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.