Masters moments: Ian Woosnam wins in 1991 and gets a lift from caddie ‘Wobbly’ | Golf News

first_imgWe continue our look back through the Augusta archives by remembering Ian Woosnam’s dramatic victory at The Masters in 1991. As the countdown continues towards the delayed 2020 Masters, we take you back to 1991 at Augusta National and Ian Woosnam’s maiden major triumph.Woosnam arrived for his fourth Masters appearance ranked second in the world behind defending champion Nick Faldo, and with five top-10 finishes to his name in major championships.The Welshman was five off the pace after an opening-round 72, but he responded with an impressive 62 on day two which got him within two strokes of the halfway leader, and home favourite, Tom Watson. 2:25 Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo

5 Syracuse runners advance to NCAA championships, 3 set personal bests

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 UPDATED: August 8, 2017 at 4:42 p.m.Five members of the Syracuse track and field team advanced to the NCAA championships this weekend during the NCAA East preliminary round. Three runners set personal bests in qualifying for the championships, set to begin June 6 in Eugene, Oregon.Colin Bennie was the first to advance for Syracuse, doing so in the last event on Thursday, the men’s 10,000-meter run. The junior finished with a time of 30:05.04, securing the 12th and final qualifying spot. Bennie placed sixth in the same event at the ACC championships earlier this month.Friday, a pair of SU runners earned spots in the championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Paige Stoner’s career-best run in the women’s race gave her the 11th-best qualifying time in the event. Her time of 10:06.26 broke her previous record by .72 seconds and was just barely fast enough to advance, as she finished only .54 seconds ahead of the 13th-place runner.Aidan Tooker took to the track immediately after Stoner in the men’s iteration of the event, following her lead and qualifying for the championships. The true freshman also set a personal record, smashing his previous best run by almost 15 seconds. His time of 8:39.34 placed him sixth overall and just seven seconds behind the first-place finisher.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo other Syracuse runners qualified on Saturday, the final day of the preliminary round. Tia Thevenin was the first to advance to Oregon, finishing 12th in the 100 meter hurdles to earn the Orange’s only qualifying spot in a sprinting event. Her time of 13.27 seconds was a career-best, breaking the mark of 13.38 that she had set the previous day. Thevenin needed every hundredth of a second of her new record, as the 13th-place runner finished right on her heels in 13.30 seconds.Freddie Crittenden, who finished fourth at the NCAA championships last year and is the two-time reigning ACC champion in the 110-meter hurdles, did not finish his preliminary race Saturday.Justyn Knight was the fifth and final qualifier for Syracuse, winning his heat in the 5,000 meters and finishing ninth overall with a time of 14:13.64. Knight won the ACC championship in the event and will look to improve on his 10th-place performance at last year’s national championships. The junior ran the world’s fastest 5000-meter time of 2017 three weeks ago at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Commentslast_img read more

76ers star Joel Embiid eyes MVP after heartbreaking season; Ben Simmons ready to shoot

first_imgEmbiid — who dealt with injury and illness throughout the playoffs — was left in tears after the game but the All-Star is setting huge goals in 2019-20, having been haunted by the loss to the Raptors.”Last year I played the most games I’ve ever played, 64. This year I see myself playing over 70 games,” Embiid told ESPN.”That’s going to be good for us because we’re trying to get the number one seed and we’re trying to win over 60 games. It’s going to help me because I need that team success if I want to win be able to win MVP or Defensive Player of the Year.”Based on a true story @JoelEmbiid | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/dfZz1yePD6— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) September 30, 2019″Last year I started off too high, playing 35-36 minutes a game and then I started slowing down,” said Embiid, who averaged 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds during the regular season.”This year, we’re going to start off, not slow and not a minute restriction, but we’ll start off at the right number, like 30-31 minutes to start, and then as the season goes on you start ramping up.”It’s hard to balance it. I’m competitive. I want to be out there with my guys. But you can win MVP playing 70 games.”The 76ers head into the upcoming season as one of the challengers once again, despite the departures of Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, thanks to the re-signing of Tobias Harris and arrivals of Al Horford and Josh Richardson. However, all eyes will be on 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons and his shooting.  &  pic.twitter.com/KyvKwSUfLU— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) September 30, 2019Simmons averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists last season to earn his first All-Star selection, but the former No. 1 draft pick’s 3-point struggles and reluctance to shoot from beyond the arc were well documented.However, after a gruelling off-season with an emphasis on his shooting woes, Simmons said: “If it’s open, I’ll take it.”It just changes the dynamic of the game and the way guys have to guard you. Once I get into rhythm and feel comfortable, I think it will change a lot of things.” Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid wants to win the NBA’s MVP award and lead his team to the Eastern Conference top seed following a heartbreaking season.The 76ers fell agonizingly short of a conference finals berth after succumbing to Kawhi Leonard’s stunning Game 7 buzzer-beater and eventual champions the Toronto Raptors in May.last_img read more