I haven’t written in a while because of the All Star Break in baseball. I always watch the game. I think that some parts of the game are dumb, but you will never see the same amount of talent on a baseball field at one time. Time, in a way, stops for me during the All Star festivities. I always find time to watch all of the events. However, a good amount happened this weekend, so here we go.
Phil Mickelson hit two shots plus one putt that will go down as the shots of the 2013 British Open and maybe, the shots of his career. He put on a show throughout the entire back nine on Sunday, but 17 and 18 were his shining moments. For his second shot on 17, he hit a 3-wood about 250 yards and then it took a vicious bounce and rolled 50 more yards onto the green. This gave him an eagle putt on the par 5. He was unable to make the eagle putt, but he had a tap in birdie. He goes off to 18 giving away the ball from 17 and high fiving every spectator on the way. He rips a shot out of the tee box once he’s able to shoot. And then came his second great shot. He hits a 6-iron to the left of the hole, runs it across the lip of the bunker and it turns around towards the hole. He sinks the putt for a birdie and the image of his celebration will go down in history. He earn this major championship and he had the final round of a lifetime. He is now 1 of 15 golfers the EVER win 3 out of the 4 major titles. If he could ever finish 1st instead of 2nd at the US Open, he’ll become one of 6 to win all 4 major tournaments.
The biggest loser of this weekend has t0 be the Texas Rangers. First of all, the Orioles go into Arlington and sweep the Rangers, with Chris Tillman going 8+ innings for the O’s on Sunday Night. The second reason is they lost out on Matt Garza. It appeared that the Rangers all but had Matt Garza as of Friday evening. As the night wore on, it started to break down. It has been speculated that it hit a snag because of one of the Rangers farm players that was going to be a part of the deal. I think it is Mike Olt. The Cubs are probably hesitant to deal Garza for a package that is built around a prospect that has seriously stalled in his development.