Archive for July 19th, 2009


Much Ado About Nothing

Britain Open Golf

By Ben Linton

Yesterday ESPN and Sportscenter were salivating over 59-year-old Tom Watson’s two-stroke lead going into the final day of the British Open. All this talk about he hasn’t won the Open in 32 years, Tiger Woods was seven years old and Phil Mickelson was 13 when he last won, what the price of gas was, and how many presidents had passed since his last major victory. It was annoying how they were over-analyzing and hyping this guy up. It seemed as if they had crowned him champ before the final day had begun. So to no surprise, Watson lost his lead and eventually lost the tournament as Stewart Cink won the 2009 British Open.

On the 18th hole, Watson had a birdie putt to wrap up the victory, but shanked it and entered a four hole playoff with Cink. He bogeyed the first hole then magically made par on the second. On the 3rd hole, a terrible drive on his tee shot caused him to double bogey, while Cink made par twice and birdied. Watson finished +6 in the playoff while Cink was -2, giving him his first ever major title. In the end, Watson was just too fatigued and could only play so well for so long. They say golf is a game for life, but youth previals on the highest levels.


Home Sweet Home


By Jesse Jones

After a whole week off from playing, and 35 days away from playing a game in RFK Stadium, D.C. United returned home to face the Colorado Rapids, who they recently lost to 3-0 in Denver.  Luciano Emilio and Jamie Moreno returned to play tonight, but Moreno was starting the game on the bench.

After an own goal by Namoff in the 14th minute of the game, the score at half was 1-0 in favor of the Rapids.  However, once the second half began, a new face was seen on the field for the United, Jamie Moreno.  His presence had a huge impact on the team, as he scored a penalty kick in the 48th minute to tie the game up.  Soon after, Namoff scored in the 56th, this time for United, followed by Emilio in the 61st.  Three goals in a span on only 14 minutes put D.C. up 3-1, and that’s how the game would end.

D.C. United now has an 11 game unbeaten streak at home, and got revenge for a 3-0 loss to the Rapids June 20th.  The team earned 3 points and moved from 4th place to 1st in the East with the win.  Their record now stands at 6 wins, 9 draws, and 3 losses.

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