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British Open the perfect spot for Lee Westwood to claim a major

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The way Lee Westwood sees it, it’s time.

It’s time to win the first major championship of his illustrious career, and what better major championship to do it in than his favorite one of the four — the British Open?

The 48-year-old Englishman is on the cusp of setting a dubious record, though he’s not sweating it.

Westwood, entering the 149th Open, which begins Thursday morning in Sandwich, England, stands on the wrong end of becoming the footnote of a historic statistic. If he fails to win this Open, he will have played in more major championships without a victory than any other player.

Jay Haas and Westwood each played in 87 majors without a victory. This will be Westwood’s 88th career start in a major.

“I do care about that,” Westwood, a 44-time winner worldwide with 25 wins on the European Tour, said of that stat. “That’s nice, that record. It shows I’ve been a good player for a long, long time. There’s not many people who have played in as many major championships as me.”

When he was asked about being labeled the best player never to have won a major, Westwood didn’t flinch.

England's Lee Westwood watches his drive from the 1st tee during a practice round for The 149th British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's
Lee Westwood has gone 87 majors without a win — one away from a dubious record.
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“Another accolade,” he said with a wry smile. “Yeah, I love it. Thank you.”

Westwood has come tantalizingly close to winning at least one of the game’s most important tournaments, having posted 19 top-10 finishes in majors, including 12 top-five finishes.

He missed out on the 2008 U.S. Open playoff between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate by one shot. He also finished one-shot out of the famous playoff between Stewart Cink and Tom Watson in the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. And he finished runner-up to Phil Mickelson in the 2013 British at Muirfield after holding the 54-hole lead.

Maybe this week, after a strong start to the year, with consecutive runner-up finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship in March, Westwood will finally get a kiss from the golf gods, win and remove his name from that pestering best-never-to-win-a-major list.

“I feel like if I get my game where it needs to be and it’s good for that week, I can contend,’’ Westwood said. “I don’t know when it’s going to be in the right place or when I’m going to hole enough putts. But you just kind of load the dice to give yourself the best opportunities possible. You can’t do any more than that, and then you give them a roll and what happens, happens.”

If it were to happen, Westwood would become the first English player to win a British Open in England in 52 years.

For Westwood to hoist the Claret Jug on Sunday afternoon, though, he’ll likely need a little luck.

“Links golf is even more of a lottery than your week-in, week-out golf where the conditions are even more predictable,’’ Westwood said. “Like all links tournaments, you need a little bit of luck with the weather, and like golf, you need a little bit of luck, you need some good breaks.

“I feel like I’m playing well, and obviously I’ve played well this year. I played well last week [at the Scottish Open]. I was in the lead with 26 holes to go, and then a couple of pulls and a double-bogey, par, double-bogey and couldn’t get any momentum going after that.

“When you think 14-under, 26 holes to go, and 18-under is winning it, you should fancy your chances then. But obviously didn’t manage to finish that one off. I kind of look back on last week and take the positives out of it, that the form is there and I’m playing well and I’m making birdies.’’

Westwood, too, is taking a positive approach about Royal St. George’s despite the fact that he has missed the cut in both Opens he has played there.

“[I] kind of had it in my head a bit of a mental block that I didn’t like the golf course,’’ Westwood said. “But I played it [Tuesday] and really enjoyed it. I loved the way it was set up. I couldn’t really remember the golf course too much, probably because I didn’t have that much experience of playing on it, only having played two rounds each Open. [But it] sort of turned my head around and made me look forward to the week even more really.’’

Westwood, too, is counting on his sage experience to boost him this week. He spoke about being motivated by Phil Mickelson’s victory in the PGA Championship at age 50 in May.

“I think when you get to our age, we maybe don’t treat it as seriously as we once did,’’ he said, “and it’s easy to play golf when you’re a little bit more flippant about it and see it for what it is — getting a small ball in a small hole.’’ 

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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