Kenny G opens Honda Classic

By Rachel Leigh - bio | email

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - He's known for his soulful skills on the sax, but Kenny G is also known for his skills on the green.

"I've played with presidents before, CEOs," said professional saxophonist Kenny G.

And, now, Super Bowl quarterback champ Drew Brees, golfing great Jack Nicklaus and football legend Dan Marino. "Golf is the great equalizer. We're all out there trying to do the same thing, and it's an opportunity for people to get to know people from different avenues."

The four teamed up for the Kenny G Pro Am to kickoff the 2010 Honda Classic. "Jack Nicklaus came talked to me a few minutes ago; that's pretty darn cool."

Before heading out, Kenny G spent time inspiring our area's youth.

Rachel said, "You're going to play tomorrow [Thursday] night with some of locals from Bak Middle School."

Kenny G said, "That's going to be a lot of fun. Now, that instrument, I have no problems with. I'll be very confident tomorrow [Thursday] night. With the diver off the first tee -- not the same as the saxophone."

But I bet Kenny G plays golf better than Jack Nicklaus plays sax.