59th after tying for fourth in the Honda Classic, is sitting pretty for an invitation as one of the top 64 in the world. Day said, “I really enjoyed (holes) No. 12 and 13 down by the river, the combo of a par-5 and a driveable par4. I love the side down by the river. It’s a beautiful setting. You’re in among the cliffs, then the back side is more open.” Ryan Moore loved “the variety of the holes because it doesn’t favor just one type of golfer.” Sergio Garcia called ACC “a great venue for match play that sets up great for risk-reward shots. You can be really aggressive. It’s one of the best match-play venues.” 3. Are you sitting down? The Texas baseball team has two sacrifice bunts in eight games. Two. Kansas State leads the Big 12 with nine. Only TCU with zero has fewer sac bunts than Texas, which had 12 by this point last season — four by Bret Boswell, who’s yet to lay one down but is hitting .333 with a homer and two doubles. Texas had 75 sacrifice bunts all of last year. Now if David Pierce can just cut down on his team’s Big 12-worst 75 strikeouts, 14 worse than runner-up Kansas. 4. Shaka Smart says watch out for Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski, who’s sitting out this season. Asked who could provide some leadership next year, Smart said of the 6-foot-9 Osetkowski, “The best candidate for that would be Dylan. I’m not saying he’s a savior who is going to come in and average 20 (points) and 10 (rebounds), but he’s the most outspoken and the most hungry. Eric (Davis Jr.) and Snoop (Kerwin Roach Jr.), those guys have two years under their belt. They’re really going to have to figure out their place and their role and the level of influence they want to have. They’re going to need to take a big jump.” ... The high-character Davis may not have excelled this season, but he showed up and served orange juice to 300 at the Foundation for the Homeless breakfast at 5 a.m. Tuesday. He said he does it because “it puts things in perspective.” ... Frank Mason wowed Kansas’ frenzied crowd Monday night and willed the Jayhawks’ comeback win over Oklahoma. “He’s building a strong case for national player of the year,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla told me. “KU’s success and Mason’s allaround brilliance clinch the case (for his Big 12 honors). He is an NBA outlier, but because small guards are a little more in vogue, his combination of speed, strength, competitiveness and shooting give him a chance to make a roster.” 5. Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Darren Woodson’s son might be the next big thing for the UT baseball program. He’s Jaden Woodson, a 16-yearold sophomore shortstop from Dallas Jesuit and already a Texas pledge. His dad said Jaden may be a better athlete than him. “I think so, too,” Jaden said. “I’ve got very good range at shortstop, and I’ve got some pop. I can swipe some bases, too.” The 6-foot, 175-pounder also played wide receiver in football but has given that sport up. He chose Texas over TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. 6. Scott Drew doesn’t get enough credit for the job he’s done at Baylor. The Bears are sitting as a second seed nationally and helped their standing by beating West Virginia after losing three of the last four games by a total of 11 points. His Bears are good every season and have wins over potential fellow No. 2 seeds Oregon and Louisville and other stout teams like Xavier and Virginia Commonwealth. The Bears have just one senior and are long and athletic, led by Jonathan Motley . ... If a Baylor male coach had made the pro-violence comments women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey made about punching someone in the face for saying they’d never send their daughter to Baylor, he’d have been suspended or worse. Mulkey should continue apologizing for her disgusting remarks that insult the victims involved in the school’s sexual assault scandal. 7. TSHOF inductee Wade Phillips put in his two cents about the travesty of excluding Terrell Owens from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I’m disappointed for him,” said Phillips, who coached Owens with the Cowboys. “He was one of the greatest players of all time. I do think he’ll get in because the offthe-field stuff was never a problem. No steroids, no drug use. He practiced hard all the time. It wasn’t like he was a prima donna. He played in the Super Bowl with a bad ankle, and not many players would have even played in that game. That showed he was a great player.” 8. Want to recognize UT Hall of Honor member Hub Ingraham, a great end and defensive back in the 1950s who died a week ago after a rich, fulfilling life of service and devotion to communication and family. As fine a gentleman as I’ve ever known. 9. I didn’t really want to like “La La Land.” I detest tap dancing, and the opening scene made me cringe. But I loved the story, acting and music. I think Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have great chemistry. Gave it 8½ ducks. Also loved “Manchester by the Sea.” Casey Affleck was terrific as was budding star Luke Hedges. Superb cinematography and sound-mixing. Gave it 9 ducks. C razy prediction: Adrian Peterson tops 1,200 yards and finishes among the top three rushers in the league.
Dylan Osetkowski (left), a transfer from Tulane who’s sitting out this season, is viewed as a potential leader for the Longhorns next year.