Excerpt from USA TODAY…
It’s the 25th year of the American Century Championship and the stars are coming out to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nev., next week.
LPGA great Annika Sorenstam, Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway and Steve Young, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and defending champion Billy Joe Tolliver are a few of the celebrities playing.
The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format. NBC and NBC Sports Network will provide live coverage July 18-20.
After stepping away from the game six years ago, Sorenstam is enjoying her comeback. “I’m excited to be here. I’ve been practicing a little bit,” said Sorenstam, a 10-time major winner on the LPGA Tour, during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “I really haven’t been on a golf course too much this year, so it feels good to be out here and to start playing a little bit.”
I hope that everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend. This month we are actually enjoying a little quiet time. We celebrated Independence Day with friends and family in Lake Tahoe (Incline Village), and enjoyed sharing our new home with our first house guests. We had some fun on our beach, did a little boating and paddle boarding, and played beach volleyball to enjoy the start of summer.
I am excited about playing in the 25th Annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament next week at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. We have gone by boat in past years as a family to hang out on the beach at the spectacular par-3 17th hole. The 54-hole modified Stableford tournament will feature over 80 of the biggest names in sports and entertainment and air on NBC Saturday and Sunday. I look forward to competing against the men from the same tees!
Annika joins Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby on The Golf Channel’s Legendary Conversation: 59 hosted by Rich Lerner.
Mike, the kids, our nanny Hanna and I just returned from a fun, few days in Hawaii. We had a fantastic trip! I want to send a big “Thank You” to Pacific Links International for the wonderful hospitality. I am very proud to be an ambassador of this global brand.
What is more relaxing than a white beach, blue ocean and a nice hotel? The setting certainly was hard to beat! I needed the break to recharge and get ready for some busy days ahead at Pinehurst for the Men’s and Women’s US Opens. It was a great family trip; the kids loved the water and spent most days between the pool and the salty Pacific. They are getting used to wearing goggles and now love swimming under the water to explore the sea-life. They also met some new friends! It was a new experience for Mike and I to sit in a lounge chair just watching them while they had fun. It’s true what they say—kids grow up too fast!
On Sunday afternoon, it was time to mingle and host a clinic for Pacific Links and their members. There was a good size group that attended and it was fun to see all of the kids gather for fun activities like the bounce house, snag golf and an ice cream van….just to name a few! The event was a great initiative to grow the game.
LPGA All-Time Great Will Join 80 Sports and Entertainment Stars July 15-20 at Silver Anniversary Celebration of Golf’s Top Celebrity Tournament at Tahoe
May 28, 2014 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – The 2014 American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe will dramatically alter its competitive landscape in 2014 with the addition of LPGA great Annika Sorenstam to the field.
The legendary women’s golf superstar, owner of 89 international tournament wins and over $22 million in prize money, is among the most successful players in the history of the sport, male or female. Now a part-time resident of Lake Tahoe and the mother of two children, Sorenstam will tee it up on even terms with the accomplished pro athlete golfers in the nationally televised, 54-hole, $600,000 competition at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Sorenstam, 43, is 11 years removed from her memorable international foray onto the men’s PGA Tour at the 2003 Colonial Open in Fort Worth, TX. Under the media spotlight, she went toe to toe with the best players in the world, missing the cut by three strokes and earning global fame and respect for taking on an unprecedented challenge. Annika announced her retirement in 2008 and her last LPGA start came in that season’s year-end ADT Championship.
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