Alfonso Ribeiro, Justin Timberlake and Stephen Curry
In a collective effort reflecting America's drive for a return from COVID-19, the American Century Championship will bring golf, celebrity and community service together for the 31st time July 8-12 on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
The Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Phoenix Suns legend Charles Barkley and two-time defending champion Tony Romo are among the sports and entertainment stars planning to compete and charity fundraise for nine hours of live NBC Sports coverage over three days at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The event will return as a live television event on NBC but without spectators.
All prize monies will be donated to COVID-19 relief and area non-profits.
Tony Romo has won the American Century Championship two years in a row. Romo expressed his support for the decision to move forward with the tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic. "The event has a tremendous tradition and is critical to that beautiful resort region," he said. "It'll be fun to try to win again but the sense of community and charity fundraising will be most important."
The competition is a 54-hole tournament that is often referred to as the
Super Bowl of Celebrity Golf.
Jerry Rice and entertainment personalities including Ray Romano, Alfonso Ribeiro and Larry the Cable Guy are also committed to the event. Several NFL coaches are expected, including Sean Payton, Saints; Matt Nagy, Bears; and Frank Reich, Colts.
Three-time winner Mark Mulder and two-time champion Jack Wagner are also scheduled to play in the event.
First-timers who have committed include Chris Harrison of The Bachelor; former MLB stars Adrian Beltre, Chase Utley and Brian McCann; plus Cooper Kupp, wide receiver and Andrew Whitworth, offensive tackle of the Los Angeles Rams.
Additional celebrity commitments will be announced.