Tiger Woods stunned the golfing world with a surge to win his first major title since 2008. The Augusta triumph on Sunday April 14, 2019 was the fifth time Woods would be wearing the Green Jacket, 22 years after bagging his first. Tiger Woods who won the Masters by one shot -13 claimed he was lucky to still be playing golf after going through series of back injuries. With 15 major titles, Tiger is ranked second behind Jack Nicklaus in the all time major winners list. Nicklaus boasts of 18 titles.
A peep into the Tiger’s trophy cabinet:
- 5 Masters (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019)
- 4 PGA Championships (1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007)
- 3 US Open (2000, 2002 and 2008)
- 3 The Open (2000, 2005 and 2006)
Tiger Woods is 43 years old but seems like he’s been around since forever. Congrats TIGER!!!
Screeching off to Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton who was 2nd on the grid was able to beat the challenge of fellow Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and perennial rival Sebastian Vettel to win the 1000th Formula 1 race and the Chinese Grand Prix to go atop the driver’s standings with 66 points. Hamilton is now 6 points ahead of Bottas, 29 points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and 31 ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
There are 18 more races to go in the Formula 1 season which kicked off with the Australian Grand Prix in March, 2019. It climaxes with the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the 1st of December, 2019 and Hamilton looks prepared to win his 6th title come December. The F 1000th race which took place in Shanghai precisely was a major milestone in Formula history and was greeted with mammoth crowd.
The NBA play-offs have begun and we expect an interesting series in both the Western and Eastern conferences. I am tipping Golden State Warriors to win it again but will the Lebron James led Los Angeles Lakers disrupt the Dubs party? Time will tell.
Nigeria’s Israel Mobolaji Adesanya also known as the The Last Stylebender beat Mexico’s Kevin Gastelum in their Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bout to claim the Interim UFC Middleweight Championship belt. The Last Stylebender who remains undefeated in 17 fights knocked down Gastelum 4 times during the fight. 119 of Israel’s 247 strikes connected in comparison with the Mexican’s 92:222 connection and strike ratio. Of the 237 significant strikes by The Last Stylebender, 109 were legit with Gastelum having 91 of his 220 significant strikes counted. Of Gatelum’s 9 attempts at take downs only 1 was successful while Israel did not attempt any take down at all.
Retelling sports with a goal in mind!!!