Breakfast With A Champion is an annual event during Toshiba Classic week in Newport Beach. The event is presented by the Allergan Foundation. Allergan, the pharmaceutical giant, is known for skin enhancements, including Botox. So every year, there is at least one joke about that, usually in relation to Newport Beach and Orange County.
Tom Kite, the World Golf Hall of Famer and featured speaker Tuesday morning, joked about it too, but referred to the tour he's playing on.
"The Champions Tour is our Botox," Kite said of the tour for golfers 50 and older. "We used to be called the Senior Tour. We went to sleep one night as seniors and woke up champions."
That caused laughter, followed by applause from the audience of around 450 at Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
Kite, who will compete in the 17th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club Friday, is 61. He's also certainly accomplished enough to offer his take on Tiger Woods. It seems like everyone on the Champions Tour is being asked about Tiger.