SOUTHPORT, England — Mark O’Meara, the 1998 British Open winner at Birkdale, struck the first shot of the tournament with his 6:35 a.m. tee time Thursday. And then he proceeded to take 80 more shots from there, finishing with an 11-over-par 81. His nightmarish day began with a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole, where he blocked his tee shot out of bounds in the driving rain and howling winds. “My day was toast and most people still hadn’t had their breakfast,” O’Meara said. “I wouldn’t say I was overly nervous. I thought I’d be more nervous. But I was not pleased when I hit that shot. I don’t think anybody would be. “My name is on my golf bag, I’ve won the Open, I’ve won the Masters, I’m in
Ryan Zimmerman gets to talk to members of the opposing teams all the time, when they get to first base, and he told MASN’s Dan Kolko after the Washington Nationals’ four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, that, “... it’s fun to listen to the other team talk about our lineup right now.” Washington outscored the Reds 35-12 in Great American Ball Park, and the Nationals connected for 13 home runs in those four games, the second-most homers in a four-game series this season, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 15 home runs in four games against the New York Mets in mid-June. Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, and Adam Lind hit home runs in the series opener in Anaheim last night, to give the Nationals
The Warriors are the first NBA team to institute a full-fledged "personal seat license" scheme, but theirs is different from those introduced in the NFL.