Considered by many to be the highlight of their summer vacation in South Lake Tahoe, the American Century Championship, a Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, held annually at Edgewood Golf Course is the bottom line epitome of what it is to walk among celebrities.
This year’s 21st annual celebrity golf tournament will see celebrities of such status as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, Tony Romo, John Elway, Marcus Allen and Ray Allen on the roster – there is no doubt that it is an event to see in any part of the world, let alone on the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe!
Fans come from around the world to watch their favorite celeb-athlete compete in this truly benevolent tournament. This year, as it has been the last four years, the Lance Armstrong Foundation is the official charity of this wonderful tournament.
2009 Champion and former all-star major league pitcher Rick Rhoden will return to the shores of Lake Tahoe to once again defend his title against the likes of Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo, who finished runner up against Rhoden last year and Billy Joe Tolliver, who finished tied with Dan Quinn in last year’s tournament.
This year there will be some brand new famous faces making their premiere at the tournament. Among them, Captain of Team USA’s silver medal winning hockey team Jamie Langenbrunner, American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry, Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Defensive End Jared Allen, Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, NFL Pro-Bowl kicker for the Chicago Bears Robbie Gould, Former NFL Pro-Bowler Rodney Harrison, NBA All-Star guard Chris Paul, and former MLB All-Star pitchers Greg Maddux and Mark Mulder.
Returning for their second year at the American Century Championship, we will see: NFL All-Pro safety John Lynch, NFL star A.J. Hawk, NBA All-Star Anfernee Hardaway, Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards, All-Star outfielder Joe Carter, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier, actor Oliver Hudson, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and beloved All-Star shortstop Ozzie Smith.
The Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament is scored in a modified Stableford format, making use of a point tallying system in place of the more common match or stroke play.
Practice rounds will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with first round action kicking off Friday morning, July 16th.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.tahoecelebritygolf.com.