I thought we would never see this again.
For the first time since 2008, Tiger Woods won a major. And he won his first Masters since 2005 in a vintage Tiger performance.
He didn’t do it in typical Tiger fashion, however. For the first time in his career, he won a major when trailing after 54 holes, beating out Francesco Molinari, Brooks Koepka, and others for the title.
So many things to discuss. Whether it was Jim Nantz’s call along with the roar at Augusta when he sank the final putt, or his opponents hugging and congratulating him and his family at the end. But the most heartwarming moment as he walked off the course was a 43-year-old Tiger hugging his son Charlie. Similar to how he hugged his dad when he won his first green jacket in 1997.
Golf is great again. Up next major wise is Bethpage Black for the PGA Championship in May.
Nike also dropped a new ad at the end of the tournament:
— Nike (@Nike) April 14, 2019
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Now to the Sixers. They weren’t good in Game 1 against the Nets, falling 111-102 to their division rival. Joel Embiid isn’t 100%, Ben Simmons can’t shoot and doesn’t like booing, Tobias Harris was invisible, and JJ Redick can’t defend. And Jimmy Butler had a wasted performance. The bench doesn’t do anything either.
Well, unless you count starting more storylines. Amir Johnson, who wasn’t active for the game, was caught on his cellphone while on the bench in the second half. Embiid said he was checking on his sick daughter. The team fined him, which is NBA protocol. I’m fine with checking in on sick members of your family, but probably not the best to do it on the bench during a game (especially one you’re losing).
Game 2 is tonight at 8 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia and TNT. Embiid is questionable, Jonah Bolden is probable, and James Ennis is still doubtful. Please get a win.
The Phillies won their first series in Miami since 2017 thanks to a 9-1 win on Friday and a 3-1 win in 14 innings on Sunday. That was sandwiched between a 10-3 loss on Saturday.
Jean Segura hit his first homer as a Phillie in the Sunday win:
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 14, 2019
A big series begins tonight in South Philadelphia as the Phils host the Mets. First pitch is at 7:05 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia +. Aaron Nola will face Noah Syndergaard.
Over the weekend, Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested after an altercation with Wizards player Devin Robinson. The Wizards won’t offer Robinson a qualifying offer, while the Eagles haven’t said anything yet about the situation.
And just now, Nate Sudfeld signed his second-round restricted free agent tender and will be ready to go for the team’s offseason program.
In other sports news, the Blue Jackets took a 3-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the top team in the NHL.
San Antonio upset Denver in Game 1 of their NBA Playoff series.
John Boruk is out at NBC Sports Philadelphia.
With Game of Thrones starting yesterday, what Philly sports figures would fit in the show?
In the news, a Cassowary attacked and killed a man in Florida.
Tax Day is today.