NORMAN – Oklahoma men’s golf head coach Ryan Hybl announced the Sooners’ 2021 spring schedule on Friday.
The top-ranked Sooners are slated to compete in six regular-season events before entering the postseason as the program will look to compete for its third national championship.
“We couldn’t be happier with our schedule for the spring,” Hybl said. “It provides us the opportunity to play against the best teams every week and at great venues along the way. Our spring schedule is going to help us prepare for the postseason. We look forward to getting out there and competing.”
The Sooners, who concluded their fall season ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek poll, open their spring Feb. 14-16 at The All-American at the Golf Club of Houston. OU will remain in the Lone Star state for its second tournament when it travels to TPC San Antonio for the Cabo Collegiate March 1-3. The Cabo Collegiate will feature seven of Golfweek’s top-20 teams, in addition to Pac-12 powerhouses Arizona State and Stanford.
OU takes on another deep field at The George Hannon in Austin, Texas, March 15-16. Hybl’s team then travels to the state of Arizona, where the NCAA Championship will be held, to play in the prestigious N.I.T. at Omni Tucson National March 20-21.
The Sooners wrap up their regular season with a pair of April events, opening with the Calusa Cup in Naples, Fla., April 4-6 and closing the regular season April 9-11 at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas.
Postseason play is set to open April 26-28 with the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes CC in Hutchinson, Kan. If selected, the Sooners then compete in the NCAA Regionals on either May 15-18 or May 16-19. Pending the results at NCAA Regionals, Oklahoma could then qualify for its 10th consecutive NCAA Championship, which would mark the second-longest streak (1981-96) in program history. The NCAA Championship will be held at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the first year of a three-year agreement.
The Sooners bring a stacked lineup into the spring season, boasting six top-30 players, including four inside the top 10. Hybl’s team showcases three All-American redshirt seniors, two Haskins Award watch list honorees and a pair of individual winners from the fall season in Logan McAllister and Patrick Welch.
All-Americans Quade Cummins, Garett Reband and Jonathan Brightwell all represented Team USA at the Arnold Palmer Cup in December. Cummins and Reband are slotted at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, in the latest PGA Tour U rankings, with Brightwell at No. 29. The PGA Tour U system will grant automatic Korn Ferry Tour status to the nation’s top five seniors and allow Nos. 6-15 to choose an international tour, officially bridging collegiate and professional golf.
OU finished the 2019-20 campaign ranked No. 2 in the nation by multiple publications, and the Sooners are the lone program in the country to appear in the last four NCAA match-play championships.