Warriors Sweep, Koepka No.1 Ranked, MLB, NFL News & Notes

May 21st, 2019

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What’s New:

Brooks Koepka worked hard to get to the top golfer in the world.

The Masters - Round Three

Photo: by Harry How

  • Brooks Koepka has won four of the last eight majors.
  • 2018 PGA TOUR Player of the Year Brooks Koepka captured his fourth major victory, and sixth career TOUR win, at the PGA Championship with a two-shot victory over Dustin Johnson.
  • Koepka jumped to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and No. 2 in the FedExCup standings.
  • He is the first player since Tiger Woods (2006 and 2007) to win the tournament in consecutive years.
  • He entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead at 12 under par.
  • Koepka already held the record for lowest 72-hole score in the championship after shooting a 264 (16 under) at Bellerive a year ago en route to his victory.
  • But with a 63 in the opening round at Bethpage he grabbed a share of the low 18-hole score, and when he followed it up with a 65 on Friday, his 128 total became the lowest first 36-hole score not just in the PGA but in any major championship
  • Winning on the PGA TOUR is the only way to qualify for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Courtesy of their recent victories, Brooks Koepka, Sung Kang, Max Homa, Jon Rahm, Ryan Palmer and C.T. Pan became the latest players to qualify for the winners-only event and join the 17 other TOUR winners this season on Maui when the Sentry Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua in January.

Thing to know… 

  • Koepkas great uncle was Dick Groat. Groat won two World Series as a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates, claimed the 1960 National League MVP award and earned a spot on eight National League All-Star teams.
  • Brooks’s father, Bob, also played baseball; he was a pitcher at West Virginia Wesleyan.
  • At age 13, he ended his father’s five-year club championship streak at Sherbrooke Golf and Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., by taking him down in the finals.
  • Koepka finished inside the top 25 in the seven majors prior to the 2017 U.S. Open, including four top-10 finishes since 2014. In all, including his four major titles, he now has 10 top-10s in majors, including his T-2 at the Masters in April.

2. Golden State Warriors sweep Portland Trail Blazers in remarkable fashion!

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Photo: Bleacher Report

  • The Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. They’ll advance to their fifth straight NBA Finals.
  • This is the first time a team has made five straight Finals appearances since the Boston Celtics went 10 straight times, from 1957 to 1966.
  • Steph Curry is now just the sixth player in NBA history to score 35 or more points in each of the first four games of a series, joining Elgin Baylor, LeBron James (twice), Michael Jordan (twice), Bernard King and Jerry West.
  • Curry, the two-time MVP finished with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists joining Dryamond Green as the only pair of teammates to each record a triple-double in a playoff game.
  • Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime.
  • The Golden State Warriors’ season has not been a straight line. They have coped with injuriesbehind-the-scenes squabbles, fatigue and even complacency.
  • Steph Curry is the best shooter the NBA has ever seen, and he’s put that ability on display all series long against the Trail Blazers. In the Warriors‘ first three wins in the Western Conference finals, Curry shot 19 of 45 from downtown, good for 42 percent.
  • Meyers Leonard led the Blazers with 30 points while Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 54 points on a combined 21-46 from the field. Portland has not reached the Finals since 1992.

3. Major League Baseball results, plus Yankees set to get injured players back soon.

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Gleber Torres – Topps Card

4. Let’s look at the National Football League news and notes.



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