Many of the top celebrity golfers will be returning to Lake Tahoe this summer, competing in the 33rd annual American Century Championship July 6-10 at Edgewood Tahoe.
Among the gallery favorites competing for $600,000 and charity fundraising during the 54-hole tournament will be Justin Timberlake, Charles Barkley and Larry the Cable Guy.
The group will be joined by first-time players Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live, The Miz of World Wrestling Entertainment fame, and Jake Owen, country music singer/songwriter.
The American Century Championship will be televised nationally Friday-Sunday (July 8-10), with GOLF Channel carrying the opening round Friday and NBC airing live coverage Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are now available online only in advance at www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.
Daily tickets for Wednesday’s practice round and Thursday’s Celebrity-Amateur at $30. Tournament rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday cost $40 per day. A Grounds Pass for all five days is $90, a 50% savings.
Vinny Del Negro will defend his title against top celebrity contenders, including Annika Sorenstam, one of the greatest professional players in history with 72 LPGA Tour wins and eight Player of the Year Awards.
Also competing will be Mark Mulder, three-time ACC champion and former Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals All-Star pitcher; Mardy Fish, 2020 tournament winner, former tennis star and current captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team; and John Smoltz, MLB Hall of Fame pitcher, 2018 U.S. Senior Open qualifier and Fox MLB analyst.
A contingent of 29 NFL stars are in the field that will feature current quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, 2021 MVP; and Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders. Active players at the Tahoe event will be Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers; Adam Thielen, Harrison Smith and Patrick Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL Hall of Famers feature Michael Strahan, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Jerome Bettis, Terrell Davis, Brian Urlacher, Charles Woodson; as well as former All-Pros Larry Fitzgerald, DeMarcus Ware, Kyle Williams, and Jim McMahon. Current coaches include Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans, and Herm Edwards, Arizona State.
NBA representation includes Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Barley, who is always a local favorite with fans, and Vince Carter, eight-time All-Star and current ESPN analyst.
Women currently in the field include Dylan Dreyer, meteorologist for NBC News and Today; Kathryn Tappen, NBC Sports anchor and on-air personality; and Kira K. Dixon, GOLF Channel reporter and 2015 Miss America.
The lineup of entertainers, actors and comedians features Miles Teller, Anthony Anderson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Michael Pena, Ray Romano, Rob Riggle, Brian Baumgartner, John O’Hurley, Jay DeMarcus, Jason Scheff, and Jack Wagner, two-time champion and one of two originals along with Jim McMahon, to have played in all 32 American Century Championships.
Major League Baseball players include Hall of Famer Tom Glavine, CC Sabathia, Joe Maurer, Jimmy Rollins, Kevin Millar, Shane Victorino, Tim Wakefield, and David Wells.
Additions to the field will be announced leading up to the July event. The current tournament field is available Here.
The 54-hole competition will test the golf skills of more than 80 players, some of whom compete as amateurs and donate their prize money to tournament charities. The American Century Championship has donated over $5 million to non-profits.
The 2022 American Century Championship will utilize the Modified Stableford format where points are awarded by score per hole.
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, a George Fazio design, is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook. For tournament information: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.