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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

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USC tops Texas women’s golf at March Mayhem match play

The No. 7  Trojans defeated the fifth-ranked Longhorns to win the March Mayhem match play championship 5-0 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Wednesday. The Texas women’s golf team fell to a team that has won the championship in five of the six years of the event. It was Southern California’s … Read More

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Texas women’s golf advances to championship round of March Mayhem

The Texas women’s golf team defeated Iowa State 4.5-0.5 in the semifinal round of March Mayhem in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on Tuesday. The Longhorns won four matches and tied another to advance to the championship round of the competition. Maddie Luitwieler won 6 and 4 over Nattapan Sirtrai. Agathe … Read More

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Texas men’s golf team finishes ninth at Valspar Collegiate

The Texas men’s golf team shot 862, 10 over par to finish in ninth at the Valspar Collegiate in Chula Vista, Calif. on Tuesday. Oklahoma State won the tournament, shooting 12-under-par 840. Viktor Hovland took medalist honors for the Cowboys. He shot 200 for the tournament. “The Floridian National Golf … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Dylan Frittelli’s travels now bring him back to Austin for the Dell Match Play

Dylan Frittelli is going places. Of course, he’s already been a lot of places. India. Kenya. Austria. Turkey. To name just a few. Try 45 different countries in a two-year span. No, he’s not a fugitive from the law. He’s a 27-year-old professional golfer who has wandered to all corners … Read More

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Kaitlyn Papp and Longhorns win at Thompson Invitational

Texas freshman golfer Kaitlyn Papp earned her second victory in three events as she and the Longhorns won the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii on Wednesday. The No. 6 Longhorns took the team title, their second this season, after shooting 294 in the final round for an … Read More

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Sergio Garcia, wife Angela Akins, welcome baby girl to the family

If Sergio Garcia looks a little tired during the Masters, he has a terrific reason why: sleep is at a minimum for new parents. The professional golfer and Austinite’s wife Angela, daughter of former Longhorn quarterback Marty Akins, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday and named her Azalea … Read More

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Kaitlyn Papp and Longhorns lead at Thompson Invitational

The Texas women’s golf team sits in first place after the first round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii on Tuesday. Texas was led by freshman Kaitlyn Papp who shot 71 and 74 in the first two rounds of action. She leads overall at 145, 1 … Read More

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Texas men’s golf team finishes tied for ninth at Lamkin Classic

The Texas men’s golf team finished tied for ninth place after the final round of the Lamkin Classic in Chula Vista, Calif. on Tuesday. Scottie Scheffler shot 71 to finish in a tie for 11th. He shot 213 overall. Steven Chervony finished in a tie for 27th. He shot 218, … Read More

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Longhorns golf team takes third at Arizona Wildcat Invitational

Texas freshman Kaitlyn Papp shot a 69 for the second time at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational as the Longhorns finished in third place in Tucson, Ariz. Tuesday. Papp finished with an overall score of 210 to take fourth place and end up eight shots back from the winner, Lilia Vu … Read More

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Texas men’s golf team takes third in Mexico

The Texas men’s golf team shot 858, 6 over par to finish in third place at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Tuesday. “Finishing third in a field like we saw in Cabo is a solid showing for our team,” head coach John Fields said. “We … Read More