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Tiger wins!

September 28, 2018

On Sunday, Tiger Woods won his 80th tournament on the PGA Tour by winning the Tour Championship at East Lake golf course in Atlanta, Georgia. He pulled off the win by two shots over Billy Horschel. The fact that he won his first event in 5 years at East Lake is fitting. The famous golfer, Bobby Jones, was born and lived near the East Lake golf course. Mr. Jones suffered from severe back problems which ended his golfing career early and forced him to spend the end of his life in a wheelchair. As most people know, Tiger lost almost 5 years of his golf career to several back surgeries.

Enough with the history. Once I saw Tiger play as much golf as he has this year and play as well as he has, I knew he was going to win eventually. After he won, I was amazed how fast the golf media decided that Tiger will now dominate the game again. He’s not going to dominate, he is too old to do that. However, I think Sam Snead's record of wins of 82 wins is realistic for him to reach or beat.

My favorite golf event, that comes every two years, is happening this week. The Ryder Cup is a great competition for anyone who is a golf enthusiast. I think, and hope, it will be a very close competition between the United States and Europe this year. The media is predicting the U.S. to have a huge advantage, which I don’t understand. The European team has home-course advantage and they also have extremely good players, including Justin Rose and Rory McElroy, to name a few. It has been over 25 years since the United States has won the cup while in Europe.

The Philadelphia Eagles barely scraped by the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. It was great to see Carson Wentz back at quarterback, but he was definitely a little rusty. I hope the team gets back their best wide receiver on Sunday in Alshon Jeffery. That should really help the offense perform better.

Everybody is saying that the Eagles defense is so great. I think they are overrated. They are bending and not breaking, but in order for me to say they are a great defense, they need to dominate more in games. This week they play the Tennessee Titans, who just beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were projected to go far in this year’s playoffs. We will see!

See you on the sidelines!
  • 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.