Where can you see Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Ray Romano on the same golf course? Only at the 23rd Annual American Century Championship (ACC) at Edgewood Tahoe, July 17-22!
The ACC will award $600,000 in prize money, with the winner taking home $125,000. This year's 54-hole tournament promises an impressive field of 78 returnees and newcomers. Celebrity sightings, parties and superstar entertainment are also on tap for South Lake Tahoe during the week-long festivities.
Defending champion and Hollywood actor Jack Wagner will return with hopes of adding a third victory to his trophy shelf. He'll face stiff competition against 2010 ACC winner and former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver, eight-time ACC winner Rick Rhoden, and four-time ACC champion and NHL star Dan Quinn.
Commitments to the championship event indicate one of the strongest NFL fields in the golf tournament’s history with a roster of:
- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith
- Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback and VP of Operations John Elway
- NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Marshall Faulk
- Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk
- Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer
- Minnesota Vikings All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen
- Former NFL Pro-Bowl running backs Priest Holmes and Jerome Bettis
Hollywood will be supported by actors:
- Ray Romano of “Men of a Certain Age” and “Everybody Loves Raymond”
- John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld,” “Family Feud” and “Dancing With the Stars”
- Alfonso Riberio from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
- Bruce McGill of numerous films including “Animal House” and “The Insider”
All-time All-Star Sir Charles Barkley will represent the NBA along with:
- Jason Kidd of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks
- Boston Celtics star Ray Allen
- Shane Battier of the Miami Heat
- Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro
Other professional athletes and sports commentators taking a swing:
- Retired NHL legends Brett Hull, Jeremy Roenick and Mike Modano
- Joe Sakic former NHL All-Star and $1 million 2011 tournament hole-in-one winner
- "The Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya
- 1980 Olympic Gold Medal winner and team captain Mike Eruzione
- Digger Phelps, ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame coach
We also welcome the following newcomers:
- Dallas Cowboys tight-end Jason Witten
- Ohio State University Head Coach Urban Meyer
- Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Former New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics slugger David Justice
For the seventh consecutive year, the ACC is proud to support LIVESTRONG, an empowering foundation for people affected by cancer, founded by survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network will televise the tournament live:
- Friday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT (live) on NBC Sports Network
- Saturday, July 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT (live) on NBC
- Sunday, July 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT (live) on NBC
Tickets are available online at www.TahoeSouth.com and www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com or at the gate during the tournament. Tickets are also sold at 127 Raley's, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada.