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Matthew McConaughey owes pretty much his entire career to this drunken golf story | This is the Loop

It’s hard to remember a time when Matthew McConaughey wasn’t a walking, talking, living, breathing legend. But, according to rumor and heresay, there was such a time. 1992, to be exact, when McConaughey was just one of a bajillion prospective film students at the University of Texas. In a year’s time, he would be a cult hero thanks to his turn as Wooderson in ‘Dazed & Confused’, but it was a role he might never have gotten if it weren’t for one (very) drunken golf story.

The scene, as it’s laid out in Melissa Maerz’s new book ‘Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused’, is this: Don Phillips, Hollywood casting agent (and legendary drinker), bellies up to the bar at the Hyatt Austin. It’s the summer of ‘92. Phillips is in town filling a few final roles for a film he calls “this generation’s ‘Fast

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The Latest: Virus sidelines four more college football teams | Golf

Ukraine risks forfeiting the game as a 3-0 loss for failing to ensure replacement players were available. The squad had been hit with virus cases before arriving in Switzerland.

——— The Cleveland Browns are placing starting right tackle Jack Conklin, kicker Cody Parkey, and long snapper Charley Hughlett on the COVID-19 list.

It’s the latest development with the virus for the team, which previously placed offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and fullback Andy Janovich on the list and had a staffer test positive for the novel coronavirus last week.

The NFL created the list for players who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person.

The Browns have had to close their facility twice in the past six days to do contact tracing after receiving results of a positive test.

Conklin signed with Cleveland as a free agent in

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Masters 2020: Tiger Woods just had the worst hole of his career with a 10 (Yes, TEN) on No. 12 | Golf World

Tiger Woods’ chances of winning a record-tying sixth green jacket were dashed long before he teed off in Sunday’s final round. That didn’t make what he did during his latest tour around Amen Corner any less shocking.

On a day when golf fans were buzzing about Augusta National changing the traditional easy pin position on the par-3 16th, the usual back-right hole location on No. 12 was still there. And still wreaking havoc.

But while it was those around Woods who struggled on the hole during the final round in 2019, it was Woods himself on Sunday. First, a tee shot that spun off the green and into Rae’s Creek. Then after a drop, a second ball that didn’t have enough on it and wound up wet. From there, somehow, things got worse.

His fifth went long and ended up in a difficult spot in the back bunker. Woods blasted

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The confidence-boosting reason Carlos Ortiz’s Houston Open win could completely change his career | Golf World

The impact of a breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour isn’t just from the win itself, but many times how it was achieved. When you perform with a measure of calm, stare down the No. 1 player in the world, tender a bogey-free 65 and cap it all off in style with a birdie on the 72nd hole when protecting a one-stroke lead, there are incalculable dividends to reap.

It might take some time for the benefits to manifest, for Carlos Ortiz to absorb the full measure of his victory Sunday in the Vivint Houston Open. But the young Mexican probably is OK with that. Because there is the win, finally. There is the validation. That’s enough, for now.

How he uses the experience is a story worth watching, yet one that can wait for another day. Maybe the tears he shed in the aftermath at Memorial Park Golf Course

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Augusta Honors Elder with Endowed Golf Scholarships at HBCU Paine College

Lee Elder, who in 1975 became the first black man to compete in the Masters Tournament, is being honored by August National with scholarships in his name. In addition, the golf club has invited him to be an Honorary Starter alongside Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus for the 2021 Masters, which begins Thursday. The announcement was made by Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley at Paine College, a historically black college and university (HBCU) in Augusta, Ga.

“The opportunity to earn an invitation to the Masters and stand at that first tee was my dream, and to have it come true in 1975 remains one of the greatest highlights of my career and life,” Elder said. “It also gives me great pride to know that my first Masters appearance continues to make a positive impact on others. Throughout my career, helping young men and women achieve their dreams through education has

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Phil Mickelson just recorded the worst score of his career on a par 3 | Golf World

Phil Mickelson’s early exit from the Houston Open means he’ll have more time to prep for next week’s Masters—he just might have to restock on golf balls before heading to Augusta National.

During Friday’s second round at Memorial Park Golf Course, the five-time major champ nearly deposited a sleeve of Callaways into a creek on the par-3 ninth hole. Mickelson eventually found the green with his sixth shot before two-putting for an eight that made it clear he wouldn’t make the 36-hole cut.

