The 2013 Open Championship
This years’ Open Championship was at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland. The winner of the 2013 Open Championship was Phil Mickelson. Here are some things about Phil Mickelson and his career. Phil is 43 years old; he was born June 16 in the year 1970; in San Diego, California. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona; he graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988. He got a Golf scholarship at Arizona State University (ASU). He won three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards in 1990, 1991, and 1992. He won a total of 16 tournaments in his college career. He graduated from ASU in 1992. After he graduated he turned pro and started to make his way to the big tournaments. He married his wife Amy in 1996; they have three children Amanda born in 1999, Sophia born in 2001, and Evan born in 2003. Phil has 42 PGA Tour Wins five of them are Majors. He has 9 European tour wins five are also Majors. One win on the Challenge tour and 5 on different tours. The five Majors he has won are the 2004, 2006, and 2010 Master Tournament; the 2013 Open Championship, and the 2005 PGA Championship. Phil holds the record for most second place finishes in the US Open with six. He has finished in second place or tied for second place in the 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2013 US Opens. He was inducted in The World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. Congrats to Phil on his fifth major. Good luck with the rest of your career. Hope your children are health and doing well; I also hope that you and you wife live a happy and full marriage for many years to come. Good luck in the rest of the season as well. In this tournament we are going to follow Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods, and reigning champ Ernie Els.
Round 1: In Round 1 Phil Mickelson shot a 69 2-under par after one round. Tiger Woods shot a 69 2-under par after one round. Henrik Stenson shot a 70 1-under par after one round. Ernie Els shot 74 3-over par after one round.
Round 2: In Round 2 Phil shot a 74 3-over par for a total 1-over par after two rounds. Tiger shot a 71 even-par to stay at 2-under par after two rounds. Henrik shot a 70 1-under par for a total of 2-under par after two rounds. Ernie shot a 74 3-over par for a total of 6-over par after two rounds.
Round 3: In Round 3 Phil shot a 72 1-over par for a total of 2-over par after three rounds. Tiger shot a 72 1-over par for a total of 1-under par after three rounds. Henrik shot 74 3-over par for a total of 1-over par after three rounds. Ernie shot a 70 1-under par for a total of 5-over par after three rounds.
Round 4: In Round 4 Phil shot a 66 5-under par for a total of 3-under par to win the Open Championship. Tiger shot a 74 3-over par for a total of 2-over par to finish in a tie for sixth after four rounds. Henrik shot a 70 1-under par for a total of even par to finish in second place after four rounds. Ernie shot a 74 3- over par for a total of 8-over par to finish in a tie for 26th after four rounds.
The 2013 MLB All-Star Break
The All-Star events were at Citi Field the New York Mets Stadium. The first event of the All-Star break was the Home Run Derby. The Home Run Derby was on July 15th and the All-Star Game was on July 16th.
The players that participated in the Home Run Derby were: Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, David Wright of the New York Mets, Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers, Pedro Alverez of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chris Davis of the Baltimore Oriels, Michael Cuddyer of the Colorado Rockies, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, and Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A’s.
In the first round Robinson Cano hit 4 home runs, David Wright hit 5 home runs, Prince Fielder hit 5 home runs, Pedro Alverez hit 6 home runs, Chris Davis hit 8 home runs, Michael Cuddyer hit 7 home runs, Bryce Harper hit 8 home runs, and Yoenis Cespedes hit 17 home runs. Advancing on to round two was Chris Davis, Michael Cuddyer, Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes.
In round two Chris Davis hit 4 home runs for a total after two rounds of 12 home runs. Michael Cuddyer hit 8 home runs for a total after two rounds of 15 home runs. Bryce Harper hit 8 home runs for a total of 16 runs after two rounds. Yoenis Cespedes hit 6 home runs for a total of 23 home runs after two rounds. The finalists were Bryce Harper and Yoenis Cespedes.
In the finals the slate is wiped clean. In the finals Bryce Harper hit 8 home runs and Yoenis Cespedes hit 9 home runs to win the Home Run Derby. Yoenis is from Cuba; he has only been in the states for two years. He is also the first player to win the Home Run Derby that did not play in the All-Star Game.
The All-Star Game was very uneventful; there were only three runs and all of them where for the American League. The first three innings were scoreless; this marked that the last 17 innings in All-Star games the American League has not scored. Then in the fourth inning Jose Bautista made a sacrifice fly to Bryce Harper of the National League to let Miguel Cabrera score. In the fifth inning J Hardy grounds out to let Adam Jones score to make the game 2-0. The 6th and 7th innings were scoreless. In the 8th inning Jason Kipnis hit a ground double to left field. Salvador Perez scored to make the game 3-0. The 9th inning was scoreless so the game ended 3-0 American League. The American League has not won an All-Star Game since 2009.
