Central Kentucky is all lathered up for the Barbasol Championship, the PGA TOUR’s annual stop at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just a mile or two outside of Lexington. The Barbasol is back in the Bluegrass for the third time since Keene Trace took over hosting responsibilities in 2018, and we’re all eager to get back following a year off due to COVID.
Interested in going? You should be because it’s a lot of fun. Tickets are on sale now and we are going to ignore all of that rain in the forecast because Mother Nature can’t keep being so cruel to Keene Trace and the Barbasol.
Tee times will be announced tomorrow and you can see the entire field here.
More on the Barbasol to come here on KSR throughout the rest of the week.
It won’t be Suns In 4 after all.
Powered by 41 points from Giannis Antetokoumpo, the Bucks took Game 3 of the NBA Finals last night, 120-100, to get back within a game of the red hot Suns. It just wasn’t Devin Booker’s night in the series’ first game in Milwaukee; the former Cat scored only 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting from the field and 1-of-7 shooting from outside. At 21.4 percent, Booker had his worst shooting night all season.
The Bucks will try to even the series Wednesday night, then the action returns to Phoenix on Saturday for Game 5.
Yesterday was a big day in the sport of soccer.
Bryan The Intern’s favorite sport had a big Sunday with a shootout in the Euro 2020 final in the afternoon and the United States earning a win in the CONCACAF Gold Cup later that night. First, England scored right out of the gate to lift the hopes of the trophy “coming home,” as they say, but Italy responded with the equalizer in the 67th minute to force an eventual shootout after neither side prevailed through 120 minutes. Italy again fell behind early in the shootout, but Italian goalie Gianluigi Donnarumma stopped three straight to give Italy its first European Championship since 1968.
Then in the nightcap, the United States got off to a good start in the Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over Haiti in the U.S.’s first game of group stage play.
Reed Sheppard’s recruitment is trending toward Kentucky.
Now for news you really care about: the recruitment of Reed Sheppard. Young Shep earned his scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Friday afternoon and now the belief is Kentucky is in great shape for the North Laurel standout junior, mostly because it’s in his blood.
His Crystal Ball page added several new picks for Kentucky since he earned the offer:
An Illinois fan who is in much better shape than me wrote Kofi Cockburn a message.
Kentucky is still in good with Kofi Cockburn, the All-American big man who is considering a transfer away from Illinois for his third year of college basketball. However, one Illinois fan drew Cockburn a message during a 7-mile run around Urbana, Illinois. It spells out “We want Kofi.”
Once again, just a sophomore at Urbana High School training for cross country while hoping his favorite Illini basketball player will come back for some unfinished business. (I’d buy your shirts?) @ALionEye @kxng_alpha @IlliniMBB @athleticsurbana pic.twitter.com/Vx7lMIUmw4
— Hudson Coady (@HudsonCoady) July 10, 2021
The Home Run Derby is tonight.
Denver’s Coors Field will host eight of the MLB’s biggest bomb hitters for tonight’s 2021 Home Run Derby. I know very little about the current state of Major League Baseball, but the odds for tonight’s derby look like this:
Shohei Ohtani +300
Joey Gallo +450
Pete Alonso +500
Matt Olson +600
Salvador Perez +800
Juan Soto +800
Trevor Story +900
Trey Mancini +1200
It goes down at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Tom Hart will host today’s show.
Matt Jones is off for another week so the next five days of Kentucky Sports Radio will be hosted by special guests, beginning with Tom Hart today at 10 a.m. Everyone’s favorite ESPN announcer will lead the KSR show for two hours and there is no doubt it will be a good one, so tune in.
Here’s the full KSR Guest Week schedule:
Monday, July 12: Tom Hart
Tuesday, July 13: Myron Medcalf and Billy Rutledge
Wednesday, July 14: Matthew Mitchell
Thursday, July 15: Pardon My Take
Friday, July 16: Richie Farmer and Buck Stivers
Y’all have a great Monday.