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Restored to glory, Southern Hills ready for PGA showcase

May. 18, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Matt Kuchar was flopping shots out of the rough during his practice round at Southern Hills on Tuesday when he chunked one so fat that it came up several yards short of the hole, teetering precariously on the edge of the green. “Knock that back to me,”...

Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Scottie Scheffler arrives at PGA as understated world No. 1

May. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler has earned the right to strut onto the first tee at Southern Hills and puff out his chest, an unintended yet unmistakable consequence of winning the Masters, ripping off three more victories and rising to No. 1 in the world. Except, well, ahem...

Mickelson's absence from PGA called disappointing and 'sad'

May. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn't even at Southern Hills and he's still the talk of Tulsa. Hardly a player could escape the microphone Tuesday without addressing Mickelson's decision to skip the PGA Championship after his incendiary comments about a Saudi-funded rival league...

EXPLAINER: GOP leaders announce deal on $9.8B spending plan

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the largest in state history. Unlike previous years, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt was not included in a statement...

New York donors give $1M to 3 Tulsa Race Massacre survivors

May. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The three known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are receiving a $1 million donation from a New York philanthropic organization. Business for Good co-founders Ed and Lisa Mitzen say 108-year-old Viola Ford Fletcher, 107-year-old Lessie...

Major time again as PGA Championship goes to Southern Hills

May. 17, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Course: Southern Hills CC. Yardage: 7,556. Par: 70. Television: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ESPN+), 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ESPN), 1 p.m. to...

Fowler back home in Oklahoma still trying to find his form

May. 17, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rickie Fowler stood for nearly 20 minutes answering still more questions about his game and how can he get it back to where it used to be when he was a force in golf and notably in the majors. Every now and then he'd cross his arms, or scratch his elbow,...

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...