Sports Quick Hits: June 28th, 2021

June 28, 2021
Updates from Women's PGA Championship, the W Series, and MLB's foreign "sticky" substance policy.
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Source: John Bazemore/AP
Source: John Bazemore/AP

⛳️Golf: Whoa, Nelly! The 22-year-old American won her first major yesterday, the Women’s PGA Championship, with a 19-under-par final score, three strokes ahead of runner-up Lizette Salas. With the win, Korda also claims the World No. 1 spot previously held by Jin Young Ko who won two majors in 2019.

  • Meanwhile, at the Travelers Championship, Harris English and Kramer Hickok faced off in the PGA TOUR’s second-longest playoff in its history, with English claiming victory in the eighth extra hole.

🏎Racing: The W Series kicked off on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring in Austria (check out our Special Edition newsletter for all the details) and Alice Powell of England took the season’s first win. A day later, Max Verstappen won F1’s Styrian Grand Prix.

  • The W Series and F1 return to the Red Bull Ring for the second of a double-header this weekend.

⚾️Baseball: A week into MLB’s new foreign “sticky” substance policy, Seattle Mariners pitcher Héctor Santiago became the first player to be ejected when the umpires found something suspicious in Santiago’s glove after the 5th inning. For his part, Santiago insists it was just sweat and rosin (which is legal). Sticky stuff.