Rickie Fowler had a busy off weekend. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy served as grand marshal for Homecoming at his alma mater in Stillwater as the Pokes thumped the Baylor Bears 59-16. Fowler participated in a pro-am at Karsten Creek, rode in the Homecoming parade and hit autographed balls into the crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening (while Mike Gundy removed his shirt). Fowler is one of the more celebrated athletes in Oklahoma State history, and it was cool to see him return to his college home for a weekend and talk about how much the place meant to him. "When people see (Homecoming weekend), I think they understand a little more what Oklahoma State is," Fowler said. "The main
By Miranda Alexander-Webber SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (Reuters) - France is hoping to break golf's elitist image in the country when it host the Ryder Cup next year, the president of the organizing committee said on Monday. The biennal competition between Europe and the United States will take place in France for the first time from Sept 28-30, 2018. "It's a great honor, but also a lot of responsibility and the main reason we wanted to host this Ryder Cup is to break the elitist image golf sometimes still has in our country, and allow it to develop as it has in many of the world's countries," Pascal Grizot, the president of the organizing committee, told Reuters.