While there may have been no action in Europe’s top football leagues, there was a plethora of outstanding achievements in other sports. Take a look at who won what this weekend!
Sebastian socks it to ’em Down Under
The long-awaited return of the Formula 1 calendar finally came to pass at Melbourne this week leaving petrolheads around the world everywhere to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
What’s more exciting is that 2017 looks like it might be something more than just another victory procession for Mercedes after Sebastian Vettel secured his first win since Singapore 2015.
.@ScuderiaFerrari paints the town red!
— FOX Sports F1 (@FOXSportsF1) March 26, 2017
The win may have been down to a Mercedes miscalculation over pitting, but Vettel’s pace was plain for all to see, and if he and Ferrari can keep it up then it promises to be a very exciting season indeed!
Vinales storms to victory in the desert
Another motorsport to start over again was the two-wheeled variety as the MotoGP season got underway in Qatar.
Maverick Vinales started on pole after qualifying was washed out by a storm, and rain struck again just before the start of the main race causing it to be shortened to just 20 laps.
Still Vinales clawed his way back to win after at one point dropping down to fifth – not a bad way to celebrate your debut with a new team!
— MotoGP™ (@MotoGP) March 26, 2017
DJ has golf world in a spin
Dustin Johnson has been on fire recently and cemented his position as World number one with another victory – his third in three tournaments – at the WGC-Dell Match Play championships.
Third trophy in three starts.
He's World No. 1 for a reason.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 26, 2017
Johnson also becomes the only man to have won all four WGC Championships – something that even the Tiger never managed.
Should we just start measuring him up for his Green Jacket already?
Over on the LPGA tour, South Korea continued to dominate proceedings as Mirim Lee cruised to a six-shot victory at the Kia Classic.
— LPGA (@LPGA) March 27, 2017
Victory was Lee’s third LPGA title and more than made up for her disappointment of two years ago when she lost out to Cristie Kerr after also leading at Kia after 54 holes.
It was also the fourth win by a Korean on the LPGA this year.
Looks like golf is definitely the ‘Korea’ of choice for ladies in the Asian republic!
Malaysian football set for big changes!
Another winner, although this time off the field, was Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, aka TMJ, who was named new head of the Football Association of Malaysia on Saturday.
TMJ comes into the post with an 11-point plan that aims to revitalise football in Malaysia much in the same way he has helped turn Johor football, through JDT, into the powerhouse of club football in Southeast Asia.
TMJ has a few adjustments to make.
We wish him luck.