Even with the pandemic being present, Florida has still held sporting events and has more planned in the not too distant future. The Governor had earlier declared WWE, the wrestling giant an essential business so they could film their events in Orlando, even if the state was shutdown.
Aside from WWE, the Governor has also backed televised charity golfing events. The first of the two events will take place this weekend at the Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, which will feature some of the top golfers in the world, including Dustin Johnson, Ricky Fowler and others. The second event, will take place at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound a week from Sunday. This event will feature just four players, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. The four players will compete 2v2.
On top of the WWE and the televised golf events for charity, the Governor gave the okay for the UFC to come down to the sunshine state and use the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville to hold their bouts.
This week, Gov. DeSantis sent out a message to all professional leagues, that Florida is open for business when it comes to playing their games in our state.
The Governor had a message for the commissioners: “What I would tell commissioners of the leagues is, if you have a team in an area where they just won't let them operate, we'll find a place for you here in the state of Florida, because we think it's important, and we know that it can be done safely”.
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