By Tiger Woods, the Memorial, his biggest victory since returning from knee surgery in February. Trailing by three strokes with eight holes to play, Woods hit a five wood (above, in teeth) into the deep greenside rough. He chipped in for eagle (inset) out of a terrible lie, then went on to birdie three of the final four holes to beat Jim Furyk by a stroke. The win, his second since the operation to repair his torn left ACL last June, answered any questions about whether he was fully recovered. "I just wish you all would quit pissing him off, that's what I wish," Furyk joked with reporters after the tournament. "I wish you'd quit chapping him so he has to come back and keep proving stuff."
By Kyle Busch (right), Pete Townshend. For winning the Nationwide Series race in Nashville last Saturday, Busch received a brand new Gibson Les Paul guitar—which he promptly smashed, a la The Who guitarist. "Everybody's [smashed a guitar] except race car drivers," he said. "Those sorry saps take it home in one piece. I'll break it up and share it with the team." Alas, the guitar proved sturdier than Busch hoped. It chipped but didn't shatter. "It didn't break according to plan," Busch said. "We'll go back to the shop and cut it up into smooth pieces so everyone on the team can have one."
By one-woman squad Bonnie Richardson, the Texas Class 1A track and field team championship. The only athlete representing Rochelle High, Richardson won the long jump and high jump and finished second in the discus, third in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100. That was good for 38 points, two more than runner-up Cayuga High. Richardson also single-handedly won the title for Rochelle last year. "I'm really happy it's over," said Richardson. "It took a lot out of me." Richardson, who recently graduated as valedictorian of her 14-student class, will attend Texas A&M.
By George Foreman III (right), his professional boxing debut, a first-round knockout of Clyde Weaver. The 26-year-old Foreman—one of five sons of the former heavyweight world champ who bears his father's name—didn't box as an amateur but showed he packs a powerful punch in flooring Weaver less than a minute into the bout. Weaver (0--2) got back to his feet, but Foreman, who was trained by his father, dropped him for good moments later. "It feels good to know all the torture my father put me through paid off," said the younger Foreman, who goes by the nickname Monk.
By Saints coach Sean Payton, a movie project that is being shopped in Hollywood by the powerful Creative Artists Agency. The story, tentatively called The Xbox Kid, is about a boy who can control the outcome of NFL games with a video-game controller. Payton said he got the idea in 2006 while watching his son playing out the Saints' future games on his Xbox. "I just wrote about four pages, piddling around with it," Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He then turned the idea over to a professional screenwriter.
At Age 83, Dick Jacobs, whose purchase of the Cleveland Indians in 1986 and opening of the team's eponymous stadium in '94 reversed the then sagging franchise's fortunes. A real estate magnate who was raised in Akron, Jacobs (and his brother, David, who died in 1992) bought the team for $40 million; he sold the Indians to Larry Dolan in 2000 for $323 million. During the 13 seasons Jacobs owned the Tribe, the team won five division titles and two pennants and began a string of 455 consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field (since renamed Progressive Field), which helped revitalize the city's downtown. "He was truly a part of the Cleveland turnaround and renaissance," said George Voinovich, a senator from Ohio and former Cleveland mayor.
At age 82, Jim Owens, who coached Washington to its first two Rose Bowl victories and a share of the 1960 national championship. Owens took over a moribund Huskies program in 1957. After two three-win seasons, Washington went 10--1 and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. The next year the Huskies were again 10--1 and beat top-ranked Minnesota in Pasadena. One of the few organizations that had a postseason poll, the Helms Foundation, voted Washington No. 1. Owens, who won 99 games in his 18 years at the school, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982.