3M Open: Matthew Wolff joins elite company with victory

first_imgMatthew Wolff joined elite company with his first PGA Tour win at the 3M Open on Sunday.The 20-year-old golfer became just the third player to win the individual title at the NCAA Championship and a PGA Tour crown in the same year. Wolff — whose unusual swing has drawn plenty of attention — joined 15-time major champion Tiger Woods and two-time major winner Ben Crenshaw in that club, according to the PGA Tour. He became the ninth youngest winner in PGA Tour history and the youngest since Jordan Spieth’s success at the John Deere Classic in 2013.Wolff joins Ben Crenshaw and Tiger Woods as the only players to win the individual title at the NCAA Championships and a PGA TOUR title in the same year.— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) July 7, 2019Wolff fired a six-under 65 in the final round at the 3M Open, winning by one stroke from Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa.He made a 26-foot eagle putt at the final hole to secure his victory.AMAZING! @Matthew_Wolff5 makes EAGLE to win! It’s the 20-year-old’s first PGA TOUR victory.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/LYMXFIduPI— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 7, 2019last_img read more

Wednesday May 8th Local Sports

first_imgCOUNCIL BLUFFS – NIACC freshman Eric Swart set the school’s high jump record with a leap of 6 feet, 6 3/4 inches with his third place finish at the Region XI meet on Sunday in Council Bluffs.Swart, who is from Gilbert, broke the old mark of 6-4 3/4 held by Jacob Gapp (2013) and Luke Arrowood (2014).The NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay team placed third in a time of 42.19 seconds. The Trojans ran Timothi McMaster, Kyle Younker, Kalen Eastman and Brendan Hoy.NIACC placed fifth in the team standings with 37 points. Iowa Central was the team champion with 374 points and Iowa Western was second with 208 points.Also the high jump, NIACC’s Alec Hayes was fourth (6-4).In the 5,000 meters, NIACC’s Gavin Connell was fourth in a time of 16 minutes, 37.11 seconds.In the javelin, NIACC’s Jacob Henjum was fifth with a toss of 35.46 meters. — high school soccer TuesdayMason City High girls 2, Marshalltown 1Marshalltown 2, Mason City boys 0 DES MOINES — Drake softball coach Rich Calvert says even if the Bulldogs don’t win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament they will be headed to an NCAA regional. The Bulldogs closed the regular season with a 40-14 record and are currently 23rd in the latest college softball RPI and much of the reason is a tough early season schedule that included games against 12 ranked foes.Calvert says the tough early slate also is one of the reasons Drake posted a 24-2 Valley regular season record.Calvert says the RPI ranking makes the Bulldogs a lock for the tournament.Calvert says the selection committee usually follows the RPI rankings.As the top seed in the field the Bulldogs have a bye into Friday morning’s semifinals in Peoria. Northern Iowa is the third seed in the field. The Panthers open in the quarterfinal round on Thursday night. AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has signed prep basketball star Caleb Grill to a letter of intent. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Maize, Kansas, will be the fourth high school player in this year’s recruiting class for the Cyclones. Maize originally signed with South Dakota State and he considered Kansas State and UNLV. TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos allowed four hits in seven innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, 3-0. Berríos won a career-best fifth consecutive start as the AL Central-leading Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games and moved a season-high 10 games over .500. Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May worked the eighth, and Taylor Rogers pitched the ninth to complete the six-hitter and earn his fourth save. COUNCIL BLUFFS – The NIACC women’s track and field team placed fourth with 77 points the Region XI championships on Saturday and Sunday in Council Bluffs.Iowa Western was the women’s team champion with 249.66 points and Iowa Central was second with 180 points.NIACC won the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 10 minutes, 2.75 seconds. The Lady Trojans ran Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Emma Davison and Ivy Rollene.The Lady Trojans also crowned a regional champion in freshman Kasey Parish with a toss of 37.16 meters. NIACC’s Caitlin Serle was second in the javelin (31.31 meters) and Lexi Jones was fourth (28.31 meters).Also for the NIACC women, Davison was third in the 1,500 in a time of 5:01.90.In the 400 hurdles, Trager was third in a time of 1:10.57 and Jilian Heitland was fourth in 1:21.13.In the discus, NIACC’s Dasiah Tatum was fourth (34.97 meters). CEDAR RAPIDS — The pairings have been set for the Region XI-B softball tournament this weekend in Cedar Rapids. The third-seed NIACC will face sixth-seed Iowa Lakes on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament, with second-seed Kirkwood facing seventh-seed Ellsworth. 20th-ranked NIACC won all four regular season games against Iowa Lakes this season, winning 9-5 and 15-9 on March 31st in Estherville, and 13-3 and 9-1 on April 14th in Mason City. The winner of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament advances to district play and will face the Region XIII winner in a three-game series at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana on May 15-16.last_img read more

