Sam Houston St. signed up Phil Forte to be an assistant coach – he was likely familiar as he shot threes from Huntsville when the Pokes were playing at Baylor.
• Hovland has the betting odds in his favor
• Explaining Wolff’s PGA status
• OSU gets to play a college basketball blueblood next year
• While Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland are playing an impressive game of who the most impressive new pro will be – Hovland landed his next punch when the odds came out for the upcoming John Deere Classic.
Though it’s not a victory or even a top-10 finish, the 21-year-old Norwegian had an impressive counter to Wolff’s victory on Monday, and he did it without swinging a club. According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Hovland is the favorite to win the John Deere Classic this week at TPC Deere Run at 18/1 odds.
No, that’s not a joke. Just four starts into his pro career, Hovland is favored to win this week, after a pair of T-13s in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and the 3M Open. [Golf Digest]
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 10, 2019
• While we’re on the topic – Matthew Wolff’s win over the weekend qualified the Cowboy for his PGA tour card… a pretty simple process.
Matthew Wolff’s win in the 3M Open this past weekend leaves things far less complicated.
Sure, he could’ve gotten a ton of top-10 finishes or top-40 finishes to eventually earn his card, but this is math that everyone (myself included) can understand: 1 win = IN. That’s it!
His win at the 3M Open earned him a two-year exemption, therefore he need not rely on sponsor exemptions moving forward…[PFB]
That sounds like the shortest distance from A to B – just go ahead and win your third start as a pro.
• This is fun – Boynton’s Pokes will get to face a college basketball blueblood when they compete in the pre-season NIT over Thanksgiving week this year.
The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team will take on Syracuse in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off, according to a report. [NewsOK]
• Sports Illustrated has Tylan Wallace as their No. 27 player in college football
• The first shots have been fired – the first “notice of allegations” have been handed down by the NCAA concerning the corruption scandal, starting with NC State.
• You’re always one perspective shift away
• This faith-based article on engaging with popular culture made me reflect for a while
• Time with friends is one of the best things you can do for your health (allegedly)