One: It’s back to the kids again on the PGA Tour. Most of the big boys – the top 30 players in the world – competed over the weekend in The Players Championship. Most of them will not be continuing on the Tour this week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Yet 14-year-old Chinese wonder Guan Tianlang has a sponsor’s exemption and will compete. He’ll be joined by Japanese youngster Ryo Ishikawa and rookies Jordan Spieth and Casey Wittenberg. Names you might recognize are Jason Day, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar and Louis Oosthuisen. The old men are off while the women play in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in Alabama.
Two: After a couple weeks of practice, the competition for the pole position at the 97th Indianapolis 500 will be Saturday. The race will be May 26. It appears that rookie Carlos Munoz, part of Mario Andretti’s team, has the fastest car thus far this month, pushing 223 miles per hour.
Three: The NBA is gathering some interest, mainly because a couple underdogs are giving the favorites fits. Chicago, which took the opening game against the defending NBA champions Miami Heat, is now down 2 games to 1. Game Four will be Monday night in Chicago. Also Monday in a later game, Memphis, which has a 2 games to 1 edge over Oklahoma City, is at home trying to go up 3-to-1.
Four: The NBA will be making news off the court Wednesday. The league’s relocation committee will be meeting to discuss and vote on what to do with the team in Sacramento. Two weeks ago, eight members of the committee voted unanimously that the Kings will remain in Sacto, and not be moved to Seattle. However, the stronger bid is from the Seattle group – increased by $60 million just this week – and over the weekend the team owners, Maloof Brothers, said they would only sell to the Seattle group. Tit for tat.
Four – A: The Belmont Stakes is Saturday, the second leg of the Triple Crown in which super horse Orb has a chance to win.