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Celebrities, athletes dish on Tournament of Champions experience

Celebrities, athletes dish on Tournament of Champions experience

Derek Lowe plays his shot from the 15th tee during the third round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club on January 21, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

“To talk about nerves, like I think everyone sitting here will tell you the same thing. We are really good on the range. I’m talking about tomorrow. You go to the putting green, and then you go underneath and you get the scorecard and you’re still fine.

“Then you stand on that first tee and you’re like, uh-oh, this is real. They start announcing people’s names. I (think) back to last year. On Saturday, I’m playing with Nelly (Korda) and Annika (Sorenstam) and they announce both of them. It takes about three minutes to announce the greatest female golfers.

“I’m like, it’s my turn and you’re shaking. I mean, I didn’t roll it, but it went about 150 yards, the drive. I was like, thank you. Just move.

“Again, that’s what I think everybody loves about this game. It brings out a different type of nerve and we’re all competitive and want to do well.”


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