Helen Ross narrates the story of how C.T. Pan engineered a strong close Sunday in Hilton Head, S.C., to finish the four-round RBC Heritage tournament at 12-under par and earn his first career PGA Tour title.
And as he sat in the media center wearing the RBC Heritage’s trademark tartan jacket, Pan later acknowledged that the near-miss at Sedgefield last year played a big role in Sunday’s victory.
“It definitely changed my perception on the last couple of holes down the stretch of what I should do,” he said. “The last three holes I would say I played really well here, a lot of good shots just because I told myself I need to focus on the details, the little things, and just stay in present. …
“And that’s something I didn’t do at Wyndham.”
Terry Wood describes how the No. 2 UW men’s crew team was able to attain an impressive boat-length win against their longtime rival, No. 4 Cal, by overcoming an early deficit to close strong in the final 1,000 meters:
“We thought either they are incredible, or they are going to die and we’re just going to reel them back in,” [said UW junior Sam Halbert.]
“We were just calm, collected, and come 1K we just kicked in one more gear,” he said. “We turned it into a boxing match, not a street fight. A street fight is scrappy; you’re throwing everything you can at it. A boxing match is very tactical. You know it’s not going to go down all at once.
“Anyone can race 1K, but it’s a 2K race,” Halbert said. “Bob Moch of the 1936 (“Boys in the Boat”) crew coined the term ‘Mind in the boat.’ So we thought about that. Mind our own boat. We knew we had what it took.”
- Mike Vorel has some good insights from Washington’s open football practice this morning.
The redshirt freshman WR trio of Trey Lowe, Marquis Spiker and Austin Osborne. pic.twitter.com/Gyf47rzX6V— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 22, 2019
Myles Bryant, Elijah Molden and Keith Taylor. pic.twitter.com/0g7T4LvGEf— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 22, 2019
QB Jake Haener took the first team snaps with the starters today. He and Eason continue to rotate there.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 22, 2019
Notable: early enrollee safety Cam Williams lined up with the starters today, beside Brandon McKinney. Myles Bryant was back at nickel. Corners were Keith Taylor and Elijah Molden.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 22, 2019
- Jon Wilner’s list of the Pac-12’s 10 best NFL prospects in the 2019 class include No. 9 Taylor Rapp, No. 6 Kaleb McGary and No. 5 Byron Murphy, and adds honorable mentions for Ben Burr-Kirven, Drew Sample and Greg Gaines.
- Taylor Rapp unveiled a cool new partnership with Hyundai in which the former standout Washington safety talks about what it’s like to be a role model for Asian-American athletes who hope to follow in his footsteps.
- The No. 3 women’s softball team’s 16-game winning streak came to an end Sunday, when Utah ralled to score five runs in the sixth inning.
- The men’s baseball team lost its fourth consecutive series when they fell 4-0 on Friday to BYU.
- Happy birthday Shaq!
- Finally, what UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi does in her routines will never be anything less than amazing to me.