Friday 31st August 2018

Event of the Day: Dell Technologies Championship Day 1

Our event of the day is the first day of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton. This is the second of four PGA Tour playoff tournaments that conclude with the crowning of the FedEX Cup champion. Twenty-five players were eliminated following the Northern Trust last week, meaning today’s championship features the top 100 players in the world. This is based on points accumulated across various championships this season. With the winner pocketing a jackpot of $1.6 million and taking a step closer to FedEX Cup glory, the stakes are certainly high.

Following the four days of action in Norton, the top seventy players will advance to the BMW Championship next week.Two-time FedEX Cup champion Tiger Woods will be hoping to improve on his showing in Paramus last week, as he dropped five places to twenty-fifth. The golfing great tees off alongside Marc Leishman and Chez Reavie. Rory McIlroy is back after skipping the Northern Trust. He is used to tasting success in Norton, having won here in 2012 and 2016. Likewise, defending FedEX Cup champion Justin Thomas, who won the Dell Technologies Championship last year tees off alongside world number one Dustin Johnson. Once again, Rickie Fowler is a notable absentee due to injury. This year’s Masters runner up also missed the Northern Trust, consequently slipping to 22nd in the FedEX Cup standings. However, his 1,302 points should suffice for him to qualify for the BMW Championship. With plenty to play for, expect a fantastic four days of golf.

Honourable mentions around the globe go to the second day of the Fourth Test between England and India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. India will resume on 19-0, having bowled England out for 246. Sam Curran hit 78 to help England recover from a pitiful start, having been 86-6. Further cricketing action in the UK comes from the Oval, where County Championship leaders Surrey currently lead third place Nottinghamshire by 191 runs and Nottinghamshire only have 8 2nd innings wickets remaining. Elsewhere in the UK, first play second at Elland Road, as Leeds and Middlesbrough aim to maintain their strong starts to the Championship season. Two giants of Italian football clash at Giuseppe Meazza, where AC Milan face Roma in Serie A. Villarreal host Girona in La Liga, whilst Nice travel to Lyon in Ligue 1. Emmen welcome De Graafschap in the Eredivisie, whilst Borussia Dortmund travel to Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. Additional sporting action in Europe can be found in Puerto Lumbreras, where stage 7 of Vuelta a España begins, before finishing 185.7 kilometres later in Pozo Alcón. Highlights from the final Diamond League meet of the season in Brussels includes the men’s 100 metres and the women’s 200 metres. European Tour golf continues in Denmark with the second day of Made in Denmark. LPGA action comes from Portland, with the Cambia Portland Classic. Elsewhere in the States, the MLB series between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners continues in Oakland. In New York, the last 32 of the US Open gets underway at Flushing Meadows. Bristol Bears face Bath at Ashton Gate in Bristol in the Premiership season opener. In the NRL, table topping Melbourne Storm host fifth place Penrith Panthers. An array of sporting action will be on display in Indonesia, as the Asian Games continue.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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Photos by TBC Boston;  Dell Technologies Championship

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