Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all boast 8-3 records heading into the last weekend of the regular season. Ole Miss and State are ranked. All are headed to bowls. USM plays for a division championship Saturday.
When Mississippi’s PGA Tour stop began so humbly 48 years ago, organizers called it the Magnolia State Classic. With nearly half a century of history, it now seems perfectly clear a more appropriate name was available: The Monsoon Open.
This is the tale of two guys named Smylie, one a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie sensation who shot 61 in the final round of a recent Las Vegas golf tournament to win fame, fortune ($1.15 million) and a spot in The Masters next April.
Hall of Famer Bert Jenkins, perhaps the best coach I ever covered and certainly in the top two or three, was not a screamer. Hollering and yelling — and certainly cussing — weren’t necessary for this gentleman/coach to make his points.