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Lowry s British Open win caps off big year in majors

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Winning the British Open didn't sink in right away for Shane Lowry. It apparently didn't take long. A celebration that began on the 18th fairway of Royal Portrush extended well into the night in Dublin. The European Tour posted a video on Twitter of Lowry, still dressed in all black from his final round with his cap flipped back. He was holding the claret jug in his right hand and a beer in his left as he belted out "The Fields of Athenry," an Irish folk ballad that has become popular for Irish sports fans. About last night...@ShaneLowryGolf #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/zdXW66yetz — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 22, 2019 It might as well have been a celebration for all the majors this year. Nothing could top Tiger Woods in the Masters, which dwarfed an otherwise four-month stretch of compelling outcomes. Brooks Koepka had a major season not seen since before Woods began having surgeries, and the run is not over. He joined Woods as the only back-to-back PGA Championship winners in stroke play. He had chances in the final hour at the Masters and U.S. Open. And he was three strokes behind going into the weekend at the British Open, where he wound up in a distant tie for fourth. Thanks to the PGA Championship moving from August to May, all Koepka has done in the last 12 months is win two majors, finish runner-up in two others and tie for fourth. Along the way, he joined some elite company. Koepka, Woods, Jordan Spieth and Jack Nicklaus are the only players to finish no worse than fourth in all four majors in the same year. "This week is disappointing, but the rest of them ... it's been great," Koepka said Sunday. "I'm not going to lie. It's been fun." Lowry and Gary Woodland were first-time major champions, making it five straight years of at least two players winning majors for the first time. Their victories were special in their own right. Already popular with his peers, Woodland won over golf fans around the world with his gracious support of Amy Bockerstette, the 20-year-old with Down syndrome who played one hole with him in the Phoenix Open pro-am and made par from a bunker on the 16th hole. She also inspired him with three words that he kept thinking about in the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach: "You got this." Lowry wrote the perfect ending to the return of the British Open to Northern Ireland after 68 years. Sure, the focus of a sellout crowd at Royal Portrush was on Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke at the start. But as Lowry so beautifully and simply said when his name was on the claret jug, "Everyone knows we're all one country when it comes to golf." Woods should win anyone's award for best performance, even in the year of a World Cup when England's victory in cricket was amazing. It just doesn't seem that way. Rewind to April and find Woods trailing by two shots going into the final round of the Masters, a position from which he has never won. It had been two years since he suggested at the Champions Dinner he was done, only to fly across the Atlantic in a desperate search for help before realizing fusion surgery — the fourth procedure on his lower back — was the only route to a healthy life. Then he capped off his comeback with a flawless back nine to win a fifth green jacket and a 15th major, three short of the record set by Nicklaus. And then he took a month off and missed the cut at the PGA Championship. He tied for 21st in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but only because of six birdies on his last 12 holes. He took a vacation to Thailand, spent a month away from golf and then missed the cut in the British Open. It was a reminder that while Woods is able to win on the biggest stage — none bigger than Augusta National — he also has weeks where his back or his game, and sometimes both, don't allow him to contend. "Things are different," he said before leaving Portrush. "And I'm going to have my hot weeks. I'm going to be there in contention with a chance to win, and I will win tournaments. But there are times when I'm just not going to be there." It doesn't look great now. It will later. Golf now waits nearly nine months until the next major. The longer the year goes on, the stronger memories will be of what he did at the Masters far more than the other three. If there was disappointment, look no further than McIlroy, who finished a combined 25 shots behind in the Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open, and lasted only two days at Royal Portrush. Ditto for Dustin Johnson, still stuck on one major, which stings even more considering he had a pair of runner-up finishes. A generation ago, Colin Montgomerie said it was tough to win majors because of Woods, which meant fewer opportunities for everyone else. That's truer now than it was then. Spieth has gone two years without winning anything. Justin Thomas was slowed by injury. It's tough to win. Tougher still is waiting 263 days from the end of the British Open to the start of the Masters......»»

