The five-year plan

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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

first_imgHundreds of people are invited to attend and a symbolic handshake between the Arab representatives and Netanyahu is not ruled out, the official said.”Coronavirus (is) in the background of everybody’s minds, although everybody will have been tested,” he said. So “if they are to engage in any sort of physical contact that will be understood.”For the Mideast, the deals dubbed the Abraham Accords mark a distinct shift in a decades-old status quo where Arab countries have tried to maintain unity against Israel over its treatment of the stateless Palestinians.Feeling increasingly abandoned, Palestinian leaders on Sunday urged demonstrations in the occupied territories and outside embassies of the United States, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE to protest what they called “shameful agreements.” US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.The event on the White House South Lawn, attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE, will be the first time Arab nations have established relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.”All sides are excited,” a senior Trump administration official told reporters. But other, powerful forces are transforming the playing field in the region.All the four countries celebrating at the White House share a common hostility to Iran, which Trump has put under crippling economic and diplomatic pressure.The thaw will also give Israel and its two new Arab partners a big economic opening, just when they are looking to rebuild after the international slowdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.Trump will enjoy the optics of presiding over a historic breakthrough less than 50 days before election day, which opinion polls show he is currently on course to lose.After an often bruising, chaotic first term on the diplomatic front, Tuesday’s event is seen as a rare piece of good news that even some Democratic critics have applauded.Netanyahu, a close Trump ally who faces a corruption trial and criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, could also use a dose of good news coverage.The UAE, meanwhile, has been using the negotiations as part of its campaign to pressure Washington to override Israeli objections and sell it the cutting edge F-35 warplane.Trump has keenly promoted weapons sales during his government and would clearly be happy to tout job-creating announcements before the election.Details of exactly what’s in the Abraham Accords remain sketchy, with the documents yet to be published. The White House official said that there would be one common document and then separate bilateral agreements between Israel and the two Arab countries.Topics :last_img read more

RoRo Service Linking Germany and Russia to Be Suspended

first_imgFinnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has decided to remove its TransRussiaExpress (TRE) roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) service between Kiel, Germany and St. Petersburg in Russia.As informed, the move comes as Finnlines has been facing “a constant deterioration on the Russian market.”“Despite the investments implemented to maintain the competitiveness and sustainability of the service TransRussiaExpress, regretfully we are forced to suspend it until a reasonable improvement of the market conditions will occur,” the company said in a statement.As from April 1, 2019, Finnlines will implement a new schedule, whereby the Biscay-North Sea service will include the Germany-Russia connections.In 2015, Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS converted its freight ferry route between Kiel and St. Petersburg to a space charter route in cooperation with Finnlines.As a result of the service suspension, DFDS’ space charter route will also be closed.However, the Danish company intends to maintain a sales organisation in St. Petersburg as the Russian market will continue to be served by DFDS’ Baltic route network, linking Klaipeda in Lithuania with Kiel in Germany, and Paldiski in Estonia with Kapellskär in Sweden.Due to the closure of the space charter route, up to fifteen staff members will be affected in St. Petersburg and Kiel, DFDS said.last_img read more

