Scott Verplank’s 40 years of golfing highs and lows

Scott Verplank’s 40 years of golfing highs and lows

The Berry Tramel Show: Welcome, Scott Verplank, to the Sellout Crowd Network.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Jan 29, 2024, 7:00pm CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Jan 29, 2024, 7:00pm CST

Scott Verplank was Longhorn bred but chose OSU instead and has made his golfing life in Oklahoma. He’s won NCAA championships, the U.S. Amateur, Ryder Cup matches and a most-emotional Byron Nelson Classic. Now Verplank is joining the Sellout Crowd Network for a golfing show, but first he hopped onto the Berry Tramel Show to talk about his extraordinary career. 

2:13: On winning a PGA Tour event as an amateur

4:07: On Tiger Woods’ impact on golf’s new young lions

5:41: On how he became an elite golfer

8:28: On why he went to OSU instead of Texas

12:04: On his OSU golf coach, Mike Holder

14:39: On his college career

16:53: On winning the PGA Tour’s Western Open as an amateur in 1985

19:04: On his favorite victory, the 2011 Byron Nelson Classic

Berry Tramel can be reached on Twitter/X, Instagram or via email at [email protected].

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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