By Sergio Garc�a (above), his first Players Championship. The best player never
to have won a major won golf's so-called fifth major by beating Paul Goydos in
sudden death. On Sunday, Goydos bogeyed 18 to drop into a tie with Garc�a, then
put his tee shot on the first playoff hole—the par-3 17th, with its famed
island green—into the water. Garc�a made par to break a 53-event winless
streak. "It's been a lot of work," Garc�a, 28, said. "It feels like
the last three years I've been playing well. Unfortunately, I haven't been able
to come around and win."
By a former associate, of receiving improper benefits while at USC, O.J. Mayo.
Louis Johnson told ESPN that over the course of several years Rodney Guillory,
an event promoter, gave Mayo cash and other gifts totaling approximately
$30,000. Johnson claimed that Guillory received $200,000 from the sports agency
Bill Duffy Associates. ( Bill Duffy said that he "didn't give Rodney any
money" and called Johnson's accusation "ludicrous.") After a
freshman season in which he averaged 20.7 points, Mayo declared himself
eligible for next month's draft and signed with BDA. In a statement to ESPN,
Mayo said, "I have not engaged in any wrongdoing."
Single-handedly, by Bonnie Richardson (below), the team title in the Texas
Class 1A track championship. Richardson was the only Rochelle High athlete to
qualify for the competition. She won the high jump and the 200 meters, was
second in the long jump and the 100 and was third in the discus. Meet officials
said they thought Richardson's feat was unprecedented for a girl. "This
totally blows me away," said Richardson, a junior. "This is amazing. I
had no idea it was even possible."
By Joe Montana, his first wife, after she allegedly sold love letters and other
items from Montana's days at Notre Dame. Kim Moses, who was married to Montana
from 1974 until '77, auctioned off memorabilia, including handwritten notes,
Montana's freshman I.D. and a Ziggy greeting card he sent her. Montana claims
the sale violated his privacy rights; the suit, which also names the auction
house, seeks damages in excess of $75,000.
A 300 game, by Dale Davis, a 78-year-old who is legally blind. Davis, who lives
in Alta, Iowa, has no vision in his left eye and very blurry vision out of the
corner of his right eye, which is just enough to allow him to line up his shot
on the lane. His perfect performance came on May 3 in a league playoff game.
"People on other teams were yelling and cheering," Davis told The Storm
Lake Times of Iowa. "A few guys were hugging me and almost broke my skinny
By Akron- and Cleveland-area Papa John's restaurants, 23-cent pizzas in honor
of LeBron James. The price break was a form of apology. During the Cavs'
first-round playoff series with the Wizards, a Washington Papa John's franchise
handed out shirts calling James a crybaby. Irked Cavs fans threatened to
boycott the pizza chain, but the offer, which was good last Thursday, seemed to
placate them. Police were on hand at some stores to control the crowds; people
waited as long as 90 minutes for a pie.
To apologize after his players put two inflatable female dolls on display in
the clubhouse in Toronto, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. They were apparently
employed in an effort to reverse a team-wide batting slump. One wore a sign
that read you've got to push, a slogan popularized by a coach in spring
training; the other was using a bat in an obscene and potentially painful
manner. Said Guillen, "I'm not going to say I'm sorry ... because as soon
as I say that, that means I'm guilty of something. I'm not guilty." Sox
G.M. Kenny Williams said, "I will assure Major League Baseball that the
doll was not violated in any way, shape or form."