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High Noon Highlights (1/2): Is Matthew Wolff the next big thing?

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Is Matthew Wolff the next big thing on tour?:

Wolff is not yet old enough to buy a drink, but he’s already turning heads on the PGA Tour.

He’s three months shy of turning 21 and already chasing the sun living out his dream of playing the game he loves for a living. Has an invite to the Masters. Just moved to Jupiter, a seaside haven on the southeast coast of Florida where a small fraternity of the best players in the world reside.

And in a year chock-full of big weeks – Tiger Woods’ title defense at the Masters, a U.S. Open in New York, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin – Wolff is on the cusp of becoming the next big thing.

Yes, with each arriving year, the golf world asks if there is a next big thing.

Most fail to live up to the label, but Wolff passes the eye test with an eye-popping, unorthodox swing that produces clubhead speed exceeding 130 mph at times.

And a check on his resume provides ample clues.

“He has a chance to be someone pretty special. Time will tell,” Rickie Fowler said.{Golf Week}

Oklahoma State’s best win of the 2010’s:

Land Grand Gauntlet reviewed the best win of the past decade for each Big 12 team. Here’s what they had to say about Oklahoma State. \

For the Pokes, you really have to go with a game from their 2011 season, which is might be the best in the school’s history. That year, Oklahoma State went 12-1, won the Big 12 conference, and became one of four Big 12 teams to win a New Year’s Six bowl in this decade. That game was the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, one that featured the quarterback-wide receiver duo of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon.

Oklahoma State put up over 400 yards of offense against the Cardinal, and the Weeden-Blackmon duo accounted for the Cowboys’ first two scores of the day, and three total. The two teams traded scores, with Stanford running their well-known ball control offense and the Pokes putting up big, dynamic plays. A missed Stanford field goal in overtime by the Cardinal gave Oklahoma State the opportunity to win the 38-38 overtime contest, and Quinn Sharp knocked it through the uprights to give the Pokes the victory. Runners Up: 49-17 vs. Baylor (2013), 49-29 vs. TCU (2015). {LGG}

Rudolph’s injury was scarier than they thought:

Mason Rudolph had his season with the Steelers end due to an injury. Which was scarier than first reported.

That’s what happened to Pittsburgh Steelers, and former Oklahoma State quarterback, Mason Rudolph a little over a week ago against the New York Jets.

In the third quarter, Rudolph was tackled and had to leave the game with an apparent shoulder injury. Come to find out, it was just a dislocated should, an injury that would end Rudolph’s season, but nothing too serious....or so everyone thought.

In an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they revealed that Rudolph’s shoulder injury was WAY more serious than just a simple dislocation.

Rudolph suffered a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation, an injury that can threaten several vital structures near the medial clavicle, including the trachea and aorta.

According to a medical journal from the US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, “Posterior dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) are rare events, occurring most commonly from motor vehicle accidents, athletic injuries, and falls. Due to the vital structures that lie posterior to the medial clavicle, namely the innominate artery, innominate vein, trachea, esophagus, and thoracic duct, this injury is a true emergency.” {Pokes Report}

Around the Big 12:

After another hit, Charlie Brewer needs to think about retiring from football

Biggest moments of the decade for WVU

Around sports:

Former NBA commissioner David Sterns passes away.

MVP: Lamar Jackson

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