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High Noon Highlights(2/1): Matthew Wolff continues to impress at Phoenix Open

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How Matthew Wolff’s debut is proof he’s becoming a star:

Wolff shot a 67 in Thursday’s first round of the Phoenix Open. After making his name known is last year’s NCAA Championship, people are now being exposed to Wolff on a PGA Tour stage. He’s taking it all in and enjoying every minute of it.

On Thursday, the 19-year-old Oklahoma State sophomore competed in his first PGA Tour round and answered the question of how he’d respond, emphatically. Wolff shot 4-under 67 and sat just three shots off the lead after the morning wave.

“Playing in front of a crowd like this, I never experienced anything like it before,” Wolff said.

The crowd likely hadn’t witnessed anything like Wolff before, either. At 6 feet, he packs a mean punch. He blew one drive almost 40 yards past his playing competitors, Max Homa and Stephan Jaeger, on the par-4 18th hole, blasting it 353 yards. On his final hole, the par-4 ninth, he carried the fairway bunker with a 345-yard poke. {Golf Channel}

Wolff’s unique swing:

If you’ve watch Wolff before, you know that he doesn’t have your typical swing. He’s been told if he didn’t change his swing, he wouldn’t make it. Wolff end up finding a coach that didn’t want him to change and the rest is history.

Boone twins interview:

Oklahoma State commits Kalib and Keylan Boone sat down for an in-depth interview to talk about playing basketball together growing up and their decision to go to Stillwater together.

Aso Pogi to become coach at John Marshall:

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi is returning to John Marshall High School after spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Mustang.

Pogi was named the Bears’ head coach Friday morning during a busy offseason for the former Oklahoma State and Central Oklahoma quarterback. He was named Putnam West’s new coach in December, but never signed the contract or worked with the team.

“I was excited to go to West, excited to try to turn that program,” Pogi told The Oklahoman. “I felt like I could. But there’s so much history with me and John Marshall. Those kids that were freshmen and sophomores, I know those kids. it’s a different dynamic and I have a lot of relationships established over there.” {The Oklahoman }

That’s all for today. Have a fantastic weekend!