SAN FRANCISCO — The Oklahoma men’s golf team is set to compete this week at the 53rd playing of The Goodwin presented by Palo Alto Networks and held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The three-day, 54-hole event tees off Thursday and closes play on Saturday afternoon at the historic golf course.
The 28-team field is the largest that Oklahoma will compete against this season until the NCAA Championship. The field features four ranked teams, including the 13th-ranked Sooners, as well as No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Georgia Tech and No. 20 Oregon.
A standard five-count-four event, the Sooners’ lineup is comprised of Stephen Campbell Jr., Jase Summy, Patrick Welch, Drew Goodman and Ben Lorenz. Matthew Troutman, who made his debut at the Men’s NIT earlier in March, will compete as an unattached player.
“As the crown jewel golf course in San Francisco’s Recreation & Parks portfolio, TPC Harding Park is thrilled to host the 2023 Goodwin Invitational Presented by Palo Alto Networks,” said Tom Smith, PGA General Manager. “We are excited to once again welcome some of the nation’s top collegiate athletes to test their skill on the same course enjoyed by the public, and Touring professionals alike. TPC Harding Park has a rich history of hosting high level tournaments and the opportunity to continue adding to this legacy is certainly a testament to how extraordinary this property is within the golfing world.”
Named after United States President Warren G. Harding, Harding Park Golf Course was opened on July 18, 1925, along the shores of Lake Merced, in San Francisco’s southwest corner. The initial 18-hole, 163-acre course was designed by Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, who also designed the nearby Olympic Club Lake Course. The course hosted the 2009 Presidents Cup and the 2020 PGA Championship, and The Goodwin returns to the course for the first time since 2018.
THE FIELD WITH GOLFSTAT RANKING
No. 11 Georgia Tech
No. 13 Oklahoma
No. 20 Oregon
San Jose State
No. 7 Stanford (host)
Teams will play 18 holes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. An individual and team champion will be crowned on Saturday afternoon.
TEE TIMES AND PAIRINGS
The Sooners tee off at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday off of No. 1, paired with Stanford, Georgia Tech and Oregon. Friday’s round gets started at 10:05 a.m. CT with the same groups. Saturday’s final pairings will be set based off the leaderboard.
Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com.