Is golf ever really over?

Thoughts From the Sidelines
September 26, 2013

Technically, the PGA Tour golf season is officially over. Henrik Stenson was able to pull off that perfect storm I wrote about last week and win both payouts from the FedEx purse and the tour championship first place prize money this past weekend. That made for a whopping $11.4 million dollar jackpot! He played really well the entire week and deserved the win. Along with the amazing money he won, Stenson also stood out in this win because he was the first European to win the FedEx Cup. The other interesting tidbit about the weekend was that Jordan Spieth was the only rookie player to make the Tour Championship and is the youngest player to play in that championship. This all puts an end to the official golf season except for the Presidents Cup next week in Ohio, but you can always find something to watch on the Golf Channel.

Thankfully, the Phillies' season ends on Sunday. Now we can all just look forward to next year and forget about this season's way-under-.500 record. Late last week Ryne Sanberg signed a three-year contract as the Phillies' manager. This is good news and just in time because ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Cubs will be looking for a manager next year. The Cubs already had the chance to hire Sandberg, their own Hall of Fame player, but blew it. It's nice to have a little bit of good news since the Phillies are also dealing with the bad news that Roy Hallady may have to retire because of another arm injury he suffered this week.

The Eagles have their work cut out for them with a game in Denver against the Broncos this weekend. It would be great to see them step up and win one this week for those of us who plan to stay close to home while the Dover Downs Raceway is holding its big race weekend. Attendance should be excellent with great weather in the forecast.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at

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