Bolt strikes, a giant is slain
It has been an extraordinary few hours in sport.
Overnight Usain Bolt ran a world-record 9.58sec in the 100m sprint, and Tiger Woods just lost the US PGA Championship to Y.E. Yang - the first time he has ever lost a major tournament having held the lead at the start of the final day.
So here’s a question for you: Which do you think is the more amazing feat? I say Tiger’s defeat, and here’s why.
Sure, Usain Bolt has run faster than any man in history. But here’s the thing: we know he’s a freak.
With Woods, the aura of invincibility when he’s in winning form is now completely shattered. We’ve learned something new - and comforting - about him. He can buckle under pressure. Other players can catch him on the final day of a major tournament and cut him down.
Tiger’s round collapsed on the home stretch. Yang hit a perfect approach into the 18th green to put pressure on Woods, whose ball came to rest just inches off the green. There was no miracle. Woods played out the hole like a mortal, and finished three over par for the day.
As London’s Daily Telegraph reports, Yang’s victory is “a bit like Manny Pacquiao knocking out Muhammad Ali in the 15th round”.
By the by, another landmark from the PGA Championship: Yang is the first Asian player to win a major.
Hats off to Bolt, but after he practically walked across the line breaking the 100m record don’t we expect him to keep breaking it, almost at will?
(If you want a third option, there’s also Essendon breaking St Kilda’s 19-game winning streak.)
What’s the most gripping tale? Over to you ...
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