MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — Pitcher Bobby Witt Jr., son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt, and softball pitcher Kelley Lynch have been honored as national prep athletes of the year. They received their trophies on Tuesday night.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been tabbed the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, with Oklahoma junior linebacker Kenneth Murray taking the defensive honor. Former Alabama quarterback and Oklahoma graduate transfer Jalen Hurts was picked as the league’s newcomer of the year in media voting. The league’s media days are next week.
UNDATED (AP) — Michael Kim had missed six out of seven cuts and changed coaches when he showed up at the John Deere Classic last year. He broke the tournament record at 27-under 257 and won by eight shots, matching Dustin Johnson and Francesco Molinari for the largest victory margin of the season. And then it was as if the week never happened. Since then, he has made only one 36-hole cut, at the Safeway Open.