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What’s next for golfer and driver at Tennessee golf course closures

TENNESSEE — More than 1,000 golf courses will close in the state this week, as crews deal with the worst wildfire in decades.

More than 600 golf courses closed on Monday, and more than 300 closed on Tuesday.

More closures are expected in Tennessee on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued the closure notices for the following locations and times:The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported about 2,300 road closures in Nashville, about 1,100 in Knoxville, about 250 in Smyrna and about 250 more in Memphis.

The highway closure information is posted at:www.tnhps.gov/sites/default/files/tnhq_v_r_d_tnh_open.pdfThere were about 600 closures in Shelby County, where a major fire burning in the area has forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate.

About 20,400 people were evacuated in the city of Shelby, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

About 20,800 people were forced to evacuate from Nashville because of the wildfire, according the Tennessee Department of Emergency Management.

About 15,000 residents were evacuated from Knoxville because of a major wildfire in the town.

There were more than 600 road closures throughout the state.

In Nashville, there were about 2.5 million road closures, the National Weather Services reported.

The highway closures for the weekend included:At 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, the Tennessee Highway Trustee issued a statement on Facebook announcing the closures.

The Tennessee Department to release additional closure information later today and Wednesday.

TENNESSEAN FOOTBALLER AND MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL FOOTWORKS TO CLOSE TENNIS STATE COURSETENNIS — The Tennessee Vols have signed their first player in team sports in nearly 30 years, signing forward Matt McCreary, according a release from the team.

McCrearies first collegiate team sport was football, but he switched to basketball at Tennessee last year and started playing in a pro league, the release said.

The release said McCreys first collegiate games came in the 2014-15 season, and he has been a part of the Vols since he was 17 years old.

The release also noted that the Vol’s new starting point guard is 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, and that McCrery is the first player since 2006 to play in every single Vol sport.