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High Noon Highlights (11/20): Rickie Fowler added to President’s Cup team

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Rickie Fowler to replace Koepka in President’s Cup:

This morning Brooks Koepka announce he would have to withdraw from Team USA due to a knee injury. Captain of the team, Tiger Woods has chosen former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler to take Koepka’s place on the team. Fowler has not played in a tournament since August.

“Brooks and I talked, and he’s disappointed that he won’t be able to compete,” said Woods. “I told him to get well soon, and that we’re sorry he won’t be with us in Australia. He would clearly be an asset both on the course and in the team room.”

Fowler will now play for the third time on the U.S. Team following a strong showing in 2017 at Liberty National where he was undefeated with a 3-0-1 record.

“I spoke to Rickie and he has agreed to join the U.S. Team,” Woods said. “Rickie has played on a couple Presidents Cup teams, was someone seriously considered for a pick and is well respected and liked by his teammates. I know he’s going to do a great job for us. We’re all excited about this year’s event. The course is outstanding, the fans will be loud and we’re playing against great competitors. We’re ready to go.” {presidentscup.com}

Fall Report on Softball:

After a trip to the World Series last year, a some national attention brought on by Samantha Show and her amazing bat-flips, the Cowgirls are ready to keep it going. What Coach Gajewski has done in 5 seasons is amazing and it starts with his team’s attitude.

However, the bat flip at Oregon wasn’t the catalyst, argues Gajewski, as he attributes opening weekend in Houston as the tipping point for his 2019 squad. He recalled walking back to the bus after their 5-1 victory over Houston,

“The bus was swaying back and forth. I thought to myself, the swag meter just hit here.”

“Stillwater is a blue-collar town,” explains Gajewski, “a chip on our shoulder type of place. We embrace this. This is who we have to be, and 60 miles down the road, they do it a different way.” {D1Softball}

Cowgirl Coverage Podcast:

Cowgirl Soccer is headed out west for the NCAA tournament where they’ll take on and Triple Play Sports and the Cowgirl Coverage Podcast brought on Elise Hawn to talk about her experience with Cowgirl Soccer.

Around the Big 12:

Paul Finebaum says the Big 12 has been eliminated from the Playoff

Song of the Day:

Well it’s melody from the CMA’s.