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Thursday marked the beginning of the Masters, one of four major golf tournaments throughout the year and widely regarded as the most prestigious (maybe it’s because the winner gets a cool green jacket and there are many hallowed traditions at Augusta). To no one’s surprise, last year’s winner, 22 year old Jordan Spieth lead the board after the first day but the tournament continues throughout the weekend so it could be anyone’s tournament by Sunday.
The Golden State Warriors kept their dream of 73 wins alive by beating the San Antonio Spurs Thursday evening. With their 70th win, the Warriors also secured the #1 seed in the Western Conference. Golden State has 3 games left and must win all 3 to surpass the record 0f 72 wins set by the 1995/6 Chicago Bulls. Warriors 112, Spurs 101.No comments
We are slowly seeing the evolution of the next Tiger Woods. Jordan Spieth has won two major tournaments this year, and now, at The Open in Scotland, he is in line to potentially win 3. Spieth had a slow start the first two days, but he shot so well on Day 3 that he is now just one stroke behind the leaders at -11. Spieth will play Monday. He is a player that could dominate the sport for the next 10 years.
In the NBA, Denver Nuggets point guard, Ty Lawson, continues to get in trouble. After committing his 2nd DUI this year, he had to check into alcohol counseling. On account of this, the Nuggets have made it known that they are ready to move on from the Ty Lawson era. Earlier this month, they tried to trade him to the Sacramento Kings for a draft pick, but the Kings didn’t bite. Now, it appears that the Houston Rockets are willing to give Lawson another chance. The Rockets need an efficient point guard, and he seems like the perfect fit for the system. This could be a good move for the Team.
In the NFL, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees once said that he thought he could play quarterback until he was 45. Currently, he’s 36, and while the Saints struggled last season, Brees will likely bounce back and show the world that he’s still got what it takes. Brees also said that he could get involved in politics after his career finished. He said he hadn’t yet thought about what arena of politics would interest him, but said that there is a lot of things he wants to do and could move towards an avenue that would allow him to make a difference.No comments
Jordan Spieth Wins US Open, Johnson’s Epic Collapse, Richardson Donates 100K To Victims Of Charleston Church Shooting
Jordan Spieth won the US Open on Sunday. At only 21 years old, he is the first player (since Tiger Woods in 2002) to win the Masters and US Open trophy in the same season. As impressive as Spieth was, everyone is talking about the epic collapse from Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole. Dustin had chance to win tournament with an easy eagle putt but missed then missed the birdie which would have tied the tournament. It just shows how humbling this sport can be.
The owner of the Carolina Panthers, Jerry Richardson, donated 100K to the victims of the Charleston church shooting. Richardson gave 10k to each family and 10k to the church.No comments
The main event of the weekend: The Masters. It was certainly an historic event this year at Augusta. The boy of the hour was 21-year old phenom Jordan Spieth. He came out of the gates with a marvelous performance. Others in the field played well too. Phil Mickelson finished second, Justin Rose came in third, and even Rory Mcllroy, Tiger Woods’ theoretical heir apparent, finished 4th with a remarkable -12. But, Spieth was beyond incredible finishing with a -18. That ties the score for best ever 72 hole total at the Masters (tied with Tiger Woods in 1997). Plus, Spieth is only 21 years old, becoming the second youngest player to ever win the Masters (again, Tiger Woods). If Spieth can keep this up, we may be seeing another Sports Icon in the making.
In other Masters’ headlines, Tiger Woods had a big scare on Sunday when he hit a root in the ground. When you’re swinging a golf club hard, and not expecting to hit anything, that shock can really mess up the nerves in your hand. When Tiger did it, you could immediately see him grimace and shake his hand. He is already injury prone, and any more injuries could seriously derail his career even further.
In the NFL, quarterback Russell Wilson is expecting to get a very big contract from the Seattle Seahawks. In his first 3 years, he has led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice, winning one. The Seahawks will definitely want to lock him up long-term. Wilson, however, said that he’s not ready to close all doors on a baseball career yet. The Texas Rangers currently have his rights, and Wilson said he wants to keep his options open. Would the Seahawks allow a contract that permits him to play baseball? Seems unlikely, but they do want to keep him happy. We haven’t seen a double sport player in quite a while.No comments