Adam Jensen: A few of Justin Timberlake’s takes on hitting the links |

Adam Jensen: A few of Justin Timberlake’s takes on hitting the links

Musician and actor Justin Timberlake has signed on to play in this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament July 14-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, adding some extra star power to the lineup of athletes, actors and comedians set to partake.

He’s sure to be a huge draw to this year’s tournament. I know people in the Tahoe Daily Tribune office, especially those of the female variety, were buzzing about his presence as soon as the announcement was made Wednesday morning. Personally, my tastes skew more toward the Motörhead and Sepultura side of the musical spectrum, but I’ve got nothing against JT. And, from doing some quick research, it’s clear Timberlake’s golf game is more up to snuff then Lemmy’s. So, in light of Wednesday’s announcement, below are a few of Timberlake’s takes on golf. Life pro tip: if you catch him after a round at Edgewood, buy him a Stella or a gin and tonic with lemon. More information on this year’s golf tournament is available at

From Golf Digest: “Golf is me and buddies out having a good time, but most of all, golf is about me and my dad. Anytime I think of golf, I think about my dad. He taught me how to hit a golf ball, and he got me playing.”

Also from Golf Digest: “I love being a songwriter, I love being a musician, I love being a producer, I love being an actor, I love working on a clothing line. I love all of those things because they’re all creative. For me, golf is one of those things where you go out and forget about everything else.”

From ESPN: “I recently got an ace. It was a 185-yard hole. And I can tell you that I’ve won six Grammys, and those are my career highlights — but I can also tell you that getting an ace is a life highlight.”

From Golf Magazine: “I listen to all kinds of music, but almost never on the course. I played one time with an iPod and earphones with a cord running down my back. I was playing everything, old and new. The Beatles. Kings of Leon. You name it. But I find I can’t play well with buds in my ears. I start swinging to the beat and not my natural rhythm and then suddenly I’m all over the place.”

Also from Golf Magazine: “My favorite post-round drink is usually a beer. And if it’s going to be a beer, it’s probably going to be a Stella. Depending on my mood, it might also be a cocktail. In that case, a gin and tonic. With a lemon, not a lime.”

From Internet Movie Database: “‘Golf’ is the only four-letter word I don’t say when I’m playing it.”

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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