Argonauts Mop up Wonder Boys

first_img Share Argonauts Mop up Wonder Boys March 28, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Argonauts (27-10) won their sixth game in seven tries tonight by closing out a three-game sweep of GSC West school Arkansas Tech (16-21-1), 6-2, in non-conference action. A collection of six UWF pitchers got the job done tonight for Mike Jeffcoat’s Argos who have played six games over the past five days.Similar to the start of both games yesterday, UWF scored first. Daniel Jones led off with a double down the left field line. Peter Antoske dropped in a single to right center to put runners at the corners. Jones scored to give UWF a 1-0 lead when Kyle DeBos singled to right field.Arkansas Tech threatened to score in the fourth inning when they loaded the bases with one out. Reliever Jon Sintes got a force out at home on a ground ball hit to first baseman Bo Williams. He struck out Jantzen Black to finish the threat.West Florida scored again in the fifth inning. Logan Hundley was hit by a Bryan Eagle pitch in the head to lead off. Hundley stayed in the game and took first base. Jones lined out, and Antoske walked to put runners at first and second. DeBos blooped a single to left field scoring Hundley. The Argos loaded the bases when reliever Josh Floriani walked Williams. Two runs scored on a ground ball hit by Clay Wallace to shortstop Tony Sanchez. Williams was forced out at second, but ATU second baseman Robbie Hohler’s throw got away from first baseman Brad Green. Antoske and DeBos scored on the play. West Florida took a 4-0 lead.Arkansas Tech put a run on the board in the sixth. Reliever Jake Hlavach struck out Govan, but he reached first on a passed ball. Hlavach balked and Govan took second base. A base hit bunt by Green put runners at the corners, and a sacrifice fly by Hohler scored Govan.The Wonder Boys put together an impressive two out rally in the seventh. Sanchez doubled to left center field. Black hit a high chopper to third baseman Lee Huggins who’s throw to first got away from Williams, and Sanchez scored from second base. Reliever David Pedro allowed a single by Sanchez and walked Dario Colovic to load the bases. Brian McCall was summoned from the bullpen, and he forced Green to ground out to first base for the final out.Antoske reached on a throwing error by Sanchez to lead off the seventh. DeBos advanced Antoske to second on a sacrifice bunt. Antoske stole third, and scored on an RBI double to left center by Williams to give UWF a 6-2 lead.Brett McCullough started the game on the hill for UWF, and pitched three scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and walked three. Sintes (5-3) got the win. He tossed two scoreless innings, allowing two hits, with two walks and struck out two.DeBos led UWF by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Justin Wood went 2-for-3, and Jones went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Sanchez had two doubles to lead ATU. Bryan Eagle got the loss. He pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned on six hits.West Florida resumes conference play this weekend at home against West Georgia. They play a double header at 2:00 pm on Saturday, and one game on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Listen live on goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Sergio Aguero is a major doubt for Manchester City ahead of Juventus clash

first_img “We were eight points behind last year and, in January, we were level. “If you lose points at the beginning, you can lose them in other parts of the year. We have to continue playing the way we are.” Palace manager Alan Pardew admits City already have the look of potential champions, but warned that they are not home and hosed just yet. “I think it’s a great result for City and they are in a great position,” he said. “The other teams have it all to do, Chelsea are adrift and that will take some making up. But this will be an unpredictable league.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes to have David Silva and Raheem Sterling available against Juventus on Tuesday – but Sergio Aguero is a major doubt for the Champions League opener. However, striker Aguero could miss the Group D curtain raiser after limping off during the first half against Palace with a knee injury. Pellegrini, who was angry that the challenge by Eagles skipper Scott Dann which forced Aguero off was not punished with a red card, is waiting for an update on the Argentinian’s fitness. “It was an important kick on his knee,” he said. “We’ll see if he can recover between now and Tuesday. “It’s very difficult to say now. It’s important to see how he recovers. We’ll see.” Following Aguero’s premature departure it was left to 18-year-old substitute Kelechi Iheanacho to hit City’s last-minute winner and maintain their 100 per cent record this season. Victory left City five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday evening, and a whopping 11 points ahead of champions Chelsea. “It’s important to have a good start, to have 15 points from five games,” added Pellegrini. “We’re not just playing against Chelsea, although they are the champions. It’s an important gap. Press Association Spanish playmaker Silva was left out of Saturday’s last-gasp 1-0 win at Crystal Palace to rest an ankle knock and England winger Sterling was sidelined by a hamstring strain. But the key duo are expected to be in the frame when City get their European campaign under way at the Etihad Stadium and Pellegrini said: “I hope both of them can be fit on Tuesday. We will see.” last_img read more

