Tiger is back
On Sunday at the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland, Tiger Woods had a chance to win another major championship. It looked like he was going to be close, but he finished tied for sixth place overall. This is pretty amazing progress when you consider that, just a year ago, he did not know if he was ever going to play again on a competitive level. I think Tiger can win another one or two majors if he stays healthy, but I think Jack Nicklaus's record total of 18 is safe for all time.
About the winner, Francesco Molinari. He is playing like the best golfer in the world right now. In the last month, he has finished first, second, and first in the three events he played in. He became the first golfer from Italy to win a major golf championship.
For the most part, the weather held up during the week. The winning score was only 8 under par which proves how hard the Carnoustie Golf course is. Molinari also has a brother who has won the US Amateur golf championship. Quite a golf family.
In baseball this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers came in to Philadelphia for a three game series. The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West division. The first place Phillies beat them in two out of three games and should have won the third. Former Phillies star Chase Utley now plays for the Dodgers. He has announced his retirement at the end of the season.
Utley is one of my favorite players in Phillies' history, simply because of how hard he played the game. He is a borderline Hall of Fame player. I hope he can someday get into Cooperstown, along with Jimmy Rollins, to represent the 2008 Phillies Championship team. This might be wishful thinking on my part, but we will see.