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
There's a reason Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski wore black on the second day of the golf state finals. Actually, a couple, but the main one was a not-so-subtle reminder Miestowski had won a state title. Miestowski, the Post-Tribune 2017 Girls Golfer of the Year, had presence. Everything about her on the course was done with a purpose. "I caught myself doing it accidentally at first," she said of wearing black. "I did it since I won state. There is an intimidation factor involved. When I put my game face on, I don't think about anything else but winning. "All I want to do when I'm out there is win." Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano always appreciated that about Miestowski. "I call her a predator
Tyrrell Hatton hardly got carried away after winning his second successive tournament on Sunday. A beaming Hatton posted the image on social media after his 15-foot putt on the 18th secured a one-shot win over Ross Fisher at Monza, the second time he has edged out his compatriot on successive Sundays after winning the Dunhill Links Championship by three shots. Put another way, Hatton is 45 under par for his past eight rounds.
Geoff Shackelford hopes the restoration of Belmont Golf Course, which hosted the 1949 PGA Championship, will keep the A.W. Tillinghast design features.