Real fall 16 points behind Barca after draw with Celta

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) – Real Madrid’s faltering title defence continued as they were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Sunday which saw them fall 16 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona, who beat Levante 3-0 to stay nine points clear at the top of La Liga.eal looked to be heading for a disastrous second league defeat in a row after their embarrassing 3-0 loss to Barca in their last outing when Daniel Wass lobbed over Keylor Navas to put Celta ahead in the 33rd minute.Gareth Bale instantly responded by scoring twice in three minutes to put the stuttering champions in front before halftime but Celta came right back at Zinedine Zidane’s side, with Iago Aspas squandering a penalty before Maxi Gomez levelled with a header in the 82nd minute.Aspas was denied another penalty late in the game while down at the other end Real’s Lucas Vazquez missed a gilt-edged chance to strike the winner, hammering the ball straight at Celta goalkeeper Ruben Blanco.Real stay fourth in the standings on 32 points while Barca have 48 although they have played one game more.Barcelona had seen their lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid reduced to six points on Saturday but restored the gap to nine after Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Paulinho scored in a routine if underwhelming win over Levante.Messi was back in the starting line-up after missing the King’s Cup draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday and marked his 400th game in La Liga by opening the scoring in the 12th minute, volleying Jordi Alba’s cushioned header into the net.Suarez struck his fifth goal in four games running by controlling a cross from Sergi Roberto and slamming the ball high into the net in the 38th minute.Barca relaxed a little after the break but Brazilian international Paulinho added an extra shine to the win by tapping in as the game drew to a close, netting for the seventh time in the Liga, making him the top-scoring midfielder in the Spanish top flight.“We wanted to continue our run of wins and although we were favourites we knew Levante were a strong side that hadn’t lost away from home in the league since September,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.“We were very good in the first half but the pace changed in the second half and Levante could have scored.”After the game club record signing Philippe Coutinho appeared at the Nou Camp to pose for photographs a day after completing his 142-million-pound($192.54-million) move from Liverpool to Barca.last_img read more

Soccer all good with 1st place, charity

first_imgComing off a 1-0 win over Illinois this weekend, the women’s soccer team is now tied for first place in the Big Ten with a record of 7-5-2.The team is not only succeeding on the field but also off the field. Redshirt sophomore Michele Dalton has started a food drive where she is putting bags by everyone’s door to collect food and money. Last year the drive collected over $2,000 and four tons of food. This year the goal is to raise over $12,500.“We’ve encouraged our players to go above and beyond, and I think Michele has done that,” UW head coach Paula Wilkins said.Wilkins was impressed with the Badgers’ latest win, which came over the Fighting Illini — a team that was 5-1-1 at home.“I don’t think our players realize how big of a win that was for our young group, especially since it’s only the second road win I’ve had since being here,” Wilkins said. “They are taking big steps right now, so we want to keep them climbing.”The Badgers have won four of their past five games. Much of this can be credited to the defense, which didn’t allow a shot on goal at Illinois.“The defense has stepped up and solidified themselves,” Wilkins said. “They are playing more as a team.”Another key to the Badger’s success has been the play of the underclassmen.“The non-conference schedule was tough, but now I think our youngsters have learned a lot from it and they are now a little bit more prepared,” Wilkins said.Arguably the most impressive of all has been sophomore forward Laurie Nosbusch. She has been on an absolute tear lately, scoring three game-winning goals in the last three games. Nosbusch leads the team with five goals on the season. Wilkins credits part of Nosbusch’s success to the return of freshman forward Paige Adams. Adams, who missed 10 games leading up to the Purdue game, is another weapon for the Badgers who frees Nosbusch up for more scoring opportunities. Another key to Nosbusch’s success is the fact that she is finally healthy. “[Nosbusch] was wearing a face mask for the first 10 games of the season, which affected her ability to see the ball and see the field,” Wilkins said. “She was finally able to take the mask off after getting surgery on her broken nose.”This weekend will prove to be critical as the Badgers go up against Ohio State and Penn State, who are both tied for third place and nipping at the heels of the Badgers.“Two of the best Big Ten teams are coming into our homestead,” Wilkins said.Both are big games, but the match against Penn State may come with more emotion, as Wilkins coached there from 2001-2006.“It’s always an emotional game for me, but I think the energy that the team is bringing right now will make me less emotional this weekend,” Wilkins said.This weekend is UW’s homecoming, which should give the Badgers a fair advantage. At least this is what Wilkins is hoping for.“If we can get people to come out to the games, it will give us energy just like the Purdue game where our fans carried us,” Wilkins said.With the Badger’s tied with Minnesota for first place in the Big Ten, they will need to bring their best effort night in and night out.“It is going to come down to our last five games,” Wilkins said.last_img read more

