#Newsworthy9: Hitting the Links

In case you were too busy cussing at your fantasy football team during the NFL’s opening weekend, here are a few stories you may have missed.

1) U.S. Team Wins the Walker CupThe Great Britain and Ireland team never had a chance. An insanely talented United States team steamrolled their European opponents 17-9 at the historic National Golf Links of America. The U.S. now leads the all-time series 35-8-1, with the 2013 team lead by names like Nathan Smith, Michael Kim and Patrick Rodgers.

 

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2) Svoboda Wins Web.com Tour Final EventAndrew Svoboda tapped in for par on the par-5 final hole on Sunday to win the Davidson, N.C. Chiquita Classic. With his win, Svoboda will likely secure a PGA Tour card for next season, which is awarded to the top 25 players on the tour’s money list.

3) Thomas Bjorn Wins European MastersBjorn’s 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole on Sunday was enough to beat Craig Lee en route to capturing the European Masters. Bjorn also won this event in 2011 and brought his all-time career win total to 14.

4) Scotty McCreery Starts TourIn non-golf news, former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery announced his concert tour schedule over the weekend. An avid baseball fan, McCreery’s tour will support youth baseball programs throughout the country by causing millions of pre-teen girls to go batshit crazy.

5) Carrie Underwood Debuts on Sunday Night FootballRemember that time when Faith Hill reacted rudely to Carrie Underwood winning an award that both artists were nominated for? That was awesome, and now Underwood has replaced Hill as Sunday Night Football’s intro girl. Karma is awesome.

6) America Celebrates Grandparents DayNothing says “I love you, grandma” like drinking a case of beer and screaming obscenities at your television during the NFL’s opening weekend. Don’t worry; just wash your mouth out with soap and send Nana some flowers tomorrow.

7) Former Miss America Joins Christian SchoolTeresa Scanlan, Miss America from 2011, has decided to shed her bikini and enroll as a sophomore in the super-conservative Patrick Henry College. Meanwhile, the male enrollment for Patrick Henry College has just increased by 300 percent.

8) Senator Cruz Calls Out President ObamaTexas senator Ted Cruz doesn’t think that President Obama “has the authority” to order a strike against Syria. Cruz also reportedly does not believe in the Tooth Fairy, in kissing on the first date or that George Stephanopoulos was that weird large elephant on Sesame Street.

9) Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympic GamesFinally, the city of Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics Games, which will once again feature men’s wrestling. When told that the Olympic Committee did not mean “that kind of wrestling”, WWE superstar John Cena soiled his brand new pair of jean shorts.

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