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A Grip on Sports: After starting at leisurely pace, Sunday’s sporting events hit about 66 mph as day winds down

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sunday was pretty boring, wasn’t it? A calm, cool day in Spokane. The Mariners make a seven-player trade. The Sounders explode past LAFC at an empty CenturyLink Field. And one guy makes a 66-foot snaking putt to win a golf tournament, beating a guy who made a 45-foot downhill putt to force sudden death. Come to think of it, only one of those things was truly boring.

A Grip on Sports: Whatever happens at the PGA Championship today will have our (relatively) undivided attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most weekends, even in the best of times, golf on television isn’t what one would call heartbeat-raising. In fact, dozing while watching golf is probably America’s new favorite pastime. But there’s something different about a major tournament. Four times a year – or three in 2020 – each putt among the leaders takes on the intensity of trying to make your way through a carnival fun house. With your first girlfriend. Such is the case this week.