Border-battle matchup ahead for Badger Volleyball

first_imgFollowing a thrilling four-set win against then-ranked No. 5 Michigan State, the Wisconsin women’s volleyball team will host No. 7 Minnesota Wednesday evening to conclude a difficult stretch of games for UW.The Badgers’ (16-4, 5-3 Big Ten) last six matches have been against top-25 ranked opponents. With the Big Ten featuring seven teams ranked in the top 25, Wisconsin is playing in arguably the most competitive conference in the nation.After falling to No.16 Michigan last week, UW rebounded with the big victory against No. 5 MSU (17-3, 6-2 Big Ten). Minnesota (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) enters Wednesday’s matchup in a similar position after two impressive wins over the Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines.The Gophers have won the past 10 meetings against the Badgers, a streak that dates back to November 2007. Since 1975, Minnesota holds a 42-32 edge over Wisconsin in the all-time series.The Badgers will have their hands full as the Gophers cross the border with a stifling defense led by reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week Hannah Tapp. The middle blocker recorded a combined 14 blocks, five kills and two digs in two games last week against MSU and Michigan.However, Tapp will not be the only freshman on the court to look out for. UW freshman Lauren Carlini was named the 2012 National Volleyball Gatorade National Player of the Year, the highest honor for a high school player, and was the top recruit of the national freshman class. The setter leads the team in assists with 644 on the season. Now fully immersed in the Wisconsin program, she is ready for her first taste of the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry.“We have to show everyone that beating a No. 5-ranked team wasn’t a fluke, and we have to prepare to take on another tough top-10 team,” Carlini said.Head coach Kelly Sheffield said he is encouraged watching Carlini constantly try to better herself every day and is impressed by her ability to read opposing defenses and her patience on the court, taking only what the defense gives her.Sheffield and the Badgers will look to Carlini and redshirt junior Ellen Chapman to fracture Minnesota’s feisty defense. Chapman leads the Badgers in kills per set, averaging 3.35, the eighth-best in the Big Ten.“There’s probably not enough attention to what [Chapman] does for us,” Sheffield said. “She’s got a really good serve and offensively she’s moving the ball around. When she’s aggressive and confident, she’s awfully good.”The 6-foot-4 outside hitter was pleased with the outcome against MSU, feeling both sides played an exceptional match, but realizes there is still work to be done, especially against rival Minnesota.“It was one of the most fun matches I’ve played in the Field House, the crowd was so into it,” Chapman said.Looking at Minnesota, Chapman knows shutting down the team’s All-American seniors Ashley Wittman and Tori Dixon will be a key to victory.  Dixon leads the team in kills (269) and blocks (96), while Wittman is second on the team in both (221 kills, 44 blocks).Senior Annemarie Hickey will be in charge of neutralizing Minnesota’s front-line. The libero earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors this week for her play against MSU. She recorded a season-high 27 digs against the Spartans and she averaged 6.43 digs per set across the weekend. As a team, the Badgers averaged 18.43 digs per set.Also looking to join the defensive stronghold will be junior middle-blocker Dominique Thompson, who grew up a Gophers fan–with good reason–as her father, Darrell Thompson, played football at Minnesota. Now a loyal Badger, Thompson ranks 10th in the Big Ten with 1.08 blocks per set. She leads the squad with eight solo blocks and 75 block assists.“It’s two defenses that have really suffocated their opponents this year,” Sheffield said. “It should be a great match for fans to come to with two really good teams going at each other.”The Badgers have already had great success this season compared to last year’s campaign. Sheffield, in just his first season as head coach, has his team sitting at 16 wins so far, only one game shy of last year’s 17 total wins.last_img read more

