The Honda Classic kicked off day one yesterday with temperatures very non South Florida like in the high 30's. This years event will be seeing warmer weather each day and during the day the temperatures will be in the 60's. Yesterday was also a bit windy and that kept scores a bit higher than expected. The leader board was shared by two international stars, Australian Nathan Green and Brazil's Alexandre Rocha and US Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim at 4 under par.
Of course the Palm Beach Gardens champion course is always a challenge even without the cool temperatures and the wind. Of course the tournament will be without the Tiger Woods circus that the golf world has lived with since Thanksgiving 2009. News did break this week with an interview with Tiger's long time caddie from New Zealand, Steve Williams where he said he was disappointed in Tiger Woods. The Palm Beach Gardens Golf community was to say the least disappointed as well as many had hoped that the Jupiter Island part time resident Tiger Woods would make an appearance in the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida event which has drawn a higher number of golf celeb's than in recent years now that is the kickoff event for the east coast swing of this years PGA tour.
One National Football league star who is out this week attending the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida this year was the Super Bowl MVP Quarterback of the 2010 Super Bowl Champs the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees. Here is a video with a preview of the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Honda Classic and what it means to Palm Beach Gardens. The Honda Classic Pro Am was also mentioned in the video as many stars are in town to support this great South Florida event.