Wednesday July 9 - It was a great day for fans to get "up close and personal" with their favorite celebrities. Celebrities enjoyed Tahoe's great weather to try and sharpen their skills for the start of Friday's first round. Crowd favorite Michael Jordan was seen teeing it up with Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo. I wonder how many shots the All-Pro Quarterback had to give the Six Time NBA Champion. Many think Romo is the "sand bagger" in this year's tournament. The odds makers have Tony at 8/1 to win in 2008. Speaking of odds, topping the list is six time Celebrity Golf Champion Rick Rhoden at 9/5. Historically, all Rhoden's victories have come in odd years. Could this be Rhoden's year to start a new streak? The mighty Dan Quinn comes in at 2/1 with Billy Joe Tolliver rounding out the top 3 at 4/1. My Cinderella pick to win this year's tournament is first-time player, Nascar great Dale Jarrett. Jarrett is coming in at 12/1 odds in the casinos. Jarrett was offered a full scholarship to play golf in college at the University of South Carolina. It will be interesting to see how this professional race car driver fits in with this brotherhood of professional athletes. There has only been one non-athlete to win this tournament -- actor Jack Wagner in 2006.
More practice rounds and the Celeb-Am scheduled for tomorrow, but stay tuned, because at Edgewood Tahoe anything is possible.