Cam Bedrosian’s rough game sinks Angels against Mariners

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousSeattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager connects on a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Trying to score from second on a Robinson Cano single, Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger misses the plate and is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger breaks his bat on a base hit to center field against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Brandon Phillips celebrates with Mike Trout after scoring on a Luis Valbuena sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Brandon Phillips leaps before crossing the plate, scoring on a Luis Valbuena sacrifice fly, against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton crosses the plate on an Albert Pujols RBI-ground out as Seattle Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz watches in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, right, and Nelson Cruz celebrate Seager’s three-RBI home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager connects on a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Trying to score from second on a Robinson Cano single, Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger misses the plate and is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 7Trying to score from second on a Robinson Cano single, Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger misses the plate and is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandANAHEIM — Cam Bedrosian, who a year ago appeared to be the Angels’ closer of the future, likely ended a disappointing season with his worst performance of the year on Saturday night.Bedrosian entered with a three run lead and allowed five runs, without recording an out, in the Angels’ 6-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He gave up a three-run homer to Kyle Seager followed by a Yonder Alonso homer.Assuming Bedrosian doesn’t pitch in the season finale on Sunday, he will finish the season with a 4.43 ERA, after a 1.12 ERA in 2016.Before Bedrosian entered, the Angels had a 4-1 lead, built on a solid start from Ricky Nolasco (5 1/3 innings, one run) and a pair of RBIs from Luis Valbuena. Nolasco, whose club option is likely to be declined, finished the season with a 4.92 ERA, including a 4.02 mark in his last nine games.The Angels’ runs came from Valbuena, Kole Calhoun’s 19th homer and a groundout by Albert Pujols. Calhoun had three hits, including the homer, and a walk. Justin Upton had two hits and a walk. The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth for Mike Trout, who popped out.The Angels (79-82) clinched a losing season, the first time they’ve had back-to-back losing seasons since 1992-94.More to come on this story.last_img read more

