We hope your weekend is as major as this weekend in sports, which brings us America’s Cup, U.S. Open and College World Series.
The Last Night’s Game Team
PGA (Professional Golfers' Association)
- FORE! The U.S. Open, which is the second major tournament of the golf season, began yesterday at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. The one to watch: Rickie Fowler. The current leader is looking to win his first major.
- Haters gonna hate. Veteran golfer Phil Mickelson opted to skip the U.S. Open (only major tournament he’s never won) to attend his daughter’s high school graduation where she will deliver a speech as the class president. As expected, this move received cheers and jeers from sports enthusiasts.
- Is that the Hindenburg? The real winner at Erin Hills is the pilot of an advertising blimp that was circling the course yesterday and crashed after it caught on fire. Thankfully, he escaped with minor injuries.
College Baseball World Series
- Batter up. The 64-team tournament is down to the Elite Eight. On Saturday they will head to Omaha, the home of the College World Series, to determine which team will be the national champion. Is your uni squad in the mix? Find out.
- On Wednesday, a gunman shot multiple people during a Republican team practice for The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. The game was last night and even before it started over $1 million was raised for the event’s designated charities. A Capitol Police officer who was also injured during the shooting, David Bailey, threw out the first pitch. In case you’re wondering, the Democrats won the game.
- The sports world has been buzzing about the long-awaited boxing match between UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
The big payday lured Mayweather out of retirement for the August 26th match where he hopes to be the first boxer to reach a 50-0 record. McGregor, whose background in mixed martial arts, looks to utilize his size and powerful punches to take down Mayweather. Insiders expect the fight to break pay-per-view records projecting over 5 million buys.
- The sailing race for the America’s Cup starts tomorrow in Bermuda. The “Billionaire’s Death Race” pits defending champion Team Oracle U.S.A against Emirates New Zealand, who overcame their boat capsizing during a qualifying race to make it to the finals. Check out our five things to know for attention-grabbing essentials on America’s Cup.