The 2013 Wimbledon was from June 24 to July 7. This year’s winner was Andy Murray of Great Britain. He is 26 years old; he was born on May 15 in the year 1987; in Glasgow, Scotland. He turned pro in 2005, within three years he made it to the finals of the 2008 U.S. Open and lost to Roger Federer of Switzerland. Two years later in the Australian Open they met again and sadly Roger beat Andy again. The next year he made it back to the Australian Open but lost to Novak Djokovic. In 2012 he made it to the Wimbledon and the US Open final. He lost Wimbledon to Roger Federer for the second time in two years; and in the US Open he won his first Grand Slam Title beating Novak Djokovic; a few weeks before that he beat Roger Federer at the Wimbledon stadium for the 2012 Olympic gold medal. He also won a silver medal with Laura Robson in the mixed doubles they were beat by Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi. This year he made it to the Australasian Open final for the third time, and for the second time he lost to Novak Djokovic. He also made it to the Wimbledon final in which he beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. The last British man to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry who won it three years in a row from 1934 to 1936. Congrats to Andy Murray on his second Grand Slam Title and his first Wimbledon. I am sure that many people including me hope that there are many more Grand Slams to come. This year’s Women’s winner was Marion Bartoli of France. She is 28 years old; she was born on October 2nd in the year of 1984; in Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France. She has been playing tennis since she was six years old. Her father Walter introduced her to the game. She turned pro in February of 2000. She has 14 professional wins. This is her first Grand Slam Title. Here are her best finishes in all the Grand Slams: the Quarter Final in the 2009 Australian Open, the Semi Final in the 2011 French Open, the winner of the 2013 Wimbledon, and the Quarter Final of the 2012 US Open.
Here is how Marion Bartoli made it to the Finals and won the 2013 Wimbledon. In the first round she beat Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in two straight sets. In the second round she beat Christina McHale of the United States in two sets. In the third round she beat Camila Giorgi of Italy in two sets. In the fourth round she beat Karin Knapp of Italy in two sets. In the Quarterfinals she beat Sloane Stephens of the United States in two sets. In the Semifinals she beat Kirsten Flipkens of Germany in two sets. In the Finals she beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany in two sets to win Wimbledon.
Here is how Andy Murray made it to the Finals and won the 2013 Wimbledon. In the first round he beat Benjamin Becker of Germany in three sets. In second round he beat Y-h Lu of the Taiwan in three sets. In the third round he beat Tommy Robredo of Spain in three sets. In the fourth round he beat Mikhail Youzhny of France in three sets. In the Quarterfinals he beat Fernando Verdasco in five sets. In the Semifinals he beat Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in four sets. In the Finals he beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia in three straight sets to win Wimbledon.
Sport Events in August
MLB: There will be 406 Baseball games in the month of August.
NFL: There will be 66 Preseason Football games in the month of August.
PGA Tour: The Reno-Tahoe Open and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational are from Aug 1-4. The PGA Championship is from Aug 8-11. The Wyndham Championship is from Aug 15-18. The Barclays is from Aug 22-25. The Deutsche Bank Championship is from Aug 30-Sep 2.
European Tour: The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is from Aug 1-4. The US PGA Championship is from Aug 8-11. The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is from Aug 22-25. The ISPS Handa Wales Open is from Aug 29-Sep 1.
Ladies PGA Tour: The RICOH Women’s British Open is from Aug 1-4. The 2013 Solheim cup is from Aug 16-18. The CN Canadian Women’s Open is from Aug 22-25. The Portland Classic Presented by Safeway is from Aug 29-Sep 1.
Men’s Tennis: The ATP Bet-At-Home Cup Kitzbuhel is from Jul 28-Aug 3. The ATP Citi Open is from Jul 29-Aug 4. The ATP Rogers Cup is from Aug 5-11. The ATP Western & Southern Open is from Aug 11-18. The ATP Winston-Salem Open is from Aug 18-24. The US Open is from Aug 26- Sep 9.
Women’s Tennis: The WTA Citi Open is from Jul 28-Aug 3. The WTA Mercury Insurance Open is from Jul 29-Aug 4. The WTA Roger Cup presented by National Bank is from Aug 5-11. The WTA Western & Southern Open is from Aug 12-18. The WTA Texas Open is from Aug 17-23. The WTA New Haven Open at Yale is from Aug 18-24. The US Open is from Aug 26-Sep 9.
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