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    Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tournament Since 4 Back Surgeries



    Tiger Woods has won his first professional golf tournament in more than five years. He was victorious at the season-ending Tour Championship Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

    NPR's Tom Goldman tells our Newscast unit: "Woods led the tournament from start to finish. His steady, dominating play seemed like a throwback to the early 2000s, when he ruled the game."

    But Goldman says the "moment of victory in Atlanta, was different. He didn't throw one of his trademark uppercuts — instead Woods raised his arms and teared up."

    "I can't believe I pulled this off," Woods said during the trophy presentation.

    A year ago, he was recovering from a fourth back surgery. When Woods returned to competition in December, he was rated No. 1,199 in the world. He's now at No. 13.

    Woods is celebrating his 80th career PGA win — two short of the career record held by Sam Snead. Woods' last victory was in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

    "This season there was a return to competitive golf and a steady climb in the rankings as Woods pieced together a swing that wouldn't ravage his 42-year-old body," Goldman reports.

    Adding "victory seemed imminent after top-10 finishes at recent major championships. In yesterday's final round, he was methodical and consistent and dominant — the way he used to be."

    Even President Trump noticed that Woods was playing well. Tweeting that Woods' performance as he neared his first victory was "very exciting."

    Woods now goes to France, where he'll play in the Ryder Cup with the rest of his U.S. teammates. He last played in the Ryder Cup in 2012.
     
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    He's back!
     
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    I'm so happy for him!
     
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    Ju Wenjun becomes first woman to defend Women's Chess World Championship



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    China’s Ju Wenjun retained her Women’s World Chess Championship title after she beat Russia’s Kateryna Lagno in a tie-break today.

    Today’s action at the Ugra Chess Academy in the Russian town of Khanty-Mansiysk saw the players face off in two 25-minute “rapid” games and two 10-minute “blitz” matches.

    Among the fans watching the contest were Russia's Deputy Minister of Sport Sergey Kosilov and the World Chess Federation President Arkady Dvorkovich.

    The first two 25-minute contests ended in draws, but the first shorter game was won by Wenjun following a mistake from her opponent.

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    Kateryna Lagno, left, has qualified for the Women's Candidates Tournament next year ©Ugra 2018
    The defending champion won a pawn and was able to gradually build from there.

    In the second short game Wenjun took full control, taking Lagno’s queen before sealing the win.

    It means the Chinese player is the first woman in history to defend a world title in a knock-out championships.

    Although Lagno lost, she does qualify for next years Women’s Candidates Tournament, with the winner going on to face Wenjun.
     
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    Anyone else, here, interested in tomorrow's Heavyweight Championship Match?

    If so, how about some predictions?

    I've got Wilder by KO anywhere from Rd 1 to Rd 4!
     
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    Wilder by UD.
     
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    Well, I certainly overestimated Wilder; he's terribly un-skilled!
    I guess you did, too, huh?
    I agree with the score of the one judge that had it for Fury 114 - 112 ([8 (-2)] - 4), and I could see the draw score 113 - 113 ([7 (-2)] - 5).
    But, 115-111 (7 - [5 (-2)]) Wilder? WTF???
     
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    CBS Sports had more rounds won by Fury. Not that I mind actually. And yeah, 115-111 Wilder is ridiculous.
     
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    Fury put up a pretty good fight. He was no slouch.
     
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