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Daily Bullets (July 8): Wolff Takes Home His First (PGA) Win, Phil Steele Talks OSU

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Man, it was fun to see Matthew Wolff win yesterday -that eagle putt was an all-timer. 


Bullets Rundown

• Wolff takes home win No. 1
• Phil Steele talks Cowboys
• Here comes McBryde?


OSU Bullets

Matthew Wolff had ice in his veins to seal the deal on his first tour win.

Wolff shot a 6-under 65 in his round Sunday, an impressive day on the course no doubt, but it was three strokes worse than his ridiculous round Saturday. In his third round, Wolff made the turn 6-under for the day and finished the par-71 course in only 62 strokes.

On Sunday, Wolff birdied holes 2, 5, 10 14 and 15 (all par-fours) and bogeyed No. 9 setting up his magic on 18.

With the victory, Wolff joins Tigers Woods and Ben Crenshaw as players that have won an NCAA individual title and a PGA Tour event in the same year. [PFB]

Wolff has already delivered on his promising outlook but it’s crazy to think he’d win this quickly.

• CFB expert Phil Steele honed in on a unique number on recent Cowboy teams.

“Oklahoma State is a team that is 6-1 in their last seven games against top 25 teams. They proved last year that they can lose to anybody in any given day. They lost the Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Baylor all as a favorite. The shocking number to me, Robert is that they’re 4-5, their last nine Big 12 home games despite being favored in all nine, that’s a little bit of a shocker…” [GoPokes]

That’s equally impressive and disheartening. You’ve got your impressive Texas and West Virginia wins but disappointing losses to subpar Texas Tech and Kansas State teams in recent years. They’re a tough nut to crack – it’s almost better to bet against your instinct on principal.

• I hadn’t thought much about this – is the 2019 Cowboy Football recruiting class filled up?

Technically, the Cowboys have only filled 24 of the allowed 25 spots in the class, but by this point in the summer, identifying another prospect is unlikely. OSU tried to comb the market for hidden gems in the junior-college ranks or on the transfer portal.

One name that has been floating around is that of Auburn linebacker Richard McBryde. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound native of Troy, Alabama, was a backup in 2016-17 and suffered a season-ending neck injury during preseason camp last season. [NewsOK]

I’m sure Jim Knowles would take an extra body in the form of an experienced SEC defender.

• Did Wolff’s celebration look familiar yesterday? This was awesome.

• If you ranked college football players for fantasy football purposes – Chuba Hubbard would be a top 15 running back and Tylan Wallace would be a top-five receiver.

• Congrats to this Cowgirl on winning the gold yesterday – I had no idea how dominant the U.S. women had been in the World Cup.

Campus is getting fixed up a bit around the corner behind the outfield in the softball stadium.


Non-OSU Bullets

• Tramel tries to cheer up Thunder fans with the glass half-full on the Paul George trade

• Flew through this short read late last week – a great book to help your process if you do anything creatively

• The science behind why we laugh was ok

Here’s my favorite Russ trade:

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