Sunday, April 23, 2006

Podcast: Golf tips, Sting headlines Tiger Woods' Jam, Korea woos Wie and Nicklaus goes fishing

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Barry and I will, unfortunately, not get to hear the legendary Sting perform at this year's TigerJam IX. I'm really disappointed because not only will the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas ROCK on April 29th but it is for a really good cause. Every year since Tiger Woods created TigerJam, he has drawn the hottest talent from around the globe so expect to be treated to a star-studded list of celebrities from film, television and sports.

Tiger Woods donates the proceeds from his event to the Tiger Woods Learning Center as well as local Las Vegas charities. Both former President Bill Clinton and Maria Shriver recently christened the education facility and it promises to help kids in reading, math, science and technology.

Michelle Wie will not be in Las Vegas celebrating with Woods but will be flying halfway across the globe to participate in the Korean Pro Golf Association’s SK Telecom Open. Being a professional golfer now makes the 16-year-old Hawaiian eligible for appearance fees. Guess how much Wie is raking in on this trip?

This will be the "Big Wiesy's" eighth attempt to make the cut in a men's golf tournament. Perhaps the eighth time is a charm?

Jack Nicklaus may not be playing in as many golf tournaments as he is now "semi-retired" (although watch for him at the TELUS Skins game this summer) but perhaps this was just a guise for Nicklaus to pursue fly-fishing. The "Golden Bear" has been an enthusiast for most of his life and he has now agreed to be the national spokesperson for the Federation of Fly Fishers. As Jack stated, "I am an avid outdoorsman and few activities or sports provide me with as much joy as fishing". Uh, Jack, what about golf?

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