7/09 tahoe mt. news
Between Guy Fieri of Food Network fame shooting pork sandwiches to the crowd and Charles Barkley hamming it up on the links, this month’s 20th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament is destined to be the antithesis of The Masters.
Serious golf will be played at Edgewood Tahoe from July 14-19, but it’s not always what the crowd is most interested in.
Barkley remains the crowd favorite, largely because he interacts with the throngs who descend upon the Stateline golf course. The week before the tournament he donated $90,000 to the survivors of the Angora Fire. This brings his total to $190,000 to aid the 254 households who lost their home in the June 2007 wildfire.
More than 80 athletes, Hollywood types and politicians are signed up to whack the little white ball. As of July 1, 20 newbies are on the docket. They range from former NBA all-star Alonzo Mourning to Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt to actor Oliver Hudson of “Rules of Engagement.”
Tickets prices are: Lake Tahoe Celeb-Am Tournament on Tuesday, $15; practice round on Wednesday, $15; Celeb-Am on Thursday, $15; American Century Championship, Friday-Sunday, $25; season pass, $60; ages 10 and under are free with a paying adult, two children per adult.
For all the details, check out www.tahoecelebritygolf.com.