Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he’ll “stick to the driving on the track” after a golf competition with NFL icon Tom Brady ahead of this week’s first Miami Grand Prix.
NFL running back Marcus Allen and Nigerian-American entrepreneur Brandon Okpalobi joined Hamilton at the Miami Beach Golf Club.
The four of them competed in a longest drive and a closest to the pin competition during the event, which raised money for disadvantaged children in Miami.
Hamilton, who had not picked up a golf club in three years, had mixed results on the long drive, but he won the closest to the pin challenge by pitching his ball to within a few feet.
“Finally I’m going to win something this year,” joked Hamilton, who currently lies seventh in the F1 standings this season after a lowly start to the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Hamilton compares his putting to that of Tiger Woods and feels it is his strongest aspect of his game.
“I would like to say I’m a little bit like Tiger [Woods] with the putting,” said Hamilton.
“I was always so far away from the pin so I was always having to do the long putts, and every now and then I’d get one of those 10 footers, otherwise I was just useless.”
Talking about this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix, Hamilton added: “It’s our first time here in Miami and the anticipation for this event has skyrocketed.”
“There are a few nerves because there’s going to be so many people here, it’s a new circuit but there’s so much excitement.”