Michael Phelps and the U.S. 400-meter medley relay team closed the fastest meet in swimming history with an appropriate finish Sunday night - the 43rd world record.Oh, and Tiger Woods won the Buick Open too.
Phelps earned his fifth gold medal of a world championships that showed he's still got plenty of motivation, even after winning a record eight times at the Beijing Olympics.
Swimming the butterfly leg, Phelps helped the U.S. pull away from Germany and Australia to win in 3 minutes, 27.28 seconds. That easily broke the mark set by the Americans at last summer's Olympics, 3:29.34.
Eric Shanteau, who overcame testicular cancer to swim his best times, picked up the first major gold medal of his career by taking the breaststroke leg, to go along with a silver and bronze in Rome. The other members of the winning team were backstroker Aaron Peirsol and David Walters, swimming the freestyle anchor.
It's almost like the universe is back to normal again. Almost.