Tahoe’s 34th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on NBC, July 12-16, includes Newcomers Nate Bargatze, Davante Adams, Baker Mayfield with Sports and Entertainment Superstars and Fan Favorites Charles Barkley, Patrick Mahomes, Miles Teller and Tony Romo
March 29, 2023 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – Tickets for the 34th annual American Century Championship, South Lake Tahoe’s summer party and golf tournament featuring sports and entertainment superstars, go on sale online, April 1.
Daily Grounds Tickets, and Wednesday through Sunday Weekly Grounds Pass for the July 12-16 tournament will be available online beginning at midnight, April 1 at: www.eventbrite.com.
Tickets for Wednesday’s practice rounds and Thursday’s Celebrity-Amateur are $30 each day; with Tournament rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $40 daily. A Weekly Grounds Pass for all five days – Wednesday through Sunday, is just $125, a $55 savings. With a limited number of tickets available, fans are encouraged to act now to secure their spot among the stars. All ticket purchases will be online – with no tickets available at the gate.
For active duty and retired veterans, a limited supply of complimentary tickets for one person plus a guest for either Wednesday or Thursday rounds is also available, two tickets maximum. Visit acc.spinzo.com for instructions.
Newcomers include standup comic Nate Bargatze; NFL Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield. Early player commitments for the wildly popular event include longtime favorites Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, Patrick Mahomes, Miles Teller, Larry the Cable Guy, Ray Romano and Northern California sports stars Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Charles Woodson, and Robbie Gould.
The tournament’s format and setting perfectly complement the informal Tahoe vibe among players and gallery as evidenced by the setting along the beachfront par 3, 17th hole. Fans on boats line the hole from tee to green to enjoy good-natured bantering with the players as they shoot free throws at the temporary basketball hoop adjacent to the tee box and toss footballs and souvenirs to the assembled gathering. Last year established a record attendance of over 67,000 making memories during a week of luminaries, golf, spectacular scenery, and a vibrant nightlife scene at the Stateline casino/resorts.
The tournament will feature more than 80 sports stars including Hall of Famers from the NFL, NBA and MLB, active and retired players and Hollywood actors, comedians and entertainers. The three-day, 54-hole event includes a $600,000 purse, with $125,000 going to the winner, plus a charity component for local and national non-profits. Three-time champion Tony Romo will be back to defend his title, captured last year on the second hole of a three-person playoff.
The 2023 American Century Championship will utilize the Modified Stableford format whereby points are awarded by score per hole. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a George Fazio design, is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
American Century Investments, the title sponsor of the championship since 1999, will celebrate its Silver Anniversary as title sponsor this summer as it continues its role in partnership with NBC Sports, theLake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and the South Tahoe community.
Since its inception in 1990, the American Century Championship has donated more than $6 million to local and national non-profits.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook. For tournament information: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.
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About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
With more than 75 plaudits and accolades from national media outlets, Visit Lake Tahoe combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: unparalleled natural beauty and an array of world-class outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. As a responsible tourism destination, it offers a balanced approach regarding social and environmental impacts to preserve its appeal for generations. For information about lodging, recreation, events, and mindful travelat Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.
About American Century Investments – Tournament Title Sponsor
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting breakthrough medical research. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Frankfurt; Hong Kong; Sydney; Santa Clara, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of nearly $2 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.