Ogden banged one 332 yards on the fourth hole, and he made a nice birdie on No. 5, hitting an 8-iron into the 165-yard hole.
But after hooking a tee shot on the 10th, Ogden said, "I think yoga fatigue is starting to kick in."
His day started with an hour of hot yoga, a concession to this predicament: "I like food; that's my problem."
If he ever stopped caring, Ogden said he would go to the seafood buffet at the Rio and "go to town on shrimp and crab legs with butter — and put butter on top of that."
Like showgirls, Shadow Creek is quintessential Vegas. For years after its 1989 opening, only "whales" (aka huge gamblers) and friends of casino magnate Steve Wynn were permitted to play. Now you need $500 and a key card to one of the MGM Resort Hotels.
Ranked by Golf Digest as America's 29th greatest course and featuring waterfalls, rolling hillsides and more than 200 varieties of trees, Shadow Creek is a marvel that was built for somewhere between $46 million and Bill Gates' net worth.
"The story that gets told," course architect Tom Fazio said, "is that we had an unlimited budget and exceeded it."
While taking care of business in the men's room, you can scan a sheet heralding Tiger Woods' course record of 60, accomplished in 2004. Three years later, Fred Couples matched it. His sheet contains this quote: "Make sure you put this above the urinals next to Tiger's course record."
The record is still safe after Ogden's performance in the Jordan event. He teamed with actor/comedian Rob Riggle ("The Daily Show") in a two-man scramble and finished a collective 9 over par, 20 shots behind winners Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman.
The culprit had to be a driver head cover of Brian, the dog from "Family Guy." Press Brian and he'll say stuff like "Swing and a miss."
As Ogden put it: "I'm going to blame Brian. He was heckling me all day."
18 holes with ... Jonathan Ogden
Where: Shadow Creek, Las Vegas (regular tees: 6,626 yards).
Ogden's handicap: 6.
What he shot: 81.
His take on golf: "It's enjoyable, but it's not relaxing."