• Fri, Sep 30 2011

Hot Shot: Justin Timberlake Golfs!

No, Justin Timberlake isn’t prepping for a role to play a sensitive golfer who falls in love with his caddy. He’s a legitimate golfer—why, The New York Times(‘ golf blog) even did a profile on him early this summer.

Justin said he started the quiet, focused sport about eight years ago, when he was still on tour with ‘N Sync: He was getting cabin fever from months on the road, so his stage manager suggested he play. He says that he’s been hooked ever since, that it’s a kind of “mental release” that’s drastically different from dancing on a stage in front of screaming teen girls.

And JT doesn’t just talk the talk: He’s hosting the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which began last Saturday and runs through this weekend. (Technically this photo is from 2009, but it’s the best one of Justin golfing that we could find.)

While chatting with the NYT, Justin took the opportunity to get a little deep:

“It really is a game of misses. If you can miss really well, you’re a great golfer. So it teaches you acceptance. That, when you think about it, is acceptance.”

Love the hat, Justin.

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