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Tourney Roundup: Sunday's Crazy Day, Royal Baby Update

Bliss: starting the day with hard copies of The Scotsman, Guardian, etc... so today's quick roundup of Sunday's wacky day in golf includes a few gems from the newspapers. Or the iPad editions. Or whatever we'll call them.

Martin Dempster's Scotsman game story on Phil Mickelson's big win in the Scottish Open.

Golf Channel's Golf Central highlights. Naturally Phil couldn't make it easy.

Mickelson moved up in the wagering, with his odds shortening to 20-1 or less. Henrik Stenson, who I picked up at 66-1 yesterday, also dropped to anywhere from 33-1 to 45-1. Tiger Woods is drifting up a bit to 8-1 to 9-1, with Paddy Power going all double-digit to 10-1.'s staff Daily Wrap on 19-year-old Jordan Spieth punching his ticket to The Open, The Masters, etc... and superstardom perhaps after winning the John Deere Classic.

The PGA Tour Entertainment highlights.

Spieth's 18th hole bunker shot.

David Shefter on Kenny Perry winning his second Senior major.

Hee Young Park beat Angela Stanford in a playoff and Inbee Park's win streak ended.

The Guardian's Tom Lamont and John Niven have a wonderful argument
over knighthood for Andy Murray, the really important topic of the weekend. A sampling:

JN: Well, not to get too Braveheart about this, but, back in the day, English knights did some pretty dark stuff to Scotland. And the kind of Scottish knights that were created back then tended to be what we would later call "collaborators". So it doesn't sit too well with me, the whole thing. Just the very idea of a knighthood for an outsider like Murray. Quite apart from the horrendous embracing-of-the-empire aspects (I'm sure the real reason why that other Scottish outsider Danny Boyle recently turned one down), at the very least it's just so... uncool. Especially in one so young. Sir Andy. It'd be a whole lot cooler just to turn it down. You've already got Elton, McCartney, Jagger and the like all fruiting about being called Sir. Do you really want to be in that club?

Prince William played polo as as the heavily bet Sunday, July 14 birthdate passed. And FYI, "The birth, when it does come, will be announced by a bulletin posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace. The news also will go out on Twitter from the palace."

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Reader Comments (8)

Interesting weekend of golf indeed and I missed it live. Thankfully the TGC over here started the John Deere playoff right at the moment my first coffee of the day was served at course where I'm at.

I'm cheering for Hearnsey...but I know the outcome. Great player that young Spieth kid. His future is ahead of him as the saying goes. Lets see what he does with the opportunities to get some REAL world ranking pts this summer.
07.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Glad to see Spieth pick one off. johnny, they say now that Spieth is a member his FedEx points get credited on a retroactive basis, if I remember correctly he's now 11th -- pretty incredible stuff or a kid with no status on any tour when the year started!
07.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Dearie me, Danny Boyle is English, not Scottish
07.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan McD
Multi-piece trophies that aren't at least temporarily fastened together are invitations to embarrassment -- for the tourneys, not the player who sees them come apart while celebrating victory.
07.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRLL
The John Deere Classic. Hard to believe Zach got beat at his type of event. That one must have hurt more than Merion.
07.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Leave it in pieces in the locker room--thats not the trophy he wants anyway.
07.15.2013 | Unregistered Commentersmails
It's his trophy...he can do whatever the F*** he wants with it. ANYTHING!

LOL about the multi part trophies...maybe that could be a new skill testing requirement before a sponsor sends the check to the winner. drop the trophy and the sponsor keeps the $$.
07.16.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
At least he didn't lose the trophy on a drunken binge
07.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarge

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