Recent Performance Sports News
You can’t make this stuff up. After taking the early tournament lead at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Oakley golfer, Zach Johnson battled with the tournament host, Tiger Woods the entire weekend. While Woods looked to have the edge throughout the weekend, Johnson never let the lead get out of sight. In a comeback for the ages, Johnson slowly clawed his way back to top Woods in a sudden-death-playoff at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. It was his road to the playoff that was utterly remarkable.
Aksel Lund Svindal made himself right at home in Canada this weekend, something he’s become accustom to doing. The Norwegian alpine ski racing super star took the super-G title at Lake Louise for the third consecutive year. His finishing time of 1 minute, 28.53 seconds was enough to hold off Austrians Matthias Mayer and Georg Streitberger for first place by a slim margin.
While many of Ironman’s big name athletes wind it down for the year, Great Britain’s Rachel Joyce is still hard at work. Fresh off her impressive second place finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona in October, Joyce claimed victory at Ironman Cozumel this past weekend. Joyce completed the shortened tropical course in a time of 8:52:28 for the win.