Gourmet meal $25,000 a pop

first_imgCooked by six three-star Michelin chefs – four from France and one each from Germany and Italy – the menu featured complicated creations such as “tartar of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga caviar and Belon oysters” and “mousseline of `pattes rouges’ crayfish with morel mushroom infusion.” Among the talented chefs, some said they found it challenging to give diners their money’s worth. Antoine Westermann of Le Buerhiesel, a top-class restaurant in Strasbourg, France, said he shaved 3 1/2ounces of Perigord truffles – worth about $350 – onto each plate of his “coquille Saint-Jacques and truffles.” “For $25,000, what do you expect?” he said. As guests entered the dinner, held at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant on the 65th floor overlooking Bangkok, attendants bowed and scattered rose petals at their feet. Men wore tuxedos, and women were dripping in diamonds. The guests included Fortune 500 executives, a casino owner from Macau and a Taiwanese hotel owner, said Deepak Ohri, Lebua’s managing director. He declined to reveal their identities. BANGKOK, Thailand – It was an evening of utter decadence – a 10-course gourmet dinner concocted by world-renowned chefs at $25,000 a head. Many of those who attended Saturday night’s culinary extravaganza in Bangkok hailed it as the meal of a lifetime. But it’s no easy task to eat plate after plate of Beluga caviar, Perigord truffles, Kobe beef, Brittany lobster – each paired with a rare and robust vintage wine. “It’s really amazing,” said one diner, Sophiane Foster, a wealthy Cambodian who lives in Malaysia, as she eyed the dinner’s eighth course – a “pigeon en croute with cepes mushrooms.” “But I can’t finish it. Your senses can only appreciate so much.” High-rolling food lovers flew in from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia for the 40-seat dinner organized by the Lebua luxury hotel in Bangkok, grandly titled “Epicurean Masters of the World.” “It’s surreal. The whole thing is surreal,” said Alain Soliveres, the celebrated chef of the Taillevent restaurant in Paris. Soliveres prepared two of his signature dishes, including the first course: a “creme brulee of foie gras” that was washed down with a 1990 Cristal champagne – a bubbly that sells for more than $500 a bottle, but still stood out as one of the cheapest wines on the menu. “To have brought together all of these three-star Michelin chefs, and to serve these wines for so many people is just an incredible feat,” Soliveres said. Chefs submitted their grocery lists to organizers beforehand, and the ingredients were flown in fresh: black truffles, foie gras, oysters and live Brittany lobsters from France; caviar from Switzerland; white truffles from Italy. Diners also sipped their way through legendary vintage wines, such as a 1985 Romanee Conti, a 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a 1967 Chateau d’Yquem and a 1961 Chateau Palmer. The latter is considered “one of the greatest single wines of the 20th century,” said Alun Griffiths of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the British wine merchants that procured and shipped about six bottles of each wine for the dinner. The wine alone cost more than $200,000, Griffiths said. “Just to have one of these would be a great treat. To have 10 of them in one evening is the sort of thing that people would kill for.” On the street, where much of Bangkok’s best food is served, the dinner generated talk of over-the-top excess. “That is a waste of money,” said Rungrat Ketpinyo, 44, who sells Phad Thai noodles for 75cents a plate from a street cart outside the hotel. Organizers say the event was designed to promote Thai tourism and that most of the profits will go to two charities – Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Chaipattana Foundation, a rural development program set up by the king of Thailand. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img