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Kenny Perry wins 3M championship

Minnesota’s Fortune 500 giant 3M finally again has a marquee champion of Minnesota’s biggest professional golf tournament. Kenny Perry, the reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion, beat red-hot Bernhard Langer by one shot. The seniors went low. Perry shot a final round 65 that included a 15-foot birdie to edge out two-time Champion Langer by one shot at -23 under par. Perry took a one-shot lead into the final round over Marco Dawson. Continue Reading →

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Tiger Woods is back!

You can hear the huge sigh of relief from the entire sports world upon hearing the great news that Tiger Woods is returning to play this week at the Quicken Loans National at historic Congressional Country Club just outside Washington, D.C. Tiger, the former world’s-number-one male golfer, has been out of golf since having back surgery on March 31. The golf industry has been going through a major withdrawal in his sudden absence. From TV ratings to sports golf marketing, apparel, and corporate sponsorships, the industry as a whole has lost an estimated $15 billion this year because Woods could not play. The Masters and United States Open, the first two Majors, suffered huge record losses in TV ratings shares. No athlete since Michael Jordan moves the VU meter like Woods. Continue Reading →

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Black female strength coach a true rarity

Conclusion of a two-part column


If it’s hard being a Black female coach in any sport, it’s more than likely harder still for a Black female strength coach. Mia Erickson of the Mayo Clinic Performance Center in Rochester, Minn. was the only Black among the four-person sport science panel at the U of M Tucker Center Women Coaches Symposium in February. “That’s just the way it is on seeing [strength] coaches that look like me,” she admits. “First of all, I’m in a male-dominated field, so there are not going to be a lot of female coaches. Continue Reading →

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Tiger wins No. 79



The more Tiger Woods wins, the greater the expectations become for him to win a Major Championship. Golf has been played for over 100 years, so tradition points to the Majors — the British Open, U.S Open, Masters and PGA Championship. Jack Nicklaus won 18 Majors, the most all-time. Tiger has 14 and is number two all-time. Sunday, Tiger won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational for a record-tying eighth time. Continue Reading →

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