Tahoe South Press Releases
American Century Championship – Last Call For 2016
July 28, 2016 (LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.)
WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION…
Mark Mulder won his second consecutive ACC title becoming the third back-to-back champion in the tournament’s 27-year history, joining 8-time champion Rick Rhoden who accomplished the feat in 2008- 2009, and five-time winner Dan Quinn,
THE TOP TEN
MULDER’S GAME OF THRONES; BARKLEY’S GAME OF GROANS
On his way to becoming first, Mark Mulder made a total of 14 birdies; on the road to last Charles Barkley had 50 double-bogeys or higher in 54 holes.
With basketball superstar Steph Curry and entertainment megastar Justin Timberlake headlining an electric field of celebrities, the tournament established an all-time attendance record of 47,109 for the week. Saturday’s celebration attracted a single-day record of 18,172.
Concession sales were up more than 40% over last year’s record setting figures.
There were 324 boats on and near the beach along Hole No. 17 during Saturday’s round.
There were more than 400 volunteers who give their time to make the American Century Championship possible.
$10 -- $12 Million
The economic impact the tournament is estimated to have on the Tahoe South community via lodging, dining, gaming, entertainment, recreation, activities and media exposure.
Media members representing 60 outlets in television, radio, newspaper, magazine, online and social media were covering the event.
The distance in yards that Heather LeMaster hit a drive toward establishing a new Women’s World Long Drive Record at elevation during a Tuesday competition.
Women in the field, a record high in the 27-year history of the tournament.
American Century Championships won by former Major League pitchers: Rick Rhoden, 8; Mark Mulder, 2.
Number of consecutive American Century championships that Mark Mulder will be shooting for next year – an unprecedented feat.
11 -- 16
The dates in July 2017 for the 28th annual American Century Championship.
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