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Dustin Johnson dominates the Masters

November 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dustin Johnson won the Masters by five shots. He set a record with a score of 20-under par. This is Johnson’s second major win. He won the U.S. Open back in 2016. Dustin has an incredible amount of talent and he could have won five or six majors already if he had converted all of his prior opportunities into wins. He is 36 years old now, so I think he has four or five years to contend for more major championships. He has won 25 tournaments overall in his career, so there's plenty of wins to be had.

The field of players actually got really lucky with the weather last week when there was a thunderstorm early enough on Thursday that did not have to have the players playing in all the rain. The course got almost an inch of rain and, because of that, it played a good bit easier than it usually does in April. Rory McIlroy finished in the top five even with a first round 75, so my prediction of Rory completing the career grand slam almost came true. Tiger Woods actually played pretty well until Sunday. I thought he actually had a chance to defend his 2019 championship, but it wasn’t meant to be. On Sunday, he proved he is human when he made a shocking 10 on the par three 12th hole, but he still came back to close out the round with five birdies in the last six holes to finish in a tie for 38th place. It was great to watch this championship even though it was held in November. The Masters is just a special event no matter when it's played.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ performance on Sunday against the Giants was quite disappointing both by the coaches and the players. In the first quarter, the Eagles scored a touchdown when they were down 10-0, then for some inexplicable reason Doug Pedersen decided to go for two points. They could’ve just kicked the extra point and tied it up with a field goal, but they missed the two-point conversion. Other than that first score, the offense did not move the ball consistently the entire game. The defense was also inconsistent. If this doesn’t get better by the end of season, I think they will need to change the coordinators on both sides of the ball. If the Eagles don’t get better fast, they have no chance to keep themselves in first place in the division. The entire division is looking really rough!

The Philadelphia 76ers were very active before and during yesterday’s NBA Draft. They traded away Al Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Al only played one year for the Sixers after coming from the Boston Celtics. He had a very disappointing season for the team. They also traded for Seth Curry, the brother of Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry. They both are masters at shooting three-pointers. I hope this helps the team progress. They also got a strong guard in Tyrese Maxey from Kentucky with the 21st pick. Overall, the draft looks like it will be bringing on some great players for the 76ers.

Enjoy the warm this weekend and give thanks to your loved ones for all that you have.

 

  • 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 sumspence@gmail.com.

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