Tiger Woods’ score: Round 3 results, highlights from 2019 U.S. Open

first_imgThere was no Tiger charge into contention in Round 3 of the U.S. Open on Saturday, but the three-time U.S. Open champion avoided disaster as he finished the day where he started it with an atypical even-par 71.Woods’ round featured five bogeys and five birdies, including four putts that lipped out. He was tied for 29th when he turned in his scorecard. Hole 3: Par 4, 399 yardsShot 1: Tiger hits another nice drive, and it carries just short of the bunker. Nice spot here.Shot 2: Bad approach lands Tiger in the bunker to the right of the green. He’ll need to scramble here.Shot 3: Tiger takes the safe route and gets on the green instead of going over the steep edge of the bunker. He’ll need a lag putt for par.Shot 4: Misses it to the right. Has to make a bogey from a foot out.Shot 5: Bogey, his second of the round and fourth in the last five holes.Hole 2: Par 4, 522 yardsShot 1: Considerably better drive here, a nice stinger down the fairway with the 3-wood. Got to make up some ground here.Shot 2: Tiger gets an iron shot to land within 10 feet of his birdie attempt.Shot 3: Not enough break. Missed on the right. Par upcoming.Shot 4: Par. Hole 1: Par 4, 375 yards Shot 1: Tiger’s drive with the iron pulls left into the rough, the first time he has missed the fairway all weekend.Shot 2: The rough is too deep and thick for Tiger to get to the green. He’ll need an up-and-down to save par.Shot 3: Tiger chips onto the green but leaves a little more distance, 15 feet, than he’d like for par. His short game wasn’t hot Friday.Shot 4: Misses to the right. He’ll bogey, his third consecutive of the tournament. He’s over for the first time this tournament.Shot 5: Bogey. MORE: Watch the U.S. Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)His day got off to a rough start, with bogeys on two of the first three holes, but he closed moving day on a high note with birdies on two of the last three holes. Sporting News tracked live hole-by-hole updates from Woods’ third round at the 2019 U.S. Open. Check them out below.LIVE: Full leaderboard for the 2019 U.S. OpenTiger Woods’ score: Live updates, highlights from Round 3Hole (Par)Round 3 score (Overall)   Place1 (4)1 over (+1)T-482 (4)1 over (+1)T-483 (4)2 over (+2)T-534 (4)1 over (+1)T-485 (3)Even (par)T-376 (5)Even (par)T-377 (3)1 over (+1)T-448 (4)1 over (+1)T-449 (4)1 over (+1)T-4210 (4)1 over (+1)T-4211 (4)1 over (+1)T-4212 (3)2 over (+2)T-5213 (4)2 over (+2)T-5014 (5)1 over (+1)T-4415 (4)2 over (+2)T-5016 (4)1 over (+1)T-3617 (3)1 over (+1)T-3618 (5)Even (E)T-29Hole 18, Par 5, 544 yardsShot 1: It’s a beauty down the left. With a good approach shot, this could be a great hole.Shot 2: Smoked it onto the green. Has a chance for eagle to close Round 3.Shot 3: No eagle, but a two-foot putt for birdie.Shot 4: Birdie. Tiger ends the day where he started.Hole 17, Par 3, 203 yardsShot 1: Great tee shot lands about 10 feet from the cup. A solid chance here for back-to-back birdies.Shot 2: Lips the put. Going to be a tap-in for par.Shot 3: Par.Hole 16, Par 4, 395 yardsShot 1: Decent shot finds the first cut on the left side of the fairway.Shot 2: Approach lands on the right side of the green before rolling toward the hole. It will be a very long attempt at birdie.Shot 3: Sinks it. Huge putt for birdie to pick up a stroke with two holes left.Tiger fighting until the end today.Big-time 🐦 on 16. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/eMoHUkrvKP— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2019Hole 15: Par 4, 407 yardsShot 1: Tiger finds the fairway with the iron.Shot 2: Approach is short and to the right. In danger of giving the birdie back.Shot 3: Lays up but has 15 feet left downhill to make par.Shot 4: Lipped out. Gave the birdie right back.Shot 5: Bogey.Hole 14: Par 5, 586 yardsShot 1: Finds the fairway.Shot 2: Nice layup from Tiger. Shot 3: Tiger very nearly got an eagle there. Hit the green with the wedge, and it rolled back an inch off the mark. He’ll have a very makeable birdie attempt.Shot 4: Tiger birdies and the crowd loved it. Gotta take victories where you find them.Hole 13: Par 4, 444 yardsShot 1: Fairway. In good position here.Shot 2: Tiger’s just not feeling it today. Hits the rough short of the green off the iron.Shots 3, 4: Hand it to Tiger. He’s not giving up. Up-and-down par.Hole 12: Par 3, 209 yardsShot 1: Lands in the rough by the bunker. Terrible lie.Shot 2: Decent aattempt to get onto the green. Looking at another midrange birdie attempt.Shot 3: Just missed it on the right. Burned the hole. Another bogey.Shot 4: Bogey.Hole 11: Par 4, 397 yardsShot 1: Fairway wood off 11. Shot 2: Tiger’s in the rough just short of the green. Tough spot.Shot 3: On the green again, but another midranger upcoming to save par.Shot 4: And par it is. Pretty good, all things considered. Hole 10: Par 4, 498 yardsShot 1: Nice long drive, but doesn’t have enough cut. It’s in the bunker, but it does look like a nice lie.Shot 2: Breaks out the iron and gets to the fringe.Shots 3, 4: Two-putt par. Hole 9: Par 4, 527 yardsShot 1: He loved that one. Boomed it downwind and he’ll have a good look from here.Shot 2: Good approach. Looking at 20-ish feet for birdie.Shot 3: Pulled it from the start. Left and went forward a few feet.Shot 4: Par.Hole 8: Par 4, 414 yardsShot 1: Fairway. Again, not the problem here for Tiger.Shot 2: He breaks out the 7-iron and finds the green. Long putt for par though.Shot 3: Another great effort, another near miss. It’s those approach shots that keep him from more manageable birdie attempts.Shot 4: Par.Hole 7: Par 3, 96 yardsShot 1: Tiger hits the opposite end of the fairway but doesn’t get the rollback he wanted. Might have been chewing on that missed birdie on Hole 6.Shot 2: Another close miss, just left of the hole. Makeable par upcoming.Shot 3: Terrible. He lipped it out. Three-putt bogey coming. Shot 4: Bogey. Hole 6: Par 5, 527 yardsShot 1: Nice boomer down the center of the fairway.Shot 2: Tiger didn’t hit the green — might not have got all of it — but is still in decent position for an up-and-down birdie.Shot 3: Tiger closes some distance between him and the hole. Looks like 6, 7 feet for birdie.Shot 4: Lipped out. Not a bad look, but par it will be.Shot 5: Par. Hole 5: Par 3, 183 yardsShot 1: Tiger lands on the green where it rolls a few yards away from the hole, looks to be dead-center of the green. Two-putt par definitely easily attainable from here.Shot 2: And just like that Tiger’s back to even for the tournament with a 25-foot birdie. Incredible.Hole 4: Par 4, 317 yardsShot 1: Tiger liked that one, didn’t even bother watching it in the air. A nice stinger down the fairway. His drives haven’t been the problem here, though.Shot 2: Wonderful approach. Lands on the green and spins back to within a few feet to set up a birdie attempt. Too early to call this a can’t-miss shot?Shot 3: Finally, a birdie. He’s back to just 1 over.last_img read more