Sunday, July 13, 2008

The final round of the 2008 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is in the books

What an exciting tournament this turned out to be. It came down to the final putt on the 18th hole for former MLB Pitcher, Rick Rhoden. The all time leading money winner on the Celebrity Tour sank a six foot putt for a birdie to become the 2008 Celebrity Golf Champion. Rhoden's previous victories have all come in odd years making this win even more special for the now seven time event Champion. Rhoden had to birdie the last 2 holes to overcome former NHL All-Star Center, Dan Quinn. Quinn held the lead in the clubhouse after shooting a 4 under par round of 68 scoring 28 points for the day falling just one point shy of capturing his 5th title. Coming in a tie for third place this week was Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, Tony Romo and NHL Hall of Fame Goaltender, Grant Fuhr. Fuhr also fired a 4 under par round of 68 scoring 27 points today and 64 points for the tournament. Romo on the other hand, posted an even par round of 72 with 3 bogies and 3 birdies. Romo did have a chance to tie Quinn in the clubhouse with an eagle putt on 18.

There was a three way tie for 5th place between Actor Jack Wagner and NHL Hockey great's Brett Hull and Pierre Larouche. Both Wagner and Hull posted 2 under par rounds of 70 scoring 25 points for the day. Rounding out the top ten are Superbowl MVP, Mark Rypien, San Jose Sharks Center, Jeremy Roenick, Hall of Fame Quarterback, John Elway and Hall of Fame Linebacker, Lawrence Taylor.

It was another great year at the Superbowl of Celebrity Sports and we will see you again for the 20th anniversary of this event in 2009.

Geoff Burke

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