Nicklaus Tebow add to Hondas star power


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will be trying to remember what Phil Mickelson taught him when he tees it up with Jack Nicklaus, NFL defensive end Jason Taylor and saxophonist Kenny G in Wednesday’s Honda Classic Pro-Am at PGA National.

Tebow said the 82 he shot with Mickelson at Timiquana Country Club the week of The Players Championship last year was the lowest score he’s ever posted.

“Best I ever played,” Tebow told the Honda Classic’s Golf Exchange radio show. “Phil would say, `Do this’ or `Do that,’ or ‘Hold [the club] like this,’ and I’d automatically hit a better shot.”

The largest following at this week’s Honda Classic is likely to go off with the Nicklaus and Tebow group at 12:40 p.m. (ET). Nicklaus makes his home in South Florida and his children's foundation is a tournament beneficiary. Tebow’s beloved in Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy and helped the Gators win two national titles. Taylor’s a former Miami Dolphin, and Kenny G’s helped South Florida charities with his time and talent as host of the Gold Pro-Am.