National Sports

Steve Stricker Wins Inaugural Sanford International

Fires Final Round 67 To Win By Four Shots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   While passing the time during the rainy early part of the week at the Sanford International, Steve Stricker wasn’t recognized as a professional golfer while out shopping in Sioux Falls. It’s safe to say that might change if he returns next year. Stricker fired a final round 67 to pull away and win the inaugural Sanford…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Tournament Director Greg Conrad Puts A Wrap On The Inaugural Week

Big Crowds & Jack Nicklaus Highlight First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural Sanford International is in the books, and it’ll be a tough act to follow in years to come!  Tournament director Greg Conrad is already looking ahead to next year and chatted with sports director Mark Ovenden after Sunday’s final round to look back at the weekend and look ahead.  Click on the video viewer…

Stricker & Jobe Share Lead Entering Final Round Of Sanford International

Several Others Within Striking Distance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  RECAP COURTESY PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR Course Setup: Par 70 / 6,629 yards (R2 Scoring average: 71.079, Cumulative: 69.687) Weather: Mostly sunny skies with a high of 57. Winds 8-15 mph out of the north. Note: Lift, clean and place was in effect. Media Contacts: Jackie Servais, JackieServais@pgatourhq.com, c: 303-249-6439 Chris Richards, ChrisRichards@pgatourhq.com, c: 678-644-4258   Player…

Jack Nicklaus Plays Sioux Falls & Meets Kate Wynja

PGA's Career Major Record Holder Plays Rare Round In Public At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The greatest golfer in history is helping Sioux Falls make more history at the Sanford International. Jack Nicklaus has played all over the world, and today he played at Minnehaha Country Club.  The Golden Bear is the gold standard of professional golf, holding the record with 18 major wins and standing third all time with 73…

Jerry Smith & Three Others Lead After First Round Of Sanford International

Iowa Native Shoots 7-Under Par 63

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first ever PGA Tournament event in South Dakota got off to a rousing start on Friday afternoon, with four players sharing the lead after the opening round of the Sanford International.  Click on the video viewer for first round highlights and interviews with Jerry Smith and Onida native Tom Byrum.  You can view the leaderboard…

PGA Champions Tour Pros Enjoying Sioux Falls In Rain (And Some Anonymity)!

Soggy Weather Prompting Pros To Explore Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If there’s been one benefit to all the rain, it’s that PGA Champions Tour pros are getting a chance to explore more of Sioux Falls. For John Daly that meant a trip to the casinos. For others it’s meant checking out shops and restaurants.  Pros like Steve Stricker are impressed with how excited everyone in the area…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Minnehaha Superintendent David Swift

Groundskeepers Trying To Dry Out Course

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain has turned the inaugural Sanford International into a soggy mess.  Fortunately, clear skies and calm weather is expected when the tournament tees off tomorrow, and course officials are scrambling to dry out Minnehaha Country Club.  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden spoke live with superintendent David Swift to see what is being done to get the…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Champions Tour Pro Jerry Smith

Play Begins Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain washed away the remainder of the Sanford International Pro-Am on Thursday, meaning it’s time for the real tournament to begin!  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden talked live with Champions Tour pro Jerry Smith about the tournament and more.  Click on the video viewer for that interview! Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Champions…

KDLT Sanford International Preview Show

A Look Inside The First Ever PGA Champions Tour Event In Sioux Falls!

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time ever, Sioux Falls is hosting a PGA Champions Tour event.  The Sanford International tees off on Friday, and KDLT has you covered with all you need to know about the tournament in our special Sanford International Preview Show!  We’ll have a look inside the ropes at the key holes, personalities, and…

John Daly Hoping To Play Sanford International Through Back Pain

Two-Time Major Champion Amongst First To Practice Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the biggest fan favorites on the PGA Champions Tour, two-time major champion John Daly, was amongst the first golfers on the course practicing at the Sanford International on Monday. He’s hoping to play through the full weekend with treatment at Sanford for his bad back. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Golf,…

Excited Champions Tour Pros Begin Practice At Sanford International

Players Eager To Meet New Fans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the most anticipated weeks in Sioux Falls history is underway as Champions Tour players are arriving and practicing at Minnehaha Country Club ahead of this weekend’s Sanford International. The pros began arriving last night and have been out and about today on the course or at the driving range.  Playing in a new event…

Smith is Impressed with Champions Tour Players

Smith is Impressed with Champions Tour Players

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Iowa native Jerry Smith plays on the Champions Tour. So who better than to talk about how good these guys can play the game. He says fans will be really impressed with the field in the Sanford International next week at Minnehaha Country Club. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Champions Tour, Jerry SMith, Sanford…

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

MINNEAPOLIS, MN… The Minnesota Vikings lost another offensive lineman to injury last Thursday, so Monday they signed former SDSU lineman Bryan Witzmann. The 6-7, 320 pound lineman started 13 games last year for the Chiefs and appeared in 27 games the last 2 seasons. He was undrafted in 2014 and spent time with the Cowboys, Texans and Saints in addition…

Strom Boosts Chances to Make Top 10 on Symetra Tour

Strom Boosts Chances to Make Top 10 on Symetra Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Sweden’s Linnea Strom won her first professional tournament Sunday when took home the $31,500 first place check at the Great Life Challenge at Willow Run. For the rookie who left Arizona State early, she vaulted all the way to 2nd place on the Symetra Tour money list and is one step closer to her goal of playing…

Great Weekend For Linnea Strom At GreatLIFE Challenge

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —  Though Willow Run is a little less than 4500 miles from Linnea Strom’s native Sweden, the GreatLIFE Challenge felt like a family affair with several Swedish teammates cheering her on and her dad on the bag as caddy. “He’s a calm person so it’s nice having him on the bag. He knows exactly what to say…

Linnea Strom Wins GreatLIFE Challenge

Native Of Sweden Beats Charlotte Thomas By One Stroke

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 3-under par 67 final round performance in the fourth annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course proved to be enough for Linnea Ström (Hovas, Sweden) to step into the winner’s circle for the first time in her professional career.   The Arizona State University alumna recorded an eagle, four birdies and three…

GreatLIFE Challenge Wide Open After Three Rounds

Final Round Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A familiar name in the fourth annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course heads into the final round with a one-shot lead, as Linnea Ström (Hovas, Sweden) put together a 4-under par 66 today and is 8-under par overall. The Symetra Tour rookie also shared the lead after round one on Thursday. Now,…

Ardina Maintains Lead At GreatLIFE Challenge

Symetra Tour Money Leader Has A One Shot Lead After Two Rounds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s an all too familiar position for Dottie Ardina (Laguna, Philippines) to hold an advantage after two rounds, but with two more remaining in the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course she has plenty of room to capture a win.   After four runner-up finishes this season, the current No. 1 in the…