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- Posted on Apr 17th 2008 12:00PM by Steve Baltin
Tiger Woods may have finished second in last weekend's Masters, but the iconic golfer will still have reason to celebrate in Vegas on Saturday when Van Halen resume their world tour at Woods' annual Tiger Jam. The 13-time Grand Slam winner and VH fan has already seen two shows on this tour, but having the band play his event is something he's looking forward to. "Van Halen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time," Woods tells Spinner. "We are honored to have them perform at this year's Tiger Jam."
Since its inception in 1997, the show has hosted some of the biggest bands in music, including the Eagles in 1998, Prince in 2004 and Bon Jovi in 2007. While playing at a show for one of the biggest athletes in the world might seem like a no-brainer for many acts, Woods doesn't take the participation for granted. "[It] enables is to further our foundation's mission of providing educational opportunities to underserved youth," he says. "We appreciate all of the support extended to us by the music industry."
Meanwhile, Woods may get some help from Diamond David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and mates in taking the next Grand Slam event on the golf calendar. At least he should, as Woods says Van Halen always helps to fire him up pre-tournament. "My iPod has several different songs, including some of Van Halen's greatest hits."