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Suzanne Halliburton

College sports reporter

 Suzanne Halliburton primarily writes about college athletics and Lance Armstrong for the Austin American-Statesman. She's worked at the paper since 1986 and her writing has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Women's Sports Foundation, Texas Managing Editors and Southwest APSE. She's known for her freakish memory and competitive shopping. She loves her dogs and would be a meteorologist if not for the whole sports-writing deal.  

Latest from Suzanne Halliburton

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson hangs on for Dell Match championship
 The body language was telling. Dustin Johnson usually didn’t give much away. Yet the world’s top-ranked golfer would raise a clinched fist after each birdie, acknowledging the large throng of people who followed him during Sunday’s finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. There were three such...

Posted: 2 days ago

The body language was telling. Dustin Johnson usually didn’t give much away. Yet the world’s top-ranked golfer would raise a clinched fist after each birdie, acknowledging the large throng of people who followed him during Sunday’s finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. There were three such...
Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm battle for Dell Match title
 The favorites won the early semifinal matches today at Austin Country Club. So it’ll be world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, one of the hottest golfers on the planet, vying this afternoon for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play championship. Johnson was pushed mightily by Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. Johnson’s par on the...

Posted: 2 days ago

The favorites won the early semifinal matches today at Austin Country Club. So it’ll be world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, one of the hottest golfers on the planet, vying this afternoon for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play championship. Johnson was pushed mightily by Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. Johnson’s par on the...
Dustin Johnson leads Dell Match semifinals, but look out for Jon Rahm
 Jon Rahm definitely was proud of his round. The 22-year-old Spaniard was the first in the field Saturday to earn a spot in Sunday’s semifinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, overwhelming Soren Kjeldsen 7 and 5. And Rahm didn’t mind complimenting himself for his near perfection at Austin Country Club. “There aren&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Jon Rahm definitely was proud of his round. The 22-year-old Spaniard was the first in the field Saturday to earn a spot in Sunday’s semifinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, overwhelming Soren Kjeldsen 7 and 5. And Rahm didn’t mind complimenting himself for his near perfection at Austin Country Club. “There aren&rsquo...
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson headlines semifinals for Dell Match Play
 Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked golfer in the world, earned the final spot for Sunday’s semifinals for WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Johnson beat Alex Noren, who was seeded eighth in the tournament, 3 and 2. The other three players in the semis, set for Sunday morning at Austin Country Club, weren’t among the top seeds when...

Posted: 3 days ago

Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked golfer in the world, earned the final spot for Sunday’s semifinals for WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Johnson beat Alex Noren, who was seeded eighth in the tournament, 3 and 2. The other three players in the semis, set for Sunday morning at Austin Country Club, weren’t among the top seeds when...
Jordan Spieth fails to make Dell Match round of 16
 Jordan Spieth failed to make the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. The former Texas Longhorn star halved his match with Ryan Moore. Japan’s Hideto Tanihara, playing a hole behind Spieth, won the group thanks to his victory over Yuta Ikeda. Tanihara beat the fifth-seeded Spieth Wednesday to open play at...

Posted: 4 days ago

Jordan Spieth failed to make the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. The former Texas Longhorn star halved his match with Ryan Moore. Japan’s Hideto Tanihara, playing a hole behind Spieth, won the group thanks to his victory over Yuta Ikeda. Tanihara beat the fifth-seeded Spieth Wednesday to open play at...
Dustin Johnson lives up to No. 1 ranking in rolling into round of 16
 Dustin Johnson has performed up to the expectations that come with being the top-ranked golfer in the world. On Friday, he effectively dealt with rain and thick humidity and easily earned a spot in Saturday’s round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. The day before, he conquered gale-force winds. And...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dustin Johnson has performed up to the expectations that come with being the top-ranked golfer in the world. On Friday, he effectively dealt with rain and thick humidity and easily earned a spot in Saturday’s round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. The day before, he conquered gale-force winds. And...
Much-needed win keeps Spieth in contention for Dell Match Play weekend
 Jordan Spieth managed to steady his game Thursday while a nasty wind whipped through trees, created white caps on the lake and tried to topple the flags adorning the slick greens at Austin Country Club. After his round, Spieth proclaimed that the conditions possibly were the “toughest I’ve ever seen it out here.” The former...

Posted: 5 days ago

Jordan Spieth managed to steady his game Thursday while a nasty wind whipped through trees, created white caps on the lake and tried to topple the flags adorning the slick greens at Austin Country Club. After his round, Spieth proclaimed that the conditions possibly were the “toughest I’ve ever seen it out here.” The former...
Weather shifts Friday tee times at the Dell Technologies Match Play

Posted: 5 days ago

WGC-Dell Technologies Match play tournament organizers have moved up Friday’s tee times because of severe storms expected in the area. Gates open at 7:15 a.m. and the first tee time is set for 7:30. That’s two hours earlier than originally scheduled. On Thursday, golfers were forced to contend with winds that were gusting in excess...
Big-name golfers continue to fall at Dell Match Play
 Soren Kjeldsen was victorious Thursday, meaning he’s knocked out Rory McIlroy from contention for a spot in the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. McIlroy is a crowd favorite who ranks No. 2 in the world. But he lost to Kjeldsen in the opening round Wednesday. The tournament continues Friday at Austin Country...

Posted: 5 days ago

Soren Kjeldsen was victorious Thursday, meaning he’s knocked out Rory McIlroy from contention for a spot in the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. McIlroy is a crowd favorite who ranks No. 2 in the world. But he lost to Kjeldsen in the opening round Wednesday. The tournament continues Friday at Austin Country...
Longhorns kick off NCAA swimming title defense with American record
 The Texas men, who are vying for their third straight national swimming and diving title, broke an American record Wednesday to kick off the NCAA meet in Indianapolis. The 800-yard freestyle relay team finished second to North Carolina State. Both the Wolfpack and Longhorns were faster than the American record, which was set by Texas back...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Texas men, who are vying for their third straight national swimming and diving title, broke an American record Wednesday to kick off the NCAA meet in Indianapolis. The 800-yard freestyle relay team finished second to North Carolina State. Both the Wolfpack and Longhorns were faster than the American record, which was set by Texas back...
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy first big upsets at Dell Match Play
 Defending champion Jason Day withdrew from WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Wednesday. He broke down in tears as he announced that his mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Day, ranked No. 3 in the world, said his mother is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday. He conceded the match to Pat Perez after the sixth hole, moments after...

Posted: 6 days ago

Defending champion Jason Day withdrew from WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Wednesday. He broke down in tears as he announced that his mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Day, ranked No. 3 in the world, said his mother is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday. He conceded the match to Pat Perez after the sixth hole, moments after...