Recent Performance Sports News
In the quiet tribal lands of Qunu, South Africa, 21 shots rang out yesterday honoring a fallen hero, a leader, an inspiration. Although his legend will live on forever and tears will be shed long after his funeral; family, friends, dignitaries and ordinary citizens alike, gathered yesterday and said their final goodbyes. After a lifetime of ups and downs, struggles and conquests, pain and happiness; former South African President, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in the town where he grew up, after losing his battle with recent illness.
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.