Freshly minted National Basketball Association Champion and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors will join superstar athletes and entertainers at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, July 11-16. (www.americancenturychampionship.com)
Curry will be making his fifth appearance at the tournament and will be joined by his teammate and Splash Brother Klay Thompson, as well as his father, Dell. Well known as an accomplished golfer, Curry’s best finish was in 2013 when he led the tournament with seven holes remaining before finishing fourth. Steph’s looking to avenge last year’s one-point loss to his father and another year of trash talk. (The tournament features a modified Stableford scoring format awarding points.)
Steph is listed at 20-1 by the Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book. Klay Thompson’s odds to win are 40 to 1, and Dell at 30 to 1.
The 28th annual tournament has raised more than $4 million for multiple national and area charities and offers free admission to military personnel and guests. With major television exposure (NBC Sports, NBCSN, Golf Channel) and a purse of $600,000, the American Century Championship is the most prestigious celebrity tournament in golf. The 2017 event tees off Friday-Sunday July 14-16 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a Golf Digest Top 100 rated course on the shores of the largest alpine lake in North America.
An outstanding high school golfer in North Carolina, Curry made his American Century Championship debut in 2010 following his rookie NBA season and finished tied for 28th place behind Michael Jordan (22nd), Marshall Faulk (18th) and Mark Rypien (6th).
Curry will make the 200-mile journey from the Bay Area to South Lake Tahoe just weeks after the Warriors’ victory in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, their second championship in three years.
He will join a prominent lineup of more than 90 celebrities, including actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and newly anointed lead color commentator for CBS on NFL games, NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk, John Elway, Marcus Allen and Tim Brown. Two-time champion Mark Mulder will chase a three-peat, while Larry the Cable Guy, Jared Goff, Alex Smith, Al Michaels, Jason Kidd, Herm Edwards, Charles Woodson, Carson Palmer will also compete.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/ACChampionship. For tournament information: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.