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Jim Souhan


Souhan: Much to love about the PGA's Bethpage Black course

Tiger Woods, left, and Brooks Koepka walk to the 14th fairway during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, 2019,

It's big, and beautiful.


Souhan: Shuffling patrons early on Sunday at the Masters

Prepping for a big Sunday


Souhan: Iowa's Zach Johnson hits a clunker of a shot, but no harm, no foul

Zach Johnson hits on the 18th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

He took a practice swing on the 13th tee Friday and accidentally hit his ball. It clanged off a the tee marker to his right and caromed forward.


Souhan: A rainy weekend ahead at the Masters

Who's promising, who's out


Former Gopher at The Masters

Wilhelm Schauman is working for a Swedish TV station


Souhan: At the Masters. A favorite, a sleeper, a (big name) long shot

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his putt on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in

Favorites and sleepers


Souhan: The good, the bad and the muddy from the Masters

Brandt Snedeker talked to six-year-old fan Caleb Daniel during a rainy practice round before the Masters at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., on Monda

Here's something you might not know: When it rains, the "patron''' walkways turn into a swamp. The course? The course is perfect.


Souhan: Virginia made Texas Tech pay for late lapse

Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti, left, is consoled by a teammate after losing to Virginia.

What evolved into a great championship battle spilled into overtime after an uncharacteristic defensive slip by Texas Tech.


Souhan: Izzo's mistake was linking manic outburst, real-world behavior

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo directs his team during a first round men's college basketball game against Bradley in the NCAA Tournament, Thursda

Gophers will face legendary the Michigan State coach two days after his controversial berating of a Spartans player in Round 1.


Souhan: Pitino wins coaching battle, steers Gophers into Round 2

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino questions a call during the first half of a first round men's college basketball game against Louisville in the NCAA To

Richard Pitino thoroughly outcoached his father's successor at Louisville to get his first NCAA victory as a head coach.


Souhan: My Super Bowl pick

The Rams' Michael Brockers (90) rallied his teammates before Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Six reasons why I'm picking the ...


Remembering Wade Wilson: A decent, kind man on a chaotic Vikings team

From Atlanta


Souhan rapid reaction: Only the result matters as Vikings shut down Detroit

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) leaves the stands after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against th

The details don't matter much at this time of the year because the Vikings have entered the portion of the season in which only math matters.


Souhan postgame reaction: Vikings in great shape for playoffs

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook held up two fingers to signify his second touchdown of the game after his 21 yard scoring run in the fourth

With their 41-17 victory over Miami on Sunday, the Vikings likely will need only a victory against a battered Detroit team next Sunday to make the playoffs.


Souhan: Vikings haven't done much to show they're a playoff team

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2,

The Vikings are 6-5-1 with four games remaining and their spotty play on Sunday provided another reminder that we have little evidence, apart from preseason prognostications, that they are a good team.


Souhan: Belichick will challenge the Vikings on Sunday

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick faces reporters before an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Pho

What's fascinating about covering the NFL is that every week everyone knows what the coaching staffs should be trying to accomplish, yet so often the coaching staffs fail to make it happen. It's different when you cover a Patriots game. Bill Belichick usually makes it happen.


Souhan rapid reaction: Cousins again shows he likes facing Packers

Sunday night, Kirk Cousins outperformed Aaron Rodgers and led the Vikings to a 24-17 victory over Green Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium


Souhan postgame: Vikings needed a game like this one

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen caught a 2 yard touchdown over Lions corner back Nevin Lawson in the second quarter at U.S.Bank Stadium Sunday 4, 2018 i

The Vikings needed a game like this - a laugher, an opportunity to coast, a chance to go into the bye feeling good and looking like a playoff contender.


Souhan rapid reaction: Not always pretty, but Vikings win

Good teams tend to win as a matter of habit, and the Vikings have been forming one of late, as they exhibited with their 37-17 victory over the Jets on Sunday.


Souhan rapid reaction: Thielen produces again

Adam Thielen made a catch during the first half of Sunday's game.

Adam Thielen has become the NFL's most consistently excellent receiver, and on Sunday he became Kirk Cousins' safety belt as well.