Oct 28, 2019

Tiger Woods ties PGA Tour record with 82nd win

Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Zozo Championship in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Tiger Woods is now tied with fellow American golfing great Sam Snead for the most PGA Tour titles after winning the Zozo Championship in Japan by three shots from Hideki Matsuyama. It's the 82nd win of his PGA Tour career.

Why it matters: Woods has experienced a remarkable turnaround in form this year. In April, he won his fifth Masters title at Augusta — ending an 11-year drought to claim his 15th major. NBA superstar Michael Jordan told the Athletic that Woods' return to form was the "greatest comeback I’ve ever seen."

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Private companies cut 2.8 million jobs in May

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Private companies shed 2.8 million U.S. jobs last month, according to a report from payroll processor ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

Why it matters: It's way less than the nearly 9 million private sector jobs economists estimated would be lost in May, suggesting layoffs during the coronavirus crisis could be slowing sooner than Wall Street expected.

The growing focus on environmental justice could influence Biden's platform

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The killing of George Floyd in police custody and protests against systemic racism are prompting many green groups to declare their support for racial justice, and one thing to watch now is how this all might influence Joe Biden's platform.

Driving the news: Even before the recent mass upheaval in response to Floyd's death, Biden said he was expanding outreach and eyeing wider plans around environmental justice, or the disproportionate pollution burdens facing poor communities and people of color.

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The slippery slope of protest surveillance

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President Trump's call to treat antifa supporters like terrorists could be a green light for high-tech surveillance of dissidents.

Why it matters: It's unlikely the Trump administration can designate antifa as a terrorist group in any legally meaningful way, but the declaration gives law enforcement tacit approval to use a plethora of tech tools to monitor protesters and left-leaning activists.