WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Rory McIlroy takes outright lead on Moving Day

first_imgFrom 27 feet.To take the outright @WGCFedEx [email protected] makes no mistake. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/THnFSi7HfH— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 27, 2019However, if McIlroy wants his third win of the year he’ll have to hold off a surging field trailing closely behind him.Brooks Koepka moved into second place (11 under) and Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 36-hole leader, holds on to solo third (10 under).A sizable amount of golfers are also in contention in ties for fourth (9 under) and seventh (8 under).Marc Leishman highlights the group in fourth — which also includes Alex Noren and Jon Rahm — after chipping in off the green for an eagle on the par-5 16th hole. Rory McIlroy tells Shane Lowry: British Open win ‘is a life-changer’ Look out for Leishman …A chip-in 🦅 for @MarcLeish to get to 7-under, just four shots off the lead.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/0nvDD51L5I— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 27, 2019Thorbjørn Olesen, Ian Poulter and Billy Horschel follow in seventh.Justin Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood climbed up the leaderboard to join Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson in a tie for 10th place (7 under). WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Matthew Fitzpatrick moves into lead heading into weekend He immediately came out to card two birdies in his first three holes and three in a row before the turn. He had a slight setback on the par-4 12th but recovered well with four more birdies in his last five holes, including a successful 27-foot birdie putt on 18 to take the outright lead.McIlory shot an 8-under 62 to move to 12 under for the tournament. Related News The third day of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational saw its third leader.Rory McIlroy rocketed up the leaderboard after an impressive round that featured nine birdies, and just one bogey. British Open champion Shane Lowry withdraws from St. Jude Invitationallast_img read more

Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off

first_img7 May 2018 Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off Curtis Cup player Sophie Lamb forced a play-off with a terrific final round of four-under in the Welsh women’s open, but was pipped on the first extra hole.Lamb was two adrift of Scotland’s Hannah McCook with a round to play but caught her with a 69, as both players finished on seven-under at Aberdovey.But the title went to the Scottish player who got up and down for victory on the first play-off hole. Afterwards Lamb, 20, paid tribute on Twitter to the ‘awesome’ play of her opponent and commented ruefully: “What a disappointing finish…but that is golf.”Lamb teamed up with Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) and Georia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) to win the Nations Cup on eight-under par. The team tied with Scotland but won on countback thanks to their better final day scores.Overal, Engand players were on impressive form. Humphreys  – anther Curtis Cup player – shot three-under in the last round to share third place with Thalia Kirby of the England Golf girls’ squad. Kirby (Stoke Park) was two-under for the final round, finishing the 54-hole tournament on one-under par.Click here for full scores Tags: Sophie Lamb, Welsh Open, Womenlast_img read more

NFL looking into players’ casino investment

first_imgSANTONIO HOLMES DOTHAN, Ala. (AP)—The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might have run afoul of league rules. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the investigation Friday, a day after Yahoo! Sports reported that wide receivers Terrell Owens, Santonio Holmes, Santana Moss and other players had invested some $20 million in Country Crossing casino. The report also named defensive tackle Gerard Warren and linebacker Adalius Thomas, a free agent who played for the New England Patriots until his release before last season. NFL rules bar employees from involvement with any gaming operation. Players violating that rule could be subject to fines or suspensions and have to give up their investment.Country Crossing owner Ronnie Gilley and two of his lobbyists have pleaded guilty to offering legislators millions in bribes.Country Crossing and another Alabama casino are at the center of a probe that resulted in nine people going to trial accused of buying and selling votes on pro-gambling legislation, including four former or current state senators.The country music-themed development included electronic bingo, restaurants, a concert amphitheater, an RV park and an Inn. Thomas was a partner in a barbecue restaurant that had been scheduled to open in June.State police raids and court rulings closed the two bigger casinos and other gambling operations around the state.Attorney Keith Givens, who provided the land for the project, is helping lead efforts to reopen the businesses. Givens did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press on Friday.Representatives for the casino and the named players either did not immediately respond to phone calls or emails or had no immediate comment.Mark Culver, chairman of the Houston County Commission, said he didn’t have information about specific NFL players investing but that there had been discussions about a group making a collective investment.“We wouldn’t have intimate knowledge of who has and who hasn’t invested,” Culver said. “But from early on in the project professional athletes were talked about, so it would not surprise me that athletes had been invested in the project.”Yahoo! Sports said boxer Floyd Mayweather was an early investor who is trying to get his money back.Former NFL players Cornelius Griffin and Jevon Kearse also have put in money, the report said.last_img read more