This week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational marks the end of the regular season for most of the biggest names in the world. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will all tee it up at TPC Southwind this week to sort out the final WGC event of the season before the FedEx Cup Playoffs get rolling here in two weeks.
Though world No. 1 Jon Rahm will not play this week in Memphis, pretty much every other big star in the sport will in attendance, including the other three major champions in 2021. Because of the way the field is constructed, WGCs almost always lead to awesome leaderboards with great endings, and I expect more of the same this week in Memphis.
The festivities get underway late in the morning on Thursday as Thomas tries to go back to back at this event while everyone else in the field tries to keep him from doing so. There are Ryder Cup implications, Olympics hangovers and playoff positioning to consider as well this week,, which means the last big one before the end of the regular season should be great drama all week long.
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New Donk City as it appeared in Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo announced that Mario Golf: Super Rush is getting a surprise free update that adds Toadette, a new golf course set in New Donk City, and more. The update will be released later today. It might even be out by the time you read this.
Nintendo revealed details for the Mario Golf: Super Rush update on Twitter earlier today. The patch adds a new golf course based on New Donk City, which was first seen in Super Mario Odyessy. It also brings the first DLC golfer, Toadette, to the game. In a short gameplay clip released by Nintendo, Toadette is seen using her Super Pickaxe tool from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
With this update, Nintendo adds Ranked Matches, a game mode which will challenge players to improve their ranking across various modes each month while competing against similarly ranked players online.
Nintendo vaguely promises this update will add “improved motion controls.” Not sure what that means, but there you go.
In the announcement tweet, Nintendo teased that more free additions for Super Rush are on the way and will be out later this year.
This is the first major content update for Mario Golf: Super Rush since the game was released in June on the Nintendo Switch. In our review of the game, Therese McPherson said it was a lot of fun, even for someone who is admittedly not a big golf fan.
Mario Golf’s latest patch is yet another sign that Nintendo is getting better at embracing the post-launch support model made famous by other publishers like Ubisoft and Rockstar Games. Nintendo just released a ton of free content for New Pokémon Snap earlier this week that added new Pokemon and areas to explore. Before that, games like Mario Tennis Aces and Animal Crossing New Horizons received free updates months and months after release.
Former New York Giants players and coaches will gather at the Upper Montclair Country Club on Monday, August 30 for for “The Jim Fassel Foundation Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament” to honor late head coach Jim Fassel.
Fassel passed away in early June at the age of 71.
Those slated to attend the outing include Fassel’s son, John, Phil Simms, Kerry Collins, Tiki Barber, John Fox, Plaxico Burress, OJ Anderson and many more.
The event will include 18 holes of golf, lunch, a cocktail hour, an awards dinner, auctions and several contests, including a hole-in-one contest and the longest drive contest. Proceeds will benefit the Jim Fassel Foundation.
Jim Fassel Foundation was established in 2001 in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The Foundation has distributed $1 million dollars to support 33 different charitable organizations that honor and assist first responders, law enforcement, their families, and other important causes.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the event are currently open and additional information on the event can be found on their Eventbrite page.
Fassel served as the Giants’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 1991 through 1992 and returned as head coach from 1997 through 2003.
In his first season as head coach, Fassel was named NFL Coach of the Year after turning the Giants from a 6-10 team into a 10-5-1 team and leading them to an NFC East title and the third-best record in the NFC.
In 2000, Fassel was credited with the resurrection of quarterback Kerry Collins’ career and made his famous guarantee that the team would be in the playoffs.
The Giants went 12-4 that season, winning the NFC East, and rode the wave all the way to Super Bowl XXXV, where they were defeated at the hands of Ray Lewis and the dominant Baltimore Ravens.
“On behalf of the Mara and Tisch families and our entire organization, I would like to express our condolences to the Fassel family and Jim’s friends. We were all saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was a good man and his record as our coach speaks for itself. Jim distinguished himself by the way he managed our team and devoted his efforts to the fire fighters and other families following the tragedy of 9-11. The players respected Jim and enjoyed playing for him and his coaching staff. And we appreciated his seven years of leading our team,” Giants co-owner John Mara said in a statement at the time of Fassel’s passing.MORE:
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