Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Rory McIlroy flew from Florida to New York City after winning the Honda Classic to watch his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, play in an exhibition match Monday night against Maria Sharapova. But McIlroy didn't just watch the match. Wozniacki invited him to play a point against Sharapova, and golf's new No. 1 didn't embarrass himself. Check it out: Golf.com has a photo gallery of McIlroy at the tennis event hereJon Bon Jovi to headline Tiger Jam in April Tiger Woods the golfer is looking for his first win in 2012, but Tiger Woods the concert promoter has already scored big. According to Events Network, Jon Bon Jovi will headline Tiger Jam 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 28. The annual concert raises money for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

"It's truly an honor to have Jon headline Tiger Jam," event host Woods said. "Over the years he's never hesitated to lend his time and talents to my Foundation and I'm so grateful for that."
Jon and Tiger have a long philanthropic history that dates back to 2003 when Bon Jovi first performed at Tiger Jam. Bon Jovi played Tiger Jam again in 2007 and now this year Jon Bon Jovi and friends will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the first time. Jon has also been supportive of the AT&T National while it was held in Philadelphia. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was a tournament beneficiary in 2010 and 2011.
Jack Nicklaus: Don't drink and drive, or even putt
The Golf Channel's Randall Mell shares some wisdom Jack Nicklaus offered at the Honda Classic last week
“Don’t take this the wrong way, please,” Nicklaus said. “In those days, most of those guys were club pros. Their usual thing was, after a round, to come in and have a drink and socialize. They did that when they played tournaments.
“I always felt drinking did not do well with nerves. The guys today don’t do that. I never did that. Did I have a drink? Sure, here and there, but never while I was playing in tournaments. I always thought that was terrible for your nerves, and terrible for your touch, because I think the most important thing is to be totally there. I don’t think guys did it because they were nervous, it was just their way of life. It was a social way of life, and golf was a social sport. Guys take the game today as more athletes, and I took it that way.
“I’m not saying these guys were drinkers, but it was part of their life. It’s not part of the culture today." 
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