Tiger Woods Wins Thrilling Masters to Claim First Major Since 2008

first_imgWoods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air in delight, a wide smile across his face, before celebrating with his children at the back of the green.“I’m a little hoarse from yelling,” said the 43-year-old. “I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead.“Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don’t know what I did, I know I screamed.“To have my kids there, it’s come full circle. My dad was here in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids there.“It will be up there with one of the hardest I’ve had to win because of what has transpired in the last couple of years.”It is the first time Woods has come from behind in the final round to win a major and it his first Masters victory since 2005.He is now just one behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of six wins at Augusta National and three behind his fellow American’s overall major tally of 18.It caps a remarkable resurgence for Woods, who missed the 2016 and 2017 Masters with his back problems, finally undergoing back fusion surgery in April of that year.A superb 2018 followed where he challenged at The Open before finishing joint sixth and pushed eventual champion Koepka close at the US PGA Championship.He then capped off the season by winning the Tour Championship, his 80th PGA Tour title and this victory puts him one behind the record of 82 held by Sam Snead.Molinari, who played with Woods in the final round as he won The Open last July, dumped his tee shot into Rae’s Creek at the front of the green and walked off with a double-bogey five.Tony Finau, also in the final group, followed Molinari in the water to drop back to eight under.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tiger Woods on Sunday produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major.There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.Overnight leader Francesco Molinari’s hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under. Tiger Woodslast_img read more

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NESG, Sports Ministry Summit to Chart Roadmap for Devt Begins in…

first_imgThe partnership is also expected to enable the creation of jobs, promote greater employment of youth, generate revenues from sport related activities.“We are targeting a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution of between 2 and 3 % to the economy within a five to 10 years period,” observed a statement from the NESG.The statement added: “The outcome of the inter-ministerial technical session and the proceedings of the breakout sessions will form an integral part of the ongoing reform process towards a new national sports industry policy that will accommodate objectives of all stakeholders in the public, social enterprise and private sectors for a vibrant sport industry, capable of contributing to the growth of the socioeconomic indices of the Nigerian economy.“In addition to the honourable ministers of the six ministries identified above, the event will also have in attendance, heads of their relevant departments and agencies as well as selected chieftains from various economic sectors, multilateral agencies, social enterprise organisations and experts in both academic and practice of Sports.“The inter-ministerial technical session is jointly hosted by the Ministry and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and is a part of the NESG’s Sports Industry Thematic Group 2019/2020 Work Plan. This is expected to dovetail into the National Sports Industry Policy Dialogue which will be held next year as part of the events marking the National Sports Festival (Edo 2020).”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ugo AliogoThe first inter-ministerial technical session on sports industry powered by the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport Development is scheduled to begin today at the VIP Lounge of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.The two-day programmeis expected to give direction to a new lease of life in the sector to ensure increasing in participation in sport.last_img read more

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Tucker homers, triples twice; Astros beat Rockies, 13-6

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 20th August, 2020 10:03 IST FOLLOW US Kyle Tucker homered, hit two triples and drove in four runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 13-6 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.Carlos Correa homered among his three hits, and George Springer and Martin Maldonado also went deep for Houston. The Astros had a season-high 20 hits to back a strong outing from Framber Valdez (2-2).Houston third baseman Alex Bregman left the game with a leg injury after doubling to right field to lead off the fourth inning. He started limping as he approached first, jogged to second base and immediately was removed from the game.Abraham Toro came into run for Bregman and finished with two hits.Valdez held the Rockies to a run and five hits through seven innings before faltering in the eighth. He left after allowing three runs, just one earned run, on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.Tucker followed Correa’s homer in the fifth with a triple, had a two-run triple in the sixth, singled in the four-run seventh and finished his night with a two-run homer in the ninth.Tucker’s big game came on a night rookie Taylor Jones had his first two big-league hits. Taylor’s singles in the fifth and sixth scored Tucker each time and chased Rockies starter Ryan Castellani (0-1).Castellani allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.Springer hit a solo homer in the eighth.TRAINER’S ROOMAstros: OF/DH Yordan Alvarez will have season-ending surgery on his right knee. Manager Dusty Baker said Alvarez will have surgery to repair a partial tear of the patellar tendon but should be ready for spring training in 2021.Rockies: OF David Dahl was placed on the 10-day injured list — retroactive to Tuesday — with lower back soreness. Colorado recalled INF Brendan Rodgers from the alternate training site. Rodgers entered the game in the eighth inning and had a two-run single in the ninth.UP NEXTAstros RHP Cristian Javier (2-1, 2.91) will face Colorado RHP Germán Márquez (2-3, 2.25) to close out the two-game interleague series on Thursday.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 10:03 IST Tucker Homers, Triples Twice; Astros Beat Rockies, 13-6 Kyle Tucker homered, hit two triples and drove in four runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 13-6 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight winlast_img read more

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