Robby Shelton won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on a second playoff hole to secure his first win of the season. Shelton, who opened the day with a five-shot lead, bogeyed the 18th hole to fall into a two-way tie with Ben Griffin. Shelton would par the second playoff hole, and won when Griffin par putt didn’t fall. It marks quite a turnaround for Shelton, who lost his PGA Tour card last year and missed the first six cuts of the season. Shelton is now 14th on the Korn Ferry points list with 7 regular season events remaining (Top 25 at the end of the regular season earn PGA Tour cards for the 2022-23 season).
Justin Thomas shot a -6 64 at the RBC Canadian Open to finish solo 3rd. Thomas, who had a string of 6 consecutive birdies, was -8 on the day and tied for the lead going to the 17th hole. Thomas’ string of 34 holes without a bogey ended on 17, and he’d bogey 18 as well, to settle for the 3rd place finish.
Tamara Clark finished 2nd in the Women’s 200 Meter at the New York City Grand Prix in a season-best 22.62 seconds.
The Bama Standard is reporting that Nico Johnson has accepted a position with the University of Texas football program (apparently in a graduate assistant position). Johnson has been with the University of Louisiana’s football program in a support role for the past several seasons.
Athletes Unlimited held its draft for the upcoming 18-game AUX Softball season yesterday. Haylie McCleney and Sidney Littlejohn Watkins were both drafted by Team Chidester for the first series. The 3-team league will re-draft after every series.
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announced its men’s team and women’s team rosters for the upcoming Americas Cup in Brazil next month. The women’s team will feature past, present, and future Alabama players Bailey Moody, Lindsey Zurbrugg, Abby Bauleke, Emily Oberst, and Ixhelt Gonzalez. The men’s team will include current Alabama player Peter Moody.
Kenyan Drake reports that his Cocktails for a Cause last Thursday raised over $56,000 for SmileTrain.
Alex Avila appears on a Bally Sports Detroit pregame show panel discussion about the Detroit Tigers.
Brent Calloway is this week’s guest on Rodney Cooper’s Locker Room Talk with Coop.
Robby Shelton spoke to the Golf Channel after today’s win. Also, here’s his full post-match press conference.
Scenes and Highlights
- Bradley Sylve – transferred to the inactive list by the Philadelphia Stars.
TENNIS UTR Pro Series – Slovenia Enzo Aguiard defeated Arthus De La Bassetiere 7-5, 6-4. Internationaux de Tennis de Blois, Singles Qualifying Rd 1: Saketh Myneni lost to Calvin Hemery 7-5, 6-2. GOLF ShopRite LPGA Classic final: Emma Talley – 69-73-68, -3, T29 Lauren Stephenson – 72-68-71, -2, T42 Kristen Gillman – 69-73-72, +1, T67 Carolina Golf Classic final: Kenzie Wright – 67-73-66-71, -7, T22 American Family Insurance Championship final: Dicky Pride – 72-69-68, -7, T21. RBC Canadian Open final: Justin Thomas – 69-69-63-64, -15, 3rd Lee Hodges – 66-70-77-67, E, T48 Trey Mullinax – 70-71-74-71, +6, 69th BMW Charity Pro-Am final: Robby Shelton – 66-65-61-71, -22, 1st (wins on 2nd playoff hole). BASEBALL Jupiter 5, St Lucie 4. Sam Praytor (C) – 0-2, 2 BB. Richmond 5, Erie 4 (F/10). Brett Auerbach (2B) – 1-4, 1 single, 1 BB (IBB). Quad Cities 8, Peoria 1. Peyton Wilson (CF) – 2-5, 1 HR (4th), 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 run; OF assist. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 2-4, 1 HR (5th), 1 single, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 1 run. Morgan McCullough (3B) – 1-4, 1 single, 1 run. Jacksonville 7, Gwinnett 3. Thomas Burrows – 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR allowed. Texas 8, Chicago White Sox 6 (F/12). Matt Foster (L, 1-2) – 1 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Birmingham 7, Pensacola 6 (F/12). Cobie Fletcher-Vance (2B) – 0-5, 1 BB; 2 errors. TRACK & FIELD USATF NYC Grand Prix Men’s 110m Hurdles Ruebin Walters – 13.67 seconds, 7th. USATF NYC Grand Prix Women’s 200m Tamara Clark – 22.62 seconds, 2nd (SB). Kolo Extraligy Womens 400m: Kimberley Ficenec – 56.70 seconds, 3rd Kolo Extraligy Womens 800m: Kimberley Ficenec – 2:07.63, 7th BASKETBALL Italy Serie A2 Semifinal Gm 4: Verona 83, Udine 57 (wins series 3-1). Trevor Lacey – 37 minutes, 11 points (1-3 2pg, 1-5 3pg, 6-10 FT), 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 1 foul. FOOTBALL New Orleans 17, Tampa Bay 6 (USFL). BJ Emmons – 13 rushes, -1 yd; 2 catches, 5 yds; 1 fumble lost Dallas Warmack – active; no stats Philadelphia 17, Pittsburgh 16 (USFL). Bradley Sylve – inactive. SOCCER Chicago 1, Orlando 0. Celia Jiménez Delgado – DNP.