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Dublin: -2°C Sunday 11 April 2021

Five things we learned this weekend

Lots of lessons after a busy weekend of sport.

1. Tiger Woods will finish 2010 win-less

It’s been a rough year for Tiger – on and off the course. This weekend, Francesco Molinari edged England’s Lee Westwood by one stroke to win the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

The pair blew away the field with their shot-for-shot duel all weekend and Westwood’s strong showing in the PGA Tour’s final 2010 event ensures he will finish the year at the world’s No 1 ranked player.

The man he replaced at No 1, Tiger Woods, finished tied for sixth and will finish the season without a PGA Tour win for the first time since he turned pro in 1996.

2. Believe the hype

After the build-up was dominated by Zenyatta – ahead of her run in the Breeder’s Cup Classic – she finished second. It was some finish though (have a look here).

Afterwards two jockeys, hilariously, came to blows because of a crude mid-race manoeuvre.

3. F1 will go to the wire

Four drivers will battle to become world champion in the last race of the season – for the first time in Formula One history.

Sebastian Vettel charged to victory in Brazil yesterday ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber. But with Fernando Alonso following in third and Lewis Hamilton fourth, the result set up the tantalising prospect of a fourway contest at Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

4. Torres is back

Liverpool striker Torres seems to have escaped from his evil twin’s attic – as the Reds No 9 was looking like his old self in a two-goal display against Chelsea at Anfield yesterday.  Check out the goals here.

5. Don’t mess with Cleveland

Last week we mentioned LeBron James’ new Nike advert - which addresses his controversial move from home-town side the Cavaliers to the glamorous Miami Heat. After spoofs from South Park and Ohio politicians, the fans have helpfully answered the question ‘what should I do?’ for LeBron.

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