Dustin Johnson beats Jordan Spieth to win Northern Trust
Dustin Johnson came back from five strokes to overcome his rival. It was not a good day for Johnson as he trailed behind Spieth all day before a playoff secured his victory in the Northern Trust. The final hole saw some unlikely drama leading to the longest drive by Johnson. His 18-foot par putt spun and fell to the backside for a 4 under 66. This lead to a sudden playoff, following which Johnson won the tournament. In the 18th hole, Dustin Johnson hit the longest shot of the week, a whopping 341-yard shot. Jordan Spieth could not secure a win after he missed 25-foot birdie putt. Dustin Johnson came back from the dead with his short birdie putt and snatched his 4th win. Spieth ended with 69 and was a bit upset with the results. In all probability, Spieth was the better player, leading by at least two shots. Unfortunately, in the sixth hole, his shot went into the water, and that might have cost him. This was also the first win for Dustin Johnson after the back injury which forced him out of the Masters. In what was supposed to be quite an ordinary playoff, the Northern Trust gave the spectators a run for their money.
Jarrod Lyle requires bone marrow transplant
Jarrod Lyle has already begun his third fight against leukaemia. Lyle’s wife reported that everything was fine, but it is a long road to recovery. The Australian has already beat leukaemia twice in the past. According to his wife, Briony, in order to get completely cured, a full bone marrow transplant is required as soon as possible. Jarrod will be going to the hospital next week to start consolidation chemotherapy. A full bone marrow transplant is risky as the patient almost has zero immunity. Briony said that she is thankful for everyone’s support during this time. Hopefully, the big man beats this disease again and steps on the field.
Amanda Sambach- golf’s newest sensation
Looks like Amanda Sambach is golf’s new prodigy. From starting her days on the miniature golf course as a five-year-old to improving as time went by. By the age of 12, she had already been selected for the U.S. Kid’s World Championship. Then her career took off when Amanda was offered a full-time scholarship to play college golf at the University of Virginia. Sambach went on to play impressively and was ranked 9th in the state and 1st in her class. Sambach is now excited at the prospect of playing for Cannon School. The girls’ team has been on a roll, winning the NCISSA championship five times. The team coach has faith in Sambach and believes she can be the best player in the entire school.