Just a day after falling short in his bid to become the first player from Japan to win a major at the PGA Championship, Hideki Matsuyama announced that he was married and his wife had given birth to the couple’s first child. Matsuyama, who finished tied for fifth at Quail Hollow, revealed that he was married in January and that his daughter was born in July, although he didn’t reveal the identity of his wife. “No one really asked me if I was married, so I didn't have to answer that question,” he said on Tuesday at The Northern Trust, where he will begin the playoffs No. 1 on the season-long points list. Despite having a bevy of reporters following his every move at events, the world’s second-ranked player was able to keep his marriage, and pending fatherhood, a secret; and when asked about his family he made it clear where his focus is this week.
If Floyd Mayweather does, somehow, lose to Conor McGregor this weekend, it’ll probably be because he treated the whole build-up to the fight as little more than a joke. Not only is he openly partying at his strip club every night during the week of the fight, he’s also spending his downtime hanging out at TopGolf in Las Vegas. The latter doesn’t seem too bad, but that’s not all. On the first episode of UFC’s series “Embedded,” cameras follow around Mayweather as he stops for a hamburger at Burger King. “Gotta keep that weight on,” he says. He’s going to burn it off anyway, so he’s probably just scouring for calories, but even still: there has to be more efficient ways of doing it. You can watch
After recently debating whether to shut himself down for the year due to injury, Rory McIlroy told ESPN on Tuesday that he is planning to play five more tournaments before taking a 3?-month break. "I'm OK to play these next four out of five weeks," McIlroy said, "but then I do need a prolonged period off at some point in 2017 to be ready for 2018." A week and a half ago, McIlroy concluded a 22nd-place finish at the PGA Championship by telling reporters that he was unsure whether a recurring rib injury would preclude him from competing again in the near future.