Drew Brees makes Honda Classic debut

By Rachel Leigh - bio | email

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - On the football field, Saints Quarterback Drew Brees knows how to get his team hyped for the game, but on a different playing field, he's much softer spoken.

"Just happy to be here, and happy to have a chance to play with those guys," said Drew Brees.

Here is PGA National, and those guys are Jack Nicklaus, Kenny G and Dan Marino. The foursome played together in the Kenny G Pro Am Wednesday to kick off the Honda Classic.

"Obviously, I love the game of golf. It's what I try to do a little bit in the off season. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to play a round of golf since last June. That's what happens when you go and play in the Super Bowl in February, but I'll take that every year."

Sunday, February 7, the nation of the 'Who Dats' was born, and the city of New Orleans rejoiced as their Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts. "Ever since I signed there in March of 2006, I knew how important it was for those people."

Brees says no city deserves it more. "We needed the city as much as, you might say, they needed the Saints and needing us as a team to be successful to give them hope and to lift their spirits. And I just think we leaned on each other for the last four years. And we've gotten so much support from them.

"In the end, it wasn't extra pressure on us, but it was strength that they gave us. It was responsibility of knowing we were playing for much more than ourselves, our team, our organization. We were playing for a city."

Life hasn't slowed down since his big win. "But I'm certainty going to take some time with my family and relax and try to get away and not think about football for awhile." And, at least for the day, a bit more about golf.