Marc Leishman moved up to a career-best 15th in the Official World Ranking after his win Sunday at the BMW Championship. Leishman won for the second time this season, and he also finished third in his previous start at the Dell Technologies Championship. Jason Day and Rickie Fowler also moved up a few spots with their solid finishes at the BMW. Day rose from ninth to sixth after a fourth-place finish. Fowler moved up from 10th to seventh thanks to his T-10 at Conway Farms. Tony Finau was another big mover this week. Thanks to his T-7 finish, Finau jumped from 63rd to 53rd and qualified for the Tour Championship. Yuta Ikeda also moved up from 62nd to 49th after winning the ANA Open in Japan. Here
Standing over a 5-foot putt to extend her team’s run in the member-guest tournament at Scottsdale National Golf Club, Jolene Gabbay can’t hear a pin drop. At least not when a car horn sounds as she prepares to pull the putter head back. That distraction is followed in quick succession by a loudly crowing rooster, the pounding of a jack hammer, a thumping helicopter and even Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the movie ‘Full Metal Jacket’ yelling, “Get on your knees, scumbag!” The sound effects come one after another from three massive speakers atop a beefed-up entertainment cart parked two paces off the green. Queuing up the auditory barbs are two deejays from Hawaii flown in just for the event, while
If you were paying attention to sports last week, you already know that the Cleveland Indians allegedly broke the MLB record for consecutive wins. Yes, the Indians passed the '02 Athletics for the AL record, but there's a question nobody seems to want to ask—is the new MLB record actually legitimate? My answer is an emphatic n-o no. I don't say that to troll Indians fans or take anything away from this remarkable streak, which I firmly believe is the most impressive in MLB history, for reasons I'll get into later.