Rant and Rise: Tiger Woods Earns $100 Million On PGA Tour, Cody Journell Helps Virginia Tech, Kris Medlen On Fire For Braves
Here’s the edition of Rant and Rise for September 4, 2012.
Tiger Woods Makes PGA History By Earning $100 Million
Tiger Woods has seen his ups and downs over the last couple of years, but he made history on Monday after shooting a 66 in the final round and finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship to earn $544,000–officially putting him in the $100 million mark. The accomplishment may be a bit easier to reach compared to 20 years ago when golfers weren’t earning as much money, but it’s still an impressive barrier to break for Woods.
Cody Journell Comes Through With Kicking For Virginia Tech in Opener
Expectations are high for Virginia Tech in 2012 as they entered the regular season ranked 16th in the country, but they received a bit of a scare in their season opener against Georgia Tech after they needed overtime to pick up the win. While there were numerous key plays in the fourth quarter and overtime that contributed to the win, no player came up bigger for the Hokies than Cody Journell.
Nobody knew what to expect from Journell in 2012 after his future with the team was in doubt during the offseason and the kicker came up big for Virginia Tech by drilling a 41-yard field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime before kicking the game winner from 18 yards out.
Kris Medlen Stays Hot For Atlanta Braves
Winning the National League East may be a long shot at this point, but the Braves are in the perfect position to at least earn one of the two Wild Card spots to earn the rights of playing in October. If they do hold on to the Wild Card lead and make the playoffs, Medlen will be a big reason why after picking up another big win on Sunday over the Colorado Rockies in which he struck out 12 batters.
The decision to limit Medlin at the beginning of the season is certainly paying off for Atlant during their playoff run and if they do end up making the postseason–they’ll be happy to know that they can actually use Medlin in the lineup.
Rhode Island vs Syracuse | 2015 ACC Football Highlights
Syracuse scored early and often to defeat Rhode Island 47-0, but Orange leader Terrel Hunt suffered a leg injury and left the game in the first half. Freshman QB Eric Dungey led the Orange in Hunt's absence, providing 114 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Sophomore Ervin Philips caught both touchdowns in the win. Read More
PGA TOUR | Brendon de Jonge leads the log jam by two strokes at Deutsche Bank
In the opening round of the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, Brendon de Jonge set the early lead with a 6-under 65 but a mob of players are in hot pursuit just two back. Read More
PGA TOUR | Rickie Fowler interview after Round 1 of Deutsche Bank
Following an opening-round 67, Rickie Fowler reflects on his play in the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship with Fred Albers from PGA TOUR Radio. Read More