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Perfection is still the name of the game for Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines as it blasted Chinese Taipei-Blue, 97-74, in the penultimate game day of the 2019 William Jones Cup, Saturday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan. Renaldo Balkman showed the Filipino side the way to yet another win with 21 points while fellow reinforcement Eugene Phelps and Filipino-American Roosevelt Adams also added 17 and 13 markers, respectively. With their seventh win in as many games in the regional tournament, Team Philippines is now assured of the championship whatever happens in their last assignment tomorrow against Chinese Taipei-White. Mighty-GFG Philippines reclaims the crown it last wore back in 2016. This is also the country's sixth championship overall in the Jones Cup. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 97 – Balkman 21, Phelps 17, Adams 13, Moore 10, Gray 8, Williams 8, Yeo 6, Graham 4, Banal 3, Black 3, Brickman 2, N’Diaye 2. CHINESE TAIPEI-BLUE 74 – Chen 19, Lee C 13, Florveus 8, Chou 7, Hu 7, Chou 5, Liu 4, Kuo 3, Wen 2, Lee W 0, Su 0. QUARTER SCORES: 24-14, 50-32, 72-49, 97-74......»»

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Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines is now one win away from the title in the 2019 William Jones Cup after a 28-point destruction of Indonesia, 94-66, Friday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan. As always, reinforcements Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman showed the way with 19 and 17 points, respectively. They were backstopped by ex-pro Joseph Yeo who turned in his best game of the tournament with 14 points, all but two coming from triples. Filipino-Americans Aaron Black and Jeremiah Gray also added eight and seven points, respectively. With their sixth win in as many games in the regional tournament, the Filipinos need just one more win to reclaim the crown they last wore back in 2016. They will get two cracks at that - first against Chinese Taipei Blue on Saturday and then second against Chinese Taipei White on Sunday. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 94 - Phelps 19, Balkman 17, Yeo 14, Moore 8, Black 8, Gray 7, Williams 6, N’Diaye 6, Wongchuking 5, Banal 4, Adams 0, Brickman 0. INDONESIA 66 - Kokodiputra 21, Muhammad 11, Gemilang 7, Sanjaya 7, Joni 6, Hartanto 4, Noor 2, Priasmoro 2, Wijaya 2, Wicaksono 2, Teja 2, Hidayat 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-13, 45-30, 71-43, 94-66......»»

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Jeremiah Gray has been spreading his wings in the 2019 Jones Cup and on Monday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan, he was in full-fledged flight mode, leading the Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines to a 116-87 whipping of Canada's University of British Columbia. The Filipino-American swingman waxed hot with 25 points built on a 6-of-8 mark from threes to go along with six rebounds and four assists. It was also him who had a third of the Philippines 33-point third quarter that turned a close contest into a blowout win. This more than made up for the fact that a day ago, Gray went scoreless against Japan-B. Renaldo Balkman was right there with him with 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and four blocks while Eugene Phelps contributed 22 markers, nine boards, and six dimes of his own as the Filipino side registered yet another rout, their fourth in as many games in the tournament. Up next for them is South Korea on Tuesday. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 116 - Gray 25, Balkman 22, Phelps 20, N'Diaye 15, Williams 9, Yeo 7, Banal 7, Adams 4, Graham 3, Black 2, Wongchuking 2, Brickman 0. UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 87 - Browne 25, Simon 25, Shepard 14, Cruz-Dumont 8, Rosebush 5, Audu 5, Bourcier 3, Wallack 2, Morrison 0, Familia 0, Clair 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-27, 65-36, 98-58, 116-87......»»

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Mighty-GFG Philippines is yet to find its match in the 2019 William Jones Cup as it won big for the third game in a row, this one a 94-59 waylaying of Japan, Sunday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan. Just like their first two games in the tournament, the Filipinos followed the lead of reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps, but also got a much-welcome breakout from Filipino-Americans Mikey Williams. Team captain Balkman celebrated his birthday by turning in his strongest showing thus far with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks while Phelps muscled his way into 19 markers, seven boards, and two steals. Williams then dropped 17 points, his tournament-high, to go along with three rebounds and three steals while Jason Brickman also added eight markers, six boards, and three assists. The Japanese were actually ahead in the earlygoing until Balkman and Phelps joined forces for a 13-1 run that erased a seven-point deficit and erected a 18-13 advantage. The Philippines would never look back all the way to its biggest win of the tournament. Up next on the list for Mighty-GFG Philippines is Canada's University of British Columbia on Monday. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 94 – Balkman 27, Phelps 19, Williams 17, Brickman 8, Moore 8, Adams 6, Black 4, Graham 3, N'Diaye 2, Gray 0, Banal 0. JAPAN-B 59 – Koh 10, Ogawa 10, Ando Sh. 8, Schafer 8, Hashimoto 8, Hoshino 6, Ando Se. 4, Williams 4, Toews 1, Hiraiwa 0, Nakamura 0, Harimoto 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-17, 38-26, 69-49, 94-59......»»

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