Two-Minute Drill: McIlroy, Hovland In Control At St. Andrews

Jonathan Grant | July 17th, 2022

1st Down: The 150th edition of The Open looks like it has come down to one of two men heading into Sunday’s fourth and final round at St. Andrews. Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland each lit up the Old Course on Saturday, posting matching 66’s to give themselves a share of the lead over the rest of the field. They are both four shots ahead of the Camerons, Smith and Young, giving them both excellent shots at taking a major victory. Between the pair, only one bogey was made on the day, and if either of them are able to match that performance on Sunday, we could see them hoisting the Claret Jug.

2nd Down: The Washington Nationals have had a rough go of late, and things got even tougher on them on Saturday as news emerged that the team would be considering shipping out star outfielder Juan Soto. The superstar turned down a reported $440 million, 15-year deal, causing the team to rethink its stance on whether they should be retaining the player as they attempt a rebuild. The Nats, champions back in 2019, have since faded into obscurity in the NL East and have sent a majority of their stars elsewhere. Soto appears to be the next one on the table, with potential suitors being the LA Dodgers and the New York Yankees among others.

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3rd Down: UFC 280 officially has its main event. And it will be one that fans have been craving for a while now. The lightweight crown will be on the line as former champion Charles Oliveira, who lost the title after failing to make weight prior to his bout with Justin Gaethje, will be taking on Islam Makhachev in Abu Dhabi come October. Oliveira has won 11 fights in a row now while Makhachev, the understudy of former undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has won 10 in a row to claim this opportunity. This is no doubt going to be a huge fight for the 155 strap, and October can’t get here soon enough.

4th Down: Justin Verlander continued to amaze on Saturday, winning for the 12th time this season as the Astros downed the Oakland A’s 5-0 at home. Verlander leads the majors with victories at this stage, and he showed why as he lowered his ERA on the campaign to 1.89, good for third in the league. He also recorded 10 K’s in the six innings he pitched, putting him 14th on the all-time strikeout list.

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