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Oklahoma State on PGA Tour: 5 former Cowboys to play in 2020 PGA Championship

Can Rickie Fowler break through and win his first major championship?

PGA Championship - Preview Day 3 Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Oklahoma State will be well represented at the first golf major of the year this week with five former Cowboys competing at the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

This time of year is usually when the PGA is playing its final major of the year, but with the coronavirus pandemic forcing sports to shut down around the globe the PGA Championship will serve as the first golf major this year.

Former Cowboys Rickie Fowler, Talor Gooch, Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren and Matthew Wolff will be in action.

Fowler is the most high-profiled Cowboy among the group with five PGA Tour wins and three second-place finishes at majors (2014 U.S. Open and The Open, 2018 Masters) and a third-place at the 2014 PGA Championship. He has yet to win a tournament this year.

Gooch has two top-10 finishes this year at the Houston Open (tied for fourth) and The Genesis Invitational (tied for 10th). He tied for 66th at the 2017 U.S. Open in his lone major appearance.

Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour in February when he claimed the Puerto Rico Open. It’ll be his first PGA Championship outing.

Noren hasn’t won on the PGA Tour, but he’s made noise on the European Tour with 10 career wins. The Swede’s best major finish at the 2017 Open when he tied for sixth.

Wolff, like Hovland, has one PGA Tour win with a victory at the 3M Open in July 2019. This will be Wolff’s first time playing in a major.

How to watch

Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESPN+; 3-9 p.m., ESPN

Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon, ESPN+; Noon to 3 p.m., ESPN; 3-9 p.m., CBS

Sunday: 9-11 a.m., ESPN+; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ESPN; 2-8 p.m., CBS

All times Central time