Qualifying for a Korn Ferry Tour event is certainly tough. If you do make it, it’s even tougher to actually make the cut. One golfer came to the Ozarks this week trying to do just that after nearly giving up on those dreams for good. “He said, ‘I think I need to quit golf’,” said Springfield native Mike Swann. When Swann got the call back in March, he could hardly believe it.
Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
There have been discussions between Texas and Oklahoma and SEC officials about switching conferences, but no formal invitations have been extended, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
The qualifying round for the Price Cutter Charity Championship always brings out some of the area’s best golfers, but this year proved once again that you never know who you might find on the course trying to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour event.
The Chiefs could have stood pat after their second consecutive AFC championship, trusting in the fact that Patrick Mahomes would be their quarterback, Andy Reid their coach, and they would remain contenders for the foreseeable future.
When Will Duff signed with Vanderbilt Baseball his senior year of high school in 2019, he said he was ready to explore somewhere new. “I wanted to get out of Springfield, and Vanderbilt’s baseball program goes unsaid. They’re an amazing program,” Duff said at his signing day that year. So the Springfield Catholic star went off to Nashville, appearing in ten contests his freshman year and racking up a pair of multi-hit games for the Commodores. Then the pandemic cut that season short.
The Golden Spikes Award, considered the most prestigious among college baseball’s national player of the year honors, recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the United States based on their athletic ability, sportsmanship, character, and overall contribution to the sport.
After Royals manager Mike Matheny elected to have reliever Greg Holland (2-4) walk the dangerous José Ramírez to put runners at first and second, Reyes made him pay with his blast into the left-field seats.
The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is teaming with USA Football to host three youth football coaching clinics across Missouri this summer while his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation has provided grants to 15 youth football leagues.
Patrick Maroon of the Tampa Bay Lightning is on verge of history. He would become the fourth player in NHL history and first since 1964 to win the Stanley Cup three seasons in a row with two different teams.
Swimming caps designed for natural hair won’t be allowed at the Tokyo Olympics, with the sport’s world governing body saying they are unsuitable due to them not “following the natural form of the head.”
The past athletic year for Bolivar was, in a word: historic. “We won seven district titles. The most we had won before that was five,” said 2020-2021 Activities Director Todd Schrader. “This was the most state trophies we had won ever, which was three.”
Jake Burger’s Twitter bio has a quote: “In order to rise from its own ashes; A Phoenix must first burn.” For the ex-Missouri State star, that burning came in the form of two achilles tendon injuries in a 10 month span. Now, like the Phoenix in his quote, Burger is rising all the way to Major League Baseball, being called up by the White Sox from their Triple-A Affiliate in Charlotte.