Brooks Koepka signs autographs for fans after a practice round at the PGA Championship on Tuesday. Associated Press
I was forced to give the news channels a break today because there was something earth shaking happening at Augusta. The green jacket over the red, and Tiger Woods was crowned a Masters champ once again, something so many of us thought would never happen.
President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Tiger Woods on social media after his 11-year major drought was ended by a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.
England’s Matt Wallace defeated Scotland’s Sandy Lyle in a playoff to win Wednesday’s Par-3 Contest on the eve of the Masters and risk the winner’s curse at Augusta National.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first final on clay this season at the Italian Open on Saturday. The eight-time Rome winner had been stunned by Tsitsipas, seeded eighth, in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open last weekend.
Franck Ribery hailed a “special” moment as he and Arjen Robben both scored in their final game at the Allianz Arena on Saturday to wrap up a 5-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt and a seventh successive Bundesliga title. “It was a special moment, but also a difficult one,” Ribery told Sky.
Ben Stokes’s unbeaten 71 rescued England from a top-order collapse as the World Cup hosts and favourites beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare at Trent Bridge. Friday’s win in a floodlit match saw England secure the series at 3-0 up with one to play, but it was far from routine.
Defending champion Brooks Koepka completed the lowest 36-hole showing in major golf history on Friday to seize a record seven-stroke lead after two rounds of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods missed the cut. Third-ranked Koepka, a runaway favorite to capture his fourth major title on Sunday,