While the 50-year-old Mickelson is no stranger to big numbers, the quintuple-bogey eight is actually the worst of his storied PGA Tour career.

Pretty crazy when you consider how many par 3s Mickelson has played the past three decades. Here’s a look at what this disastrous hole looked like on Shot Tracker:

And you can click here to watch the entire mess that included a wet tee

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This chart of career Masters earnings converted to current value will make Jack Nicklaus do a double take | Golf World

Today’s golfers make more than their predecessors, a fact that’s quite evident if you spend any time perusing a PGA Tour star’s social-media accounts. But it’s always jarring to see just how much more they make. And at this point, Jack Nicklaus might want to look away.

Statistician Lou Stagner recently put together a ranking of career earnings at the Masters, which obviously skews heavily toward recent players. But Stagner’s twist was to convert all prize money into 2019 dollars to give the older guys at least a fighting chance.

So the Golden Bear—with his six green jackets to go along with an astonishing 22 top 10s and 15 top fives at Augusta National—actually wound up in the top 20. Barely. Check out this pretty eye-popping rundown:

Of course, it’s no surprise to see Tiger Woods leading the way with his five Masters titles, including last year’s win that came

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Sports on TV, November 2-8: NFL, Breeders’ Cup, college football, soccer, golf, tennis and more

The following is a glance at sports on TV, including channels, radio listings and game times for local games and national sporting events for November 2-8, 2020. Frequent TV channel numbers are listed at the bottom of the page. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times Pacific.

Note: Check back often for updates throughout the week. For a complete list of sports on the air posts, bookmark topics.oregonlive.com/tag/sports%20on%20the%20air/

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

NFL

5:15 p.m.

ESPN — Tampa Bay at NY Giants, KXTG (750)

SOCCER

9:30 a.m.

NBCSN — Premier League: West Brom at Fulham

Noon

NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester at Leeds

KBO BASEBALL

1:30 a.m.

ESPN2 — Kiwoom at LG

1:30 a.m. Tuesday

ESPN2 — teams TBD

TENNIS

2 a.m.

Tennis — Paris-ATP

2 a.m. Tuesday

Tennis — Paris-ATP

SWIMMING

7 a.m.

CBSSN — ISL: N 6

COLLEGE SOCCER

10 a.m.

ACCN — Virginia Tech at Notre Dame

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Sports on TV, October 26-November 1: World Series, NFL, college football, soccer, golf and more

The following is a glance at sports on TV, including channels, radio listings and game times for local games and national sporting events for October 26-November 1, 2020. Frequent TV channel numbers are listed at the bottom of the page. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times Pacific.

Note: Check back often for updates throughout the week. For a complete list of sports on the air posts, bookmark topics.oregonlive.com/tag/sports%20on%20the%20air/

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

NFL

5:15 p.m.

ESPN — Chicago at LA Rams, KXTG (750)

SOCCER

10:30 a.m.

NBCSN — Premier League: West Brom at Brighton

SWIMMING

7 a.m.

CBSSN — ISL: N 4

COLLEGE GOLF

Noon

Golf — East Lake Cup

KBO BASEBALL

2:30 a.m. Tuesday

ESPN2 — teams TBD

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

WORLD SERIES

5 p.m.

Fox — Game 6 (if necessary): Tampa Bay vs. LA Dodgers, KMTT (910)/KFXX (1080)

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

5 p.m.

FS1 — Spring League:

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Humble ISD Education Foundation to host flexible golf tournament in November

The Humble ISD Education Foundation will be hosting the 2020 Humble ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament at Kingwood Country Club on Nov. 13

This year, the foundation will allow competitors to compete at different times so they can social distance while supporting the event. Participants are able to register and schedule a tee time at Kingwood Country Club between Oct. 13 and Nov. 12. Golfers will use an app to enter their score.

“School is in session, which means our teachers need our support. Playing in this tournament is a great way to support Humble ISD educators.” said Daniel Contreras, who is the Chair of the Humble ISD Education Foundation’s Golf Committee.

To register you can go online to www.humbleisdfoundation.org/golf.aspx. Registration will be open to individuals, teams and sponsors. There will be an online action,

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