Golf and NASCAR continued to be the headliners for live play this past week. Another charity golfing event and two different races led the live action.
At The Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning teamed up to defeat the duo of Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady as they raised funds for COVID-19 relief. The Woods/Manning pair raced out to a three hole lead after ten holes, but had to hold off the Mickelson/Brady duo to win by one hole.
On Wednesday, at the Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin claimed his second win of the year in a rain shortened event. The race was stopped with 20 laps remaining as Hamlin was declared the winner over Kyle Busch.
Then on Sunday, the drivers headed over to Charlotte for the Coca Cola 600. Brad Keselowski held off Jimmie Johnson in overtime to win his first race of the season.
NASCAR will compete again in Charlotte on Wednesday before moving on to Bristol for another race on Sunday.
The Georgia High School Association released another statement last week that will allow athletes to begin training at school facilities on June 8, albeit under limited conditions. Teams are allowed to do conditioning work but no equipment or balls will be allowed. Groups are limited to 20 team members at a time, but it will be a start to hopefully beginning the football and softball seasons on time.
The NCAA also made an announcement stating that college basketball and football players may resume voluntary workouts on campus beginning on June 1. The SEC announced that in response to the NCAA that they will let their student-athletes begin workouts on June 8. Other conferences have followed suit.
A pair of well known coaches passed away last week. Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passed away at the age of 78. Sloan led the Jazz to their only NBA Finals appearance and finished with 1221 wins which ranks fourth all time. Also passing away was former college coach Eddie Sutton at the age of 84. Sutton won 804 games and is the first coach to lead four different schools to the NCAA Tournament.
The NBA is currently in talks with Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex about resuming their season there. The complex has three different arenas that could be used. They are hoping to finish out the season hopefully near the end of July.