Updated: May 5
LIV Golf star Charles Howell III is ‘excited’ to return to Oklahoma in the coming weeks in a state that he calls his ‘second home’.
A star-studded lineup will be making their way to Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for LIV Golf Tulsa, 12-14 May.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, Howell III spent his early years in Norman, Oklahoma before moving to Augusta again. He later attended Oklahoma State University, where he played on the golf team.
Howell's golf career began when he turned professional in 2000. Over the years, the golfer made a name for himself with his consistent performances on the PGA Tour. He has eight professional wins to his name, including three on the PGA Tour and a huge win coming this year at LIV Golf Mayakoba.
Howell’s bogey-free 8-under 63 was the lowest score of any player on the LIV Golf 2023 season opener, and his first eight holes were even more impressive, as he produced six birdies to overtake 36-hole co-leaders Peter Uihlein and Talor Gooch. He eventually finished at 16 under, four strokes better than Uihlein, who shot a 68. Stinger GC’s Branden Grace was third at 10 under after shooting 67.
Some of Howell's other accomplishments on tour include winning the Nissan Open in 2007, the RSM Classic in 2018, and finishing second at the 2003 Masters Tournament and the 2002 PGA Championship.
Charles Howell III said: “I'm really excited to return to Oklahoma. It's a bit of a second home for me, going to school there. A few of us played college golf in Oklahoma. Oklahoma was a huge event for us to get on the schedule. It's an area that's a bit starved of professional golf, and it's a great sports place, and we're ready to get there.”