Fresh off the Golden State Warriors’ fourth NBA championship in the past eight seasons and his unanimous selection as Finals MVP, Stephen Curry is now turning his attention to golf.
Curry will be joined this week by his father Dell and brother Seth at Edgewood Tahoe for the 33rd annual American Century Championship at South Lake Tahoe. The three-day tournament begins Friday (July 8) and concludes Sunday.
The Curry family will be joined by such notables as Justin Timberlake, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Annika Sorenstam, defending champion Vinny Del Negro, and Charles Barkley. The lineup represents 13 Hall of Famers, 17 Most Valuable Player Awards, and multiple Cy Young Award winners.
Besides Timberlake, other entertainment celebrities include Ray Romano, Anthony Anderson, first-time participants Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live, and singer-songwriters Nick Jonas and Jake Owen. The field boasts winners of multiple Emmy, Grammy and other awards.
After being restricted to 5,000 people in attendance last year, tournament officials are expecting more than 50,000 fans to attend this week.
Tickets are now available online only at www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com for tournament rounds Friday through Sunday at $40 per day. Ages 10-under are FREE with a paying adult (one child per adult). Due to social distancing measures, there will be no celebrity autographs in 2022
Golf Channel, NBC and Peacock will provide televised coverage.
American Century Championship Tournament TV Times
- Friday, July 8: Peacock, NBC Sports Digital, 1-3 p.m. (Live)
- Friday, July 8: GOLF Channel, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 9: NBC, Peacock, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Live)
- Sunday, July 10: NBC. Peacock, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Live)
For Curry, it represents his 10th appearance at the American Century Championship. His best finish was fourth on three occasions (2013, 2017, 2020). He was ninth last year. Caesars Sportsbook has him listed as one of the top eight favorites at 12:1 odds.
The American Century Championship in scenic Lake Tahoe features a purse of $600,000 with $125,000 to the winner. Charity fundraising has produced over $6 million for non-profits over the years. Lakefront Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is a George Fazio design, with re-design elements from Tom Fazio. It is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
A contingent of 30 NFL stars are in the field and include quarterback Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders. Active players also feature Robbie Gould, 49ers; Adam Thielen, Harrison Smith and Patrick Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL Hall of Famers are Michael Strahan, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, Terrell Davis, Brian Urlacher, and Charles Woodson, as well as former All-Pros Larry Fitzgerald, DeMarcus Ware, Kyle Williams, and Jim McMahon. Also in the field is head coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans.
NBA players include Miami Heat star Kyle Lowry and Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso, making his tournament debut, and Vince Carter, eight-time All-Star and current ESPN analyst.
Major League Baseball players include John Smoltz, teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Tom Glavine, CC Sabathia, Joe Maurer, Jimmy Rollins, Kevin Millar, Shane Victorino, Tim Wakefield, David Wells, and first-timers Jon Lester and Jayson Werth.
Sorenstam is joined in a women’s field that includes Dylan Dreyer, meteorologist for NBC News and The Today Show, Kathryn Tappen, NBC Sports anchor and on-air personality; and Kira K. Dixon, GOLF Channel reporter and 2015 Miss America.