"My game is pretty terrible," Timberlake, 29, said Tuesday at his Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. "You know, it's that old thing. When the work is good, the game suffers. But you work so you can play."
This year alone, Timberlake has filmed three movies – The Social Network and the yet-to-be-released Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits – which has left him with little time to work on the game he holds near and dear to his heart.
In fact, he said, this week is the first golf he's played in four months.
Timberlake is in the third year of a five-year commitment to host his charity tournament in Vegas, which always wraps with a blowout concert. On Saturday, Timberlake will perform at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino as part of the JT and Friends concert, along with Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Salt-N-Pepa and Lady Antebellum, among others.
While he's grateful and excited to have a lineup of top acts, Timberlake isn't reluctant to say who he thinks will be the real crowd pleaser. "I'm going to go out on a limb and say [Elton John] is going to bring the house down," he says.