Tiger Woods isn’t at Whistling Straits, but several U.S. players say he helped inspire them to a big lead in the first day of the Ryder Cup. Woods sent a group text through captain Steve Stricker to American players, saying he was behind them in their battle to regain the cup. “The gist of basically what he said was I’m cheering you guys on, I’m right there with you and go fight and make us proud,” Tony Finau said.
Thunderstorms swept across parts of Southern California Friday, and some places saw lightning and heavy downpours.
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were released as a Chinese tech executive was freed in Canada.