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Back-to-back: Texas holds off Oklahoma State and Baylor to win another Big 12 title

Light the tower, the Longhorns are bringing home a conference championship. Led by three top-10 finishes, UT’s women’s golf team successfully defended its Big 12 championship on Sunday. After taking a 36-hole lead at the Dallas Athletic Club on Friday, Texas held off Oklahoma State and Baylor … Read More

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Texas women’s golf team leads at Big 12 Championships

Emilee Hoffman shot 141 over two rounds on Friday to lead the Texas women’s golf team to first place at the Big 12 Championships in Dallas. The Longhorns lead Baylor by one stroke after shooting 587, 11 over par through two rounds. The Bears led by seven strokes over the … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 23 Jhonattan Vegas, golf

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 23  Jhonattan Vegas, golf The first non football player in the rankings, Vegas, 33, is the No.55-ranked golfer in the world and one of four Texas Longhorns in … Read More

Freshman Kaitlyn Papp providing low scores and motivation as Texas defends its Big 12 title

Due to a busy schedule, Texas golfer Sophia Schubert has missed five tournaments her senior year. That’ll happen when you’re coming off a win in the U.S. Women’s Amateur and participating in two LPGA majors. She also had surgery on her wrist in December. Schubert, however, will … Read More

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Texas women’s golf team takes seventh at Silverado Showdown

The No. 6 Texas women’s golf team finished in seventh place at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., on Tuesday. Sophia Schubert and Kaitlyn Papp each finished in the top ten for the Longhorns. Texas finished at 10-over-par 874, 15 strokes behind team champion No. 8 Southern California. Jennifer Chang … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Jordan Spieth flirts with second green jacket and history

History will have to wait. So will Jordan Spieth. The 2015 Masters champion flirted with the best round in tournament history and a second green jacket but didn’t win. But his day might well be remembered more than the one of the man who did. Playing … Read More

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Jordan Spieth finishes final round of 2018 Masters two strokes behind leader

Former Texas standout Jordan Spieth has finished his final round of the 2018 Masters gold tournament in Augusta two strokes behind leader Patrick Reed and is -13 for the tournament. Spieth shot eight under par in the final round to briefly tie for the lead at the prestigious tournament, where … Read More

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Ghim riding momentum into promising future

Doug Ghim has unfinished business. Not just in the Big 12 Tournament and the NCAA Championship, but here as well. The Texas Longhorns senior golfer won low amateur, scored a field-best three eagles in the first two rounds and on Sunday found magic on the 18th hole when he holed … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Final closing hole keeps Texas’ Ghim, Vegas open for weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The closing hole has been Longhorn-friendly this week at Augusta National. On the same hole that fellow Longhorn Doug Ghim eagled with his approach shot from 185 feet on Thursday, Jhonattan Vegas chipped in for a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with a 3-under 69 … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Jordan Spieth wows, but a mixed bag for Longhorns in opening round

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Not the best of days for half of the Texas contingent at the Masters, but former champion Jordan Spieth and first-timer Doug Ghim certainly made their presence felt in the late afternoon. And there’s always tomorrow for Jhonattan Vegas and Masters rookie Dylan Frittelli. While Spieth, the 2015 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Doug Ghim nets eagles and prizes while impressing on first day of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Doug Ghim was putting the finishing touches on his preparation when another somewhat better-known Texas Longhorn approached him on the putting green. Jordan Spieth, who knows a thing or two about success at Augusta National, gave Texas’ senior golfer a bit of a pep talk to ease … Read More

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Jordan Spieth drains 5 straight birdies, leads Masters

Jordan Spieth has taken control at Augusta National. The 2015 Masters champion birdied five straight holes beginning at the 13th, pushing his score to 7 under with a couple of holes to play. He has a three-shot lead over Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar. Spieth already has three major titles … Read More

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WATCH: Texas golfer Doug Ghim holes out from fairway to finish even-par 1st round at Masters

Golf world, meet the next Texas star you need to be worried about. Doug Ghim shot the low round by an amateur during the first round of the Masters on Thursday, and he made some fireworks on the back nine. RELATED: Bohls: Texas’ Doug Ghim is a man … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 93: Kirk Bohls from the Masters, Danny Davis on Texas spring football, baseball

In Episode 93 of the On Second Thought podcast, Kirk Bohls calls in from Augusta to preview The Masters and break down the title chances of the resurgent Tiger Woods and Texas-ex Jordan Spieth. Plus, Danny Davis joins Cedric Golden in the dungeon to update us on what’s happening with … Read More

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Jordan Spieth’s secret at the Masters? 2 houses

Jordan Spieth spends double on his accommodations at the Masters. So far in his career, it has paid off. While other players rent houses for them and their families to stay in for the week, Spieth takes that strategy to the extreme. He rents two houses. As Brian Wacker from … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Their old coach likes his four Texas players’ first-round draws

AUGUSTA, Ga. — When I found John Fields near the first tee at Augusta National on Wednesday, I asked the Longhorns golf coach about the draws of his pupils in their opening rounds of Masters play. “I love ’em,” Fields said. Which one? “All of them,” the coach answered. Fields … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: With Jordan Spieth’s touch, confidence restored, is this year’s slow start behind him?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth went to a place this week where very few professional athletes allow themselves to go, especially in a public setting, when the young superstar looked deep into his psyche and had a confession. He’d been in a panic. Really? The same guy who won the … Read More

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WATCH: Texas ex Dylan Frittelli makes 1st hole-in-one at Masters Par 3 contest

Dylan Frittelli wasted no time getting his face on the highlight reel during his first Masters. The Pretoria, South Africa native who played college golf at Texas from 2008-12, made the first hole-in-one Wednesday during the Par 3 contest at Augusta National Golf Club. RELATED: Bohls: Dylan Frittelli’s … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Doug Ghim is a man with game and a Masters plan

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The room will be more than a little cramped, but he’s fine with it for one night. Somehow the good folks at Augusta National crammed five single beds into the very small upstairs room of the clubhouse known as the Crow’s Nest. He reserved a spot early enough … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 92: Broadcaster Jim Nantz on Final 4 and The Masters, Texas spring football, VY’s letter

Since Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Nantz is calling the Final Four and The Masters over the next two weekends, On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls invited him to the this week’s Episode 92. The guys also discuss Texas spring football and Vince Young’s letter to … Read More