A Week Of Sport #30 – 1 August

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Hamilton’s win creates a 19 point lead in the F1 Championship

HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 31: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his win in parc ferme during the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 31, 2016 in Hockenheim, Germany.

Lewis Hamilton eased his way to his fourth win in a row at the German Grand Prix after his team-mate Nico Rosberg failed to capitalise on his pole position. Hamilton was in control of the race for the duration after gaining an excellent start. Red Bull Racing were able to gain second and third place as an incident between Rosberg and Verstappen left the Mercedes driver with a five second penalty.

This win means that Hamilton now has a 19-point lead in the Championship battle and is comfortably in the driving seat.

Jimmy Walker wins his first Major at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JULY 31: Jimmy Walker of the United States celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 31, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey.

Jimmy Walker shot a final round three-under-par 67 to clinch the title over world number one, Jason Day. With storms affecting play on Saturday, Walker was able to capitalise on the break and returned on Sunday morning for round three. The close of the tournament was closer then Walker would have liked, as Jason Day holed an eagle putt to close the gap to just one shot. However, it eventually came down to having two putts for the win. Walker proceeded to take a one shot victory.

With Walker winning the US PGA Championship it means that, for the first time since 2011, all four of this year’s Majors have been won by first-time winners.

Tom Boonen takes the win at the Ride-London-Surrey Classic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Belgium's Tom Boonen of Etixx - Quick Step celebrates after winning the sprint during the Prudential RideLondon Surrey Classic on July 31, 2016 in London, England.

After Welshman, Geraint Thomas’ solo effort failed, Tom Boonen was left to win the group sprint to the finish. Thomas made a break 50km from the finish line and was left out in front by himself, which later lead to him being caught within the final 5km. It was left to the peloton to have a sprint to the finish where Tom Boonen emerged victorious.

NatWEST t20 blast quarter finals drawn

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Jack Taylor and Andrew Tye of Gloucestershire celebrate victory during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Gloucestershire and Middlesex at The Brightside Ground on July 29, 2016 in Bristol, England.

With the final evening of the group stages having drawn to a close, the quarter finals have now been drawn as we look towards Final’s day at Edgbaston. Surrey’s hopes of a quarter-final spot were diminished as Essex’s game was abandoned due to rain and giving them the one point they needed to secure their final slot in the south group. The quarter-final draw is as follows: Nottingham v Essex, Northants v Middlesex, Gloucestershire v Durham and Glamorgan v Yorkshire. If the group stages were anything to go by Finals day at Edgbaston should be a thriller.

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