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American Century Championship
July 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm$20 – $30
Steph Curry will give Tahoe a shot when he participates in the celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is July 19-24.
Well known as an accomplished golfer, Curry finished fourth in the 2013 event and was immediately installed as one of the favorites to win by the Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book. Curry’s father, Dell, who enjoyed a 16-year NBA career, is also in the field as is Curry’s Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala.
The tournament is Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course with eight hours of live coverage set for NBCSN on Friday and NBC Sports Saturday and Sunday.
An outstanding high school golfer in North Carolina, Curry made his American Century Championship debut in 2010 following his rookie NBA season and finished tied for 28th place behind Michael Jordan (22nd), Marshall Faulk (18th) and Mark Rypien (6th). In 2013, Curry returned to Lake Tahoe and led in the final round after 11 holes before finishing fourth, just three points behind winner Billy Joe Tolliver.
Curry will make the 200-mile journey from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe just five weeks after the Warriors’ appearance in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in their attempt to repeat as NBA Champions.
He will join a prominent lineup of more than 90 celebrities, including actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actor/comedian Ray Romano, NFL quarterbacks Carson Palmer, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Alex Smith, coaches Jim Harbaugh and Marvin Lewis and Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Marcus Allen. The 27th annual tournament features $600,000 in prize money and has raised over $4.2 million for charity.
The 27th annual American Century Championship is a made-for-TV event owned and broadcast by NBC Sports. This year’s purse is $600,000. The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format that features some of sport’s and entertainment’s greatest celebrities, including Roger Clemens, Terrell Davis, Doug Flutie, Jim McMahon, Aaron Rodgers, Chipper Jones, and Steve Young.
Former MLB All-Star pitcher Mark Mulder, the defending champion, and newly-retired pro tennis champion Mardy Fish are listed as co-favorites by the Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book to win the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, July 22-24, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Mulder and Fish are both 3-1 to win the 27th annual competition airing live on NBC and NBCSN next weekend. Steph Curry, the NBA 2015-16 MVP, has entered the tournament and was placed near the top of the board at 6-1 with two-time champion Mark Rypien next at 9-2.
The American Century Championship is contested using a modified Stableford format and features a $600,000 purse with $125,000 for the winner. In addition to high-stakes competition, the tournament will raise money for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving human health through innovative study of diseases like cancer. Regional Lake Tahoe non-profits also benefit from the tournament, which has raised over $4 million for charity.
Among the other prominent players and their odds are: Marshall Faulk (15-1), Jerry Rice (25-1), Aaron Rodgers (25-1), Andre Iguodala and Roger Clemens (30-1), Justin Timberlake and Jerome Bettis (40-1), Dell Curry (50-1), Emmitt Smith (1000-1) and Ray Romano (1000-1) and Kevin Nealon (2000-1). Perennial longshot Charles Barkley is 6000-1.
Among the other favorites are former MLB pitcher Eric Gagne at 5-1, two-time champ Jack Wagner and longtime contender Jeremy Roenick, both 7-1.
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