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Sports Quick Hits: June 28th, 2021

Baseball

Updates from Women's PGA Championship, Toronto Blue Jays, and the W Series.

June 28, 2021
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. 

⚾️Baseball: Five Toronto Blue Jays have been named MLB All-Star finalists, including MLB home runs and RBI leader (!!!), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Marcus Semien, who’s leading the vote for second base. 

  • Bo Bichette, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernández are also in the mix, and starting today at noon ET, you can vote for your faves at MLB.com.

🏎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.