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PGA shaping up as much different from previous 4 in Tulsa

May. 16, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Inside the clubhouse at Southern Hills is a sign that proudly signals its heritage with the phrase, “First to Five.” No other course has hosted the PGA Championship as many times. This PGA Championship already feels so different from the previous four. ...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '22: Capsule look at Southern Hills majors

May. 16, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A capsule look at major championships held at Southern Hills, site of the PGA Championship being played Thursday-Sunday: 1958 U.S. OPEN Winner: Tommy Bolt Score: 283 Runner-up: Gary Player Margin of...

Police in Sallisaw fatally shoot knife-wielding man

May. 14, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by a police officer in eastern Oklahoma early Saturday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. An officer in Sallisaw was investigating a report of a man walking on U.S. 64 and jumping in front of traffic...

PGA back at Southern Hills as Mickelson skips title defense

May. 13, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

The anticipation had been building the last few weeks for the PGA Championship, just like it was for the Masters. And just like the last major, the hype was more about who played than who had a chance to win. Tiger Woods not only played Augusta National, he made the cut. ...

3 motorcyclists killed in wrong-way crash in Arkansas

May. 13, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 40 in western Arkansas collided with a group of motorcyclists, killing three people from Louisiana and injuring six others, according to Arkansas State Police. Patricia Lemar, 44, of Slidell, Louisiana; Leonard Lemar Jr., 46,...

Grand jury report criticizes Oklahoma governor, parole board

May. 13, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board was so focused on releasing inmates that it cut corners and ignored internal processes that ultimately led to the release of an inmate who was later charged with three counts of first-degree murder, according to a grand jury report...

Storm chasers face host of dangers beyond severe weather

May. 13, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The deaths of four storm chasers in car crashes over the last two weeks have underscored the dangers of pursuing severe weather events as more people clog back roads and highways searching for a glimpse of a lightning bolt or tornado, meteorologists and chasers say. ...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '22: A hole-by-hole look at Southern Hills

May. 13, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Southern Hills Country Club, site of the 104th PGA Championship to be played May 19-22: NO. 1, 468 YARDS, PAR 4: The tee shot is from an elevated tee with a view of the Tulsa skyline and a slight dogleg to the left. Two bunkers are now...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '22: Facts & Figures on the 2nd major

May. 13, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A brief look at the 104th PGA Championship: Dates: May 19-22 Site: Southern Hills CC. Length: 7,556 yards. Par: 70. Field: 156 players (20 PGA professionals). Prize money: TBA ($12...

Randy Weaver, participant in Ruby Ridge standoff, dies at 74

May. 12, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Randy Weaver, patriarch of a family that was involved in an 11-day Idaho standoff with federal agents 30 years ago that left three people dead and helped spark the growth of anti-government extremists, has died at the age of 74. His death was announced...