This past weekend may have delivered the hottest day of the year, but for sports fans, there were more important things on the agenda.
One of the most-watched events in the golf calender produced a play-off battle between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose in the 2017 US Masters on Sunday.
In the UFC, one of the nicest guys in the business — Dan Cormier — overcame feared striker Anthony Johnson, but still struggles to win over the fans.
The Formula One season continued with an excellent Grand Prix in China, there was a dramatic finish in the Wasps versus Northampton Saints rugby league match, and a careless whisper from Jose Mourinho during Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Sunderland quickly went viral.
Scroll down to see five photos that tell the weekend’s biggest sports stories.
Sergio Garcia claims his first major title, the 2017 US Masters.
Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia and English hotshot Justin Rose both finished nine under par after four rounds of action at Augusta in Georgia, and had to compete in a sudden death play-off.
Channeling golf legend Seve Ballesteros, who would have turned 60 on Sunday, Garcia holed a birdie on the play-off hole, bettering Rose’s bogey five by two shots.
“To join my two idols Seve and Jose Maria Olazabal [by winning the Masters] is amazing,” said Garcia, who finally won a major trophy on his 74th attempt.
Jose Mourinho’s dugout question overshadowed Manchester United’s 3-0 win.
You would think Manchester United supporters would have been happy with a 3-0 victory over Sunderland.
However, for many fans, the moment of the match came late in the game when Jose Mourinho was seen asking Michael Carrick a question on the bench.
United fans were paying tribute to unlikely cult hero Diego Forlan, a Uruguayan forward who spent two uneventful seasons with the club from 2002 to 2004.
Mourinho was seen turning around, before asking Carrick: “Who is Diego?”
Social media hilarity ensued after Mourinho just couldn’t get his head around the fact that fans were singing about Forlan.
Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
With one victory each so far in 2017, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton share top spot in the FIA Formula One table with 43 points tallied.
Hamilton was in control throughout the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai but anticipates a tough battle for this season’s championship.
On the rivalry with Vettel, Hamilton told the BBC: “It is close [but] I am down for it. I am looking forward to the fight with Sebastian and the other guys are going to be in amongst it.”