Australian Cameron Smith won the last golf major of the year, the British Open. He edged Rory McElroy and Cameron Young to win the title. Smith shot eight-under par 64 to win.

The Seattle Mariners closed the first half of the season on a 14-game win streak. At the all-star break, the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros and Mets put up the best records. The Yankees won the last two games by a 27-3 margin over Boston.