Sidelines: Koepka wins the PGA

May 24, 2019

This past Sunday, Brooks Koepka was able to survive a very windy and difficult Bethpage Black golf course to make some history of his own. He is the first men’s golfer to win the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open in back-to-back years. He basically won this event by playing two amazing rounds to start out.

On Thursday, he shot 63 and on Friday a 65 for a 7-shot lead going into Saturday. Brooks has a weird record in that he has only won six events in his entire PGA career, with four of them being major championships. I hope he starts to win more regular PGA tour events to prove himself.

Dustin Johnson finished second. He was the only golfer who put any pressure on Brooks the entire event. Tiger Woods missed the cut by one shot, and he looked uncomfortable while doing it. It will be interesting to see how he does next week at the Memorial tournament leading up to the U.S. Open.

The Syracuse women’s lacrosse team lost in the quarterfinals to Northwestern by a score of 19-14 to end their tournament run. They got off to a very slow start, making it close to impossible to take the win. The score at halftime was 10-4 Northwestern. Following a two hour rain delay at the start of the second half, they made a valiant attempt to come back, but it wasn’t enough.

The team had a great season overall. The women's final is on Sunday on ESPNU.

I was able to go to the Cape Henlopen High School men’s first round game in the state lacrosse playoffs. If they want to reach their goal of a state championship this year, the defense has to play tougher to support the unstoppable offense. Go Cape!

  • 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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