Weekend Sport Round-Up: Legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker dies aged 97

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Tributes have poured in for broadcasting legend Murray Walker, following his passing at the age of 97 on Saturday.

Widely recognised as the voice of Formula 1, Walker’s remarkable career spanned over 50 years from his first grand prix commentary in 1949, to his retirement in 2001.

Sky Sport’s Martin Brundle, who worked with Walker at ITV in 1997, paid tribute on social media.

Brundle said: “Rest in peace Murray Walker. Wonderful man in every respect. National treasure, communication genius, Formula One legend.”

Justin Thomas soars through weekend to triumph at the Players Championship

World number three Justin Thomas produced an immaculate weekend of scoring to clinch his first Players Championship win with a one-shot victory over Lee Westwood.

Unsurprisingly, TPC Sawgrass played host to another thrilling weekend of action. Despite trailing the Englishman by seven shots heading into the third round, Thomas fired in a remarkable 64 on Saturday to sneak into contention.

Followed up by a solid 68 on Sunday, the American overcame a three-shot deficit heading into Sunday to lift his 14th PGA Tour title.

A disheartened Westwood, who also finished runner-up at The Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, told Sky Sports: “I hate to say it but age is catching up with me.”

“I battled all day, made some nice putts. Slightly disappointed I didn’t win but you can’t be too unhappy with a second-place finish at the Players Championship.”

Justin Thomas wins the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass (Credit: Sky Sports)

Scott shines in 200m showdown to claim hat-trick in Manchester

A thrilling finish in the Men’s 200m Freestyle final topped off a successful weekend for Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott, as he notched a hat-trick of wins at the British Swimming Invitation Meet in Manchester.

Scott initially triumphed in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley on Saturday, before edging Tom Dean by just five-hundredths of a second in the 200m freestyle on Sunday.

He said: “There’s still plenty to do and plenty to learn. I’m quite happy with where I am and I’ve got a final phase now and then into taper, so I’m quite excited for the next block.”

The double Olympic medallist wasn’t the only successful Stirling swimmer over the weekend however, as teammate Kathleen Dawson also landed an impressive backstroke hat-trick.

Duncan Scott returns with hat-trick in Manchester (Credit: The Herald)

FA Cup final could see fans return as one of many test events

Up to 20,000 fans could be allowed into Wembley stadium after the government announced it will be used as a test event.

The final, which takes place on May 15th, is one of a number of events the government will use as pilot events to transition back into the return of fans at live sport.

The World Snooker Championships is another of the outlined pilot events, which begins on the 17th of April, at The Crucible in Sheffield.

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