Best of the weekend: Sept 24-25

It was yet another action-packed weekend of sport around the globe. We bring you the cream of the crop in our review of Best of the Weekend.

Justin Thomas – the $10 million man

The grand finale of the PGA Tour came to a conclusion on Sunday as rookie Xander Schauffele took first prize in the Tour Championship after a sparkling final round of 68 at East Lake in Atlanta.

Schauffele may have taken the title, but it was Justin Thomas who was laughing all the way to the bank as his second place saw him finish top of the FedEx Cup standings and secure the whopping $10 million jackpot.

It capped an amazing year for the 24-year old, who won five titles including his first major at the PGA Championship just last month.

While Schaufelle also received a nice surprise!

Now the biggest challenge the two of them face is what to do with all that money!

Lucas lucks out in Portugal

On the European Tour, it was Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard who took the honours, shooting a final round of 65 to take the Portugal Masters.

Bjerregaard eventually won by four strokes over Scotland’s Marc Warren for his maiden win on the tour, and more importantly secure his tour card for next year.

Federer win gets tennis fans in a ‘Laver’

In the battle of Europe against the World, it was Europe who prevailed as Roger Federer defeated Nick Kyrgios in three sets to hand his continent victory in the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague.

Kyrgios battled hard, but the Swiss took victory 11-9 in a thrilling deciding set.

The result meant that Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 in the new competition that organisers hope will eventually become the tennis equivalent of the Ryder Cup.

Wozniacki wins at last!

It was a case of better late than never for Caroline Wozniacki as the Dane defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets to claim her first title of the season at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Wozniacki finally tasted victory at the seventh attempt this year after losing all six previous finals.

A fact she was obviously very pleased about!

Dortmund demolish the other Borussia

In football, Borussia Dortmund continue to blaze a trail at the top of the Bundesliga after demolishing namesakes Borussia Monchengladbach 6-1.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the star of the show, grabbing a spectacular hat-trick while he was ably supported by Maximilian Philip, who grabbed a brace.

The big win means Dortmund have a goal difference of plus 18 after just six matches – a Bundesliga record!

City slickers smash Crystal Palace

In the Premier League, Manchester City did their best impression of Dortmund with a handsome 5-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Pep Guardiola’s side have an even better goal difference that the Germans, and moved top of the table as rivals Manchester United struggled to a 1-0 win over Southampton.

Though some people were still not happy!

With Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool all hot on their tails it’s looking like there’s an exciting Premier League season in prospect.

Marquez gains momentum

Marc Marquez now looks almost unstoppable as he continued his charge toward a second successive and fourth overall MotoGP world championship on Sunday with victory at Aragon.

Victory leaves Marquez 16 points in front of rival Andrea Dovizioso with just four races remaining. More importantly, Marquez has the momentum after his second straight win.

The most amazing story of the weekend however, was not that of Marquez, rather it was the fact that Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi managed to race, and finish in fifth position, just 23 days after breaking his leg.

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