Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went from the operating table to the golf course, participating in the
''I just had surgery last week, so I'm just trying to take it easy a little bit on the hard swings," Brady told reporters in Miami.
Brady didn't play in the NFL's Pro Bowl Feb. 12, in part because of what sources said was a groin injury. He's been busy on the links, however, playing in Michael Jordan's celebrity tournament in January, then in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the days leading up to the Pro Bowl.
The Marino tournament was held at the LaGorce Country Club in Miami Beach. Patriots linebacker Larry Izzo was also part of the celebrity contingent, along with quarterbacks Peyton Manning, John Elway, and Jim Kelly.
Brady was also on hand at the Super Bowl in Detroit, where he conducted the opening coin flip. At that time, he said, ''A lot of guys played with pain throughout the year, so I don't think that affected at all the way I played or performed. It was just something you deal with."