Just off the 18thgreen with a two-stroke lead on Sunday, Tiger Woods (in red shirt and blackpants) finished with a par to win the British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Clubin Hoylake, England (page 34). Woods took home the claret jug (inset) for thesecond straight year, becoming the first repeat champion since Tom Watson in1983.
During the 16thstage of the Tour de France, on July 19, Floyd Landis (in yellow) had such apoor ride through the Alps that he squandered a 10-second lead and fell 8:08 inarrears. Just as stunning, however, was his recovery the following day, when heclimbed back to within 30 seconds of the leader. By last Saturday he had therace all but won (page 52), and on Sunday he toasted his first Tour victory inParis (inset).
July 30, 2006
Last Friday, intheir first day of training camp in Bethlehem, Pa., the Eagles got back intothe blocking business, while quarterback Donovan McNabb (inset), who's comingoff surgery for a sports hernia, loosened up on the side (page 74).
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