A Week Of Sport #38 – 26 September

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dramatic final day at lord’s ends in middlesex being crowned champions

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Toby Roland-Jones of Middlesex (2R) is mobbed by his team mates after taking the final wicket of Ryan Sidebottom of Yorkshire to win the match and the County Championship during day four of the Specsavers County Championship match between Middlesex and Yorkshire at Lords on September 23, 2016 in London, England. After what can only be described as an eventful final day at the Home of Cricket, the match concluded with Middlesex beating Yorkshire to come out on top and win the County Championship. With Yorkshire and Middlesex both needing a win to take the championship title, the captains decided to set up a thriller. By deciding to put on declaration bowlers, Middlesex were able to hit 120 runs off just 8.5 overs. This left Yorkshire needing 240 runs off 40 overs. However, excellence shone through from Middlesex as they started to take wickets, as Yorkshire looked to score at a quick rate. The title was won in spectacular fashion with Toby Roland-Jones taking a hat-trick.

Rory mcllroy claims the fedex cup with a win in atlanta

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the FedExCup and TOUR Championship trophies after his victory over Ryan Moore with a birdie on the fourth extra hole during the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mcllroy makes it a profitable week with a spectacular win in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. With the title going down to a play-off with Ryan More and Kevin Chappell, Mcllroy was able to roll in a birdie on the fourth play-off hole to seal the win. With the FedEx Cup and Ryder Cup playing on Rory’s mind, he had to produce a good round to give him a chance of winning not only the tournament but the Cup. Mcllroy shot an impressive 64 to take it into the play-off.

With the Ryder Cup due to start this week (Friday 30 September), Rory’s return form has come at the right time. Team Europe will certainly be hoping that he can carry on his excellent form through this week’s event.

‘the king’ arnold palmer passes away

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Homorary Starter, Arnold Palmer of the USA hits the firs shot during the first round of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. Arnold Palmer is regarded as one of the greatest golfers in the sports history. He managed to win a total of seven majors as well as 62 PGA Tour wins.  He helped to promote the sport onto the television and soon became a fan favourite with his followers being referred to as ‘Arnie’s army”. He sadly passed away while having heart tests in a Pittsburgh hospital. Golfers from across the globe have been sending their tributes including Tiger Woods, World number one Jason Day and Zach Johnson. Many would argue that the combination of his skill with the clubs and status as golf’s greatest ambassador, made Arnold Palmer the most important player to have ever played the game.

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