Congratulations to Jason Day!

Jason Day has played some really good golf. He seems to be Dustin Johnson without the meltdown. As Jordan Spieth said, “It was a stripe show.” Jason Day hit fairway after fairway. He also putted extremely well. Congratulations to Jason Day for winning the 2015 PGA Championship.

From Golf Channel:

The dreams of Jason Day and Jordan Spieth went head to head on Sunday in the final pairing of the PGA Championship. In the end, it was Day’s dream that came true as the Australian broke through to win his first major. Day closed with a 5-under 67 that left him at 20 under, the lowest score in relation to par in major-championship history. Here’s how the drama unfolded at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

Leaderboard: Jason Day (-20), Jordan Spieth (-17), Branden Grace (-15), Justin Rose (-14), Brooks Koepka (-13), Anirban Lahiri (-13)

What it means: One of the most talented players in the game, Day had experienced nothing but frustration in seeking his first major. He had shared the 54-hole lead in this year’s U.S. and British Opens, and went into Sunday at Whistling Straits with a two-stroke advantage. No player in the modern era had held the 54-hole lead or co-lead in three straight majors and not won any of them. But Day had not been able to cash in on 54-hole success. Since 2010 he had been in the top five of a major through 54 holes seven times before this week without winning. He had failed to convert his last five 54-hole leads or co-leads on the PGA Tour, and was only 1 for 7 in the category in his PGA Tour career.

Round of the day: Day made four birdies – at Nos. 2, 5, 6 and 7 – on the front nine, but dropped a stroke when he drove into a fairway bunker at No. 8 and bogeyed. After turning in 33, he added three birdies and a bogey on the back, good for a three-shot victory margin over Spieth.

News Roundup – Galaxy Note 5, PGA Championship, Trump

Galaxy Note 5 by Samsung. I love the Note 4. It is the best phone that I have ever owned. Great camera. Great battery life.

One of the truly funny and amazing things about golf is that the supposedly “smart guys” will set up a scenario. For the PGA championship the scenario was Jordan Spieth versus Rory McElroy. They want this rivalry to develop so badly but it just hasn’t. At the beginning of round three, Matt Jones, somebody most of us had never heard of, is leading the tournament by two strokes. Jason Day is in second. Should be some good golf this afternoon.

It’s kind of funny how Donald Trump is driving the Republican field mad. Oh, did Roger Ailes declare an unconditional surrender to Donald Trump? Looks like he has.

July unemployment numbers continue to slowly improve. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3%. The economy added 215,000 new jobs.

Melissa Harris-Perry along with her husband James Perry have written a great article on Black Lives Matter and tying it to New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. She argues that the movement really started back in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I think she’s right. This article is worth a read (here are a couple paragraphs) –

Hurricane Katrina did not hit New Orleans directly, and the city would have recovered swiftly from the extensive but manageable damage caused by winds and rain alone. But in the hours after the storm hit, several critical levees failed as powerful storm surges swept against decades of inadequate infrastructure. This part of the Katrina story is old and simple: By refusing to invest adequately in the public infrastructure needed to protect the most economically vulnerable and racially marginalized communities, the federal, state, and local governments left New Orleans open to massive devastation and long-term economic losses that affected every single neighborhood.

A decade later, we remain locked in maddening partisan battles as our public infrastructure crumbles beneath us—as if the consequences are irrelevant, or distant, or easily contained. ­Katrina already taught us that the fate of black lives cannot be separated from that of whole communities. Black lives matter.

The federal deficit continues to shrink as thoughtful economists said it would.

AT&T helped the US by on Internet traffic. Are you surprised?

I am completely confused by the young couple in Mississippi that are linked to ISIS.