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High Noon Highlights(1/28):Talor Gooch makes a comeback at Farmer’s Open

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Talor Gooch makes strong finish at Farmer’s Open:

After making a T3 in this weekend’s Farmer’s Open, it looks like Talor Gooch is back to himself after having his appendix removed last season.

They say the appendix is a useless body part but Talor Gooch wondered if his mojo went with his into the medical waste bin after it was removed last season.

But any sense of that notion is gone now as he backed up his fourth-place finish at the Desert Classic with an impressive tie for third at the Farmers Insurance Open.

It has rocketed the 27-year-old to a career high 27th in the FedExCup and given him every opportunity to make his first FedExCup Playoffs.

In his rookie PGA TOUR season in 2017-18 the Oklahoma native was by no means playing amazing but still found himself inside the top 125 on the FedExCup list heading into summer.

While he had failed to post a top 10 he had started to grow in confidence, particularly after a T13 at the Wells Fargo Championship.

And then the appendix had to come out.

“Up to that point I was playing decent and I think I made one cut after that,” Gooch said.

“That kind of threw me off a little bit.” {PGATour.com}

Michael Weathers reportedly to transfer to Nicholls State:

Pistols Firing Blog is reporting the former Oklahoma State basketball player Michael Weathers will transfer to Nicholls State.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Weathers has committed to further his basketball career at Nicholls State of the Southland Conference in Thibodaux, Louisiana. {Pistols Firing}

Cowboy Golf predicted to go back to the National Championship:

Just one year after winning the National Chamiponship against Alabama, Cowboy golf is getting talked about to make it back there. Golfweek wrote about what to expect from Cowboy Golf this year.

To little surprise, Oklahoma State concluded the fall at No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. The Cowboys are the defending national champions, and that 2017-18 campaign was dominant to the tune of 10 overall wins for one of the great teams in the history of college golf.

The follow-up squad may well be on its way to similar accolades. Oklahoma State won twice in the fall and boasts the top ranking by a fair margin. The squad also holds the top two players in the country: No. 1 Viktor Hovland and No. 2 Matt Wolff.

The Cowboys are certainly the national title favorites heading into the spring. But everything is far from decided. For one, Oklahoma State won’t have the advantage of hosting the NCAA Championship as it did last year. The 2019 championship will be contested at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., with Arkansas the host. {Golfweek}

That’s all for today folks. Have a fantastic day!