Scheffler positive for COVID-19, out of U.S. Open

After turning in one of the best rookie campaigns on the PGA Tour in 2019-20, Scottie Scheffler will start his sophomore season in quarantine instead of in the U.S. Open.

The 24-year-old American has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss next week’s Open at Winged Foot in New York, the USGA announced in a tweet Sunday.

“We are sorry to lose a member of the USGA family in this year’s field,” USGA senior managing director John Bodenhamer said in the tweet. “We look forward to welcoming him back to the U.S. Open for many years to come.”

Scheffler is the first player on tour to test positive for COVID-19 in six weeks. Coincidentally, Branden Grace — the last player before Scheffler to test positive — will replace Scheffler at Winged Foot based on the World Golf Ranking.

Scheffler, the low amateur at the 2017 U.S. Open while still playing at the University of Texas, had been on a roll of late.

He turned in the second-lowest 72-hole score at the Tour Championship last week after finishing tied for 20th at the BMW Championship the week before. Prior to that, Scheffler posted back-to-back top-five finishes. At the second of those two events, The Northern Trust near Boston, Scheffler fired a 59 in the second round.

He is currently 29th in the Official World Golf Ranking.


Five Observations From OSU’s 40-21 Win Over Tulsa

By Michael Doutey It wasn’t always pretty for Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys leave non-conference play 3-0 after a 40-21 win over Tulsa Saturday afternoon. The Pokes had some great moments and also had some learning moments. But the Pokes get the win and now look to next week and a trip to Austin to…

Five Observations from OSU’s Dominating 56-14 Win over McNeese

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma State Cowboys handled their business against McNeese, 56-14 in OSU’s home opener in front of a sold-out Boone Pickens Stadium. Now the Pokes turn to week three and their short road trip to Tulsa to face the Golden Hurricanes. But here are tonight’s five observations from the Poke’s second win…

Mike Gundy’s Press Conference for McNeese

by Michael Doutey Mike Gundy met with the media this afternoon to brief the media before Oklahoma State’s home opener against McNeese. One of the bigger things that came from today’s press conference was an update on Senior linebacker, Calvin Bundage. Bundage had a back injury that kept him out most of fall camp. But…

Five Observations from Oklahoma State’s 52-36 Win over Oregon State

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma State Cowboys open the season with a road victory 52-36 over Oregon State. The Cowboys were dominant on offense while the defense looked much like it has in the past. But the Pokes get their win and look like they have found their quarterback of the future in Spencer Sanders.…