Truth & Rumors: Tiger Woods hits the town in Las Vegas
The New York Post's famous Page Six spotted Tiger Woods at a Las Vegas hot spot over the weekend.
Tiger Woods is back on the prowl in Vegas. The fallen golf great was surveying bikini-clad girls at the Liquid Pool at Aria Resort and Casino on Saturday. Woods made a low-key entrance through the back door and relaxed in a cabana with a few male friends and “good-looking girls,” said witnesses. Soon a group of women began fighting to get his attention. One source said, “There was a frenzy . . . many girls were trying to get up to his cabana, but were unsuccessful.” Woods, coming off his worst performance ever at the Masters, “seemed to be more interested in the people he was with.”Woods was in Las Vegas for his annual Tiger Jam charity concert, and this year's headliner Jon Bon Jovi has seen more than a million faces but continues to rock them all, according to Robin Leach (yes, that Robin Leach) of Las Vegas Weekly.
I was absolutely knocked out by his 11-piece brass band backup sounds in “The Kings of Soul“ and the sweet soul voices of his backup singers singled out for the spotlight. Jon is a superstar who gives his all in concert and for a great cause.Slow play leads to violence at Jax Beach muniA man allegedly attacked an entire bachelor's party playing in front of him at Jacksonville Beach Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, according to police. James Alonzo Hines, 61, drove his cart into the group and hit one of them with his golf club, igniting a brawl, police said. According to Jim Schoettler of The Florida Times-Union, the argument was over slow play.
It was the highpoint of an action-packed weekend of golf at Cascada with a private exhibition by Tiger, auctions, parties and poker with Phil Hellmuth, who also served as MC; Phil finished 2nd behind the legendary veteran Doyle Brunson in play. The Bravery entertained winners and sponsors at Moorea Beach Club, and MC Hammer hosted the Tiger Jam After Party at House of Blues.
Tiger was backstage at Mandalay Bay for the camera call casually dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt, jeans and sneakers. He posed with a gleaming smile alongside Jon, “American Idol” Season 7 winner David Cook and Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn. David, who hails from Blue Springs, Mo., performed for 30 minutes before Tiger took the stage ahead of Jon. “Jon has done a lot for our foundation. We are thankful to him and to you all for your support.”
They were among six friends celebrating the May 5 wedding of buddy Donald Salsbery. [Murdock] Hampe said the group, some of whom had just learned how to golf, had a few drinks at a nearby bar and joined Salsbery for the mid-afternoon golf outing at his request. Hampe said none of them was intoxicated.Columnist: Does Rory McIlroy need to play more? Iain Carter at BBC notes that Rory McIlroy has only played four competitive rounds in more than a month prior to his week's Wells Fargo Championship, and he wonders if McIlroy is really best-served by all this time off.
The other group — two older men and two older women — were golfing behind the partygoers, said witness Justin Ravel. Ravel, who saw the initial confrontation from the 18th tee, said one of the women told him they had become incensed with the younger golfers driving on the greens and holding up their game.
"She said they weren't playing the game right and that clearly ticked them [Hines' party] off," Ravel said.
Hines' arrest report said an argument between the groups involved the younger golfers driving, drinking and "malingering" on the greens.
But Hampe said his group was behaving under the watchful eye of a course ranger and had every right to be there. He said they were neither drunk nor driving recklessly.
"It's a public course and we paid just like everybody else," Hampe said.
Perhaps, though, this year's version of McIlroy was undercooked heading into the first major of the year. Certainly there was something missing when he was looking to build on promising opening rounds of 71 and 69. He followed them with scores of 77 and 76.Alligator attacks man at Florida golf course Those ball-retriever devices ought to come with a warning.
On a course where a lack of precision is usually brutally exposed there is little room for rustiness and this may have been the root cause behind such a disappointing Masters challenge.
McIlroy's light early season schedule has been tailored to make sure there is plenty in the tank for a more hectic remainder of the year.
His results, though, suggest that he benefits from playing consecutive weeks. In early March when he won the Honda Classic, McIlroy had reached the final of the WGC Matchplay just seven days earlier.
Albert Miller, 65, was retrieving some balls after hitting into the water off the 15th green at Florida's Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club when an alligator tried to pull him under. Phil Attinger of the (Lakeland) Ledger has the details:
Miller went over to the edge of the water with a ball retriever tool, and found two balls that weren't his, so he turned to leave.Tweet of the Day
That's when the alligator launched at him from under the water and got him by his left knee.
"He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down," Miller said.
Price ran over and grabbed Miller under his shoulders while the animal was thrashing and pulling.
The other two golfers in the foursome ran over to help.
Miller said the animal took one look at him and clamped down harder.
"It was excruciating to say the least," Miller said.
As the animal started dragging Miller into the water, Miller prayed for a miracle.
He got one.
"He let me go," Miller said. "I was three feet from my life. He had me submerged up to my belt buckle. That was my miracle of the month."
Have no problem w @TigerWoods answering questions from fans but in no way should that replace an obligation to the media where he's playing
— Dan Hicks (@DanHicksNBC) April 30, 2012