Happy Marathon Monday, Boston. Tom Brady – undoubtedly keeping an eye on former teammate and 2019 marathoner Tedy Bruschi – is ready to go.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 15, 2019
And Tiger Woods returned to the top of the golf world with a Masters win, giving him his 15th career major title.
14 years after his last Masters victory, Tiger's roar returns to Augusta. pic.twitter.com/AwFWljGPDL
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 15, 2019
David Price’s reaction to Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods’s triumph at the 2019 Masters drew reactions from across the sports (and non-sports) world. At Fenway Park, the Red Sox were in the middle of a game against the Orioles. David Price was pitching for Boston, and in the process of putting up seven scoreless innings as the Red Sox went on to win, 4-0.
Yet during the middle of the game, fans stopped to cheer an announcement made on the center field scoreboard that Woods had won.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 14, 2019
“I was downstairs, might’ve been after bottom five, I believe,” Price told reporters. “I hear a whole lot of cheering outside, and we have delayed TVs now everywhere, so I just kind of asked what happened. I thought somebody ran out on the field, a streaker, and J.T. Watkins, our video guy said Tiger won the Masters. Good job, Tiger. We messed up by not wearing red [jerseys] today. I’m happy he pulled that off.”
Price was excited for Woods’s redemption.
“That’s awesome. For him to endure everything he’s been through and get on top and win another Masters, we’re all pumped for him.”
Trivia: What country accounts for the third-most wins in the men’s race of the Boston Marathon after the United States (44) and Kenya (21)? (Answer is at that bottom).
Hint: The country has failed to produce a men’s champion since 1977.
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The Patriots’ Game of Thrones tweet:
Thomas Edward Patrick of House Brady, the Second of His Name, The GOAT, King of the Touchdowns, the Passes and First Downs, King of the AFC, Khal of the Great Grass Field, Defender of the Division, King Regent of the Six States, Mover of Chains and the Father of Lombardis. #GoTS8 pic.twitter.com/C3XC8UvZ7j
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 14, 2019
Bruce Cassidy’s pregame speech before Game 2:
— NHL (@NHL) April 14, 2019
If you missed it, here’s Nike’s Tiger Woods commercial:
— Nike (@Nike) April 14, 2019
On this day: In 1946, Greek runner Stylianos Kyriakides, who survived Nazi occupation of his country during World War II, returned to the Boston Marathon (where he’d failed to finish in 1938). In miraculous circumstances, Kyriakides defeated John A. Kelley to win. He used his fame to help bring aid to post-war Greece.
And in 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. His debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers was a monumental moment in the history of American sports. He would hit .297 with 29 stolen bases in his first season in Brooklyn, winning the inaugural Rookie of the Year award.
Daily highlight: Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool move back to the top of the Premier League with a thunderous second goal in the 2-0 Sunday win over Chelsea.
THAT MAN MO! pic.twitter.com/I0VNCpNqyi
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) April 14, 2019
Trivia answer: Canada