned the field by six strokes. “Not a break I … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: This time, Texas’ Cole Hammer aims to nail his U.S. Open performance

Cole Hammer admitted he’s having a blast. “It’s been a fun week so far,” he said Tuesday afternoon. Yeah, so far. Up until now, Hammer has been touring the scene at Winged Foot Golf Course without pressure. He’s played several rounds of golf on the diabolical West Course since he … Read More

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Scottie Scheffler tests positive for COVID, will miss U.S. Open

Scottie Scheffler, who won the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Rookie of the Year and is poised to win the same award from the PGA Tour for the recently completed 2019-20 campaign, will not be in the field at Winged Foot this week for the U.S. Open. Scheffler tested positive for … Read More

The Texas Ten: Bijan Robinson, Greg Brown, Skylar Fields all ready to shine for Longhorns

The pandemic has upended college athletics across the nation, forced major conferences to cancel fall sports and prompted university presidents to weigh the ethics of sending 18- to 22-year-old athletes into competition. The athletes themselves? They just want to play. The Big 12 marches on, and so will Texas athletics. Read More

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Texas ex Scottie Scheffler posts a historic 59 at Northern Trust

Add another 59 to the PGA Tour record books. Scottie Scheffler logged the iconic number at TPC Boston on Friday in the second round of the Northern Trust. Scheffler’s round of 12-under 59 came after an opening 1-under 70. He rocketed more than 70 spots up the leaderboard, into the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Scottie Scheffler, like Morikawa, among the young lions taking over golf

John Fields first laid eyes on him years ago during an amateur golf tournament hosted by the Barton Creek Country Club and couldn’t have been more impressed. So the Texas men’s golf coach introduced himself to Scottie Scheffler and his Dallas parents, trying to get a leg up on recruiting … Read More

Former Texas star Scottie Scheffler streaks to contention in PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler certainly doesn’t lack for confidence. The former University of Texas All-American has never won a tournament in this his rookie season on the PGA Tour, but now finds himself near the top of the leaderboard just one stroke off the lead behind former No. 1 player in the … Read More

Texas’ Pierceson Coody won the Western Amateur by fixing his putting

CARMEL, Ind. — Pierceson Coody and his caddy walked down into the bunker knowing that the next chip shot would be tough. He led Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen by one stroke, but Neergaard-Petersen had worked back from two strokes down the previous hole. So, Coody said he’d be lying if some panic … Read More

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Scheffler a rookie on the rise who’s in no hurry

Scottie Scheffler has never been in such a hurry that he fails to recognize what’s right in front of him. At the moment that would be nothing. “Our lives are put on hold at the moment,” Scheffler said. “It’s a weird feeling sitting at home, not having much to do.” … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Scottie Scheffler is soaring in the PGA, but missing his chance at Dell

For Scottie Scheffler, it was to have been a homecoming of sorts. The former All-American golfer at Texas was greatly anticipating a return to Austin where he once starred for John Fields’ team that was a NCAA runner-up in 2016. Heck, the Austin Country Club, where the fifth annual World … Read More

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Texas women sit in tie for fifth at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

The Texas women’s golf team shot 299 in the second round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Saturday to sit in a tie for fifth place in Hilton Head, S.C. The No. 1 Longhorns shot 294 in the first round for a total of 593. They trail first place Wake … Read More

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Texas in third-place tie at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Agathe Laisne recorded her first career hole-in-one as she shot a 1-under-par 70 to lead Texas to a tie for third after the first day of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C. Texas shot 294 and is seven strokes behind Wake Forest. UCLA is second, and Auburn and … Read More

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Parker Coody wins Southern Highlands Collegiate championship

Parker Coody won in sudden death at the Southern Highlands Collegiate to take medalist honors and lead the Texas men’s golf team to second place in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Coody shot two rounds in the 60s to finish at 208, tied with Yuxin Lin of Southern Cal. The playoff … Read More

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Texas men’s golf team wins The Prestige, Soosman takes third place

The Texas men’s golf team shot 832 overall to win The Prestige title at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Wednesday. The No. 7 Longhorns shot 278 in the final round to finish 20 under par overall, six strokes ahead of top-ranked Pepperdine. Spencer … Read More

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Texas women’s golf team finishes third at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

The top-ranked Texas women’s golf team finished in third place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. on Tuesday. Texas shot 855 through three rounds to finish 3 over par. The Longhorns had their best round Tuesday, shooting 281. Duke won the event, eight strokes ahead … Read More

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Texas men’s golf takes second place at Amer Ari Invitational

The No. 25 Texas men’s golf team shot 827 overall to finish in second place at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Saturday. The Longhorns finished 37 under par with a final round score of 279. They shot 274 in each of the first and second rounds. Pepperdine … Read More

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Texas men’s golf falls to second place after two rounds

The Texas men’s golf team fell to second place after the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikola, Hawaii on Friday. The Longhorns matched their first round score, a 14-under 274, but Georgia Tech shot five shots better. Pierceson Coody had the best day for Texas, shooting 6 … Read More

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Texas men’s golf tied for lead at Amer Ari Invitational

The Texas men’s golf team sits tied for the top spot at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The Longhorns shot 274, 14 under par to end the first round tied with Georgia Tech. Cole Hammer had the best day on the course, sitting tied for second place after … Read More

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Texas women’s golf team No. 1 in three major polls

The Texas women’s golf squad received all 16 first-place votes in the latest Women’s Golf Coaches Association poll, announced Friday. The Longhorns are also No. 1 in the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Texas won three of four tournaments in the fall, including a school-record 36-under-par performance at the White Sands … Read More

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Texas men’s golf team wins East Lake Cup

The Texas men’s golf team captured the East Lake Cup, defeating Oklahoma State 3-2 in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday. Three Longhorns won their matches to seal the title. Parker Coody, Spencer Soosman and Travis Vick all notched wins. “I’m really excited for our guys,” head coach John Fields said. “We … Read More