At Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin, PGA Tour pro Justin Thomas helped reclaim the Ryder Cup title as part of the United States team that defeated Europe and claimed the biennial trophy with a 19-9 victory.
To win the tournament, the winner is decided out of 28 total points. Thomas, the former Crimson Tide golfer, did his part, too, going 2-1-1 in the tournament to extend his overall record to 6-2-1 in the Ryder Cup.
For both a win and a draw, the 28-year old battled back from being down three strokes on the front nine holes.
Currently, Thomas sits in sixth place in the Official World Golf Rankings, with a career-best standing of world's number one golfer in May of 2018. He has also tallied 14 PGA Tour wins as a pro since his days at the Capstone.
Arriving at Alabama as one of the top-rated prep golfers in the country, Thomas won both National Freshman of the Year and National Player of the Year in 2012.
- Derrick Henry: The Tennessee Titans running back fell down to Earth, relatively speaking, after a dominant performance in week two of the NFL season. On Sunday in the Titans game to the Indianapolis Colts, Henry rushed for 113 yards on 28 carries, and he also recorded three receptions in the Tennessee win.
- Najee Harris: The rookie running back of the Pittsburgh Steelers accounted for 102 receiving yards on 14 receptions. Crazy enough, he was targeted almost 20 times in the Steelers week two loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Previous winners in 2021:
Dec. 29 - Jan. 5 Derrick Henry
Jan. 6 - 12 Daron Payne
Jan. 13 - 19 Levi Wallace
Jan. 20 - 26 Collin Sexton
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2. JaMychal Green
Feb. 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
Feb. 9 - 16 Kira Lewis Jr.
Feb. 17 - 23 Levi Randolph
Feb. 24 - March 2 Collin Sexton
March 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
March 10 - 16 Justin Thomas
March 17 - 23 Collin Sexton
March 24 - 30 JaMychal Green
March 31 - April 6 Collin Sexton
April 7 - April 13 Collin Sexton
April 14 - April 20 Levi Randolph
April 21 - April 27 Collin Sexton
April 28 - May 4 Davis Riley
May 5 - May 11 Collin Sexton
May 12 - May 18 Dicky Pride
May 19 - May 25 Spencer Turnbull
May 26 - June 1 Alexa Guarachi
June 2 - June 8 Kenzie Wright
June 9 - June 15 Eryk Anders
June 16 - June 22 Daniel Haugh
June 23 - June 29 Daniel Haugh
June 30 - July 7 Emma Talley
July 7 - July 13 Blake Sims
July 14 - July 20 Brett Auerbach
July 21 - July 27 Haylie McCleney
July 28 - Aug. 3 Kirani James
Aug. 4 - Aug. 10 Remona Burchell
Aug. 11 - Aug. 17 Kira Lewis
Aug. 18 - Aug. 24 Steven Setterstrom
Aug. 25 - Aug. 31 Mac Jones
Sept. 1 - Sept. 7 Justin Thomas
Sept. 8 - Sept. 14 Jalen Hurts
Sept. 15 - Sept. 21 Derrick Henry