July 13, 2010
The 2010 American Century Championship is officially under way. The Lake Tahoe Celeb-Am kicked off the event this morning with celebrities such as 8 time champion Rick Rhoden, 2 time champion Billy Joe Tolliver and the inaugural champion Mark Rypien. Other celebrities playing this morning were former NHL All-Star Brett Hull, former MLB Pitcher John Smoltz and former NFL Running Back Marshall Faulk. The pre tournament action is a great time to get up close and personnel with your favorite celebrities during their practice rounds.
The tournament officially starts on Friday with celebrities enjoying a Modified Stableford scoring system. Players accumulate points for their scores on each hole. An eagle will earn a player 6 points, a birdie 3 points, par gets you 1 point, bogey equals 0 points and double bogey or worse receives -2 points. Winning scores usually end up in the 60 to 70 point total range. This year's favorites include Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, 4 time champion Dan Quinn and NHL Hall of Fame Goaltender Grant Fuhr.
The weather forecast is absolutely perfect for Lake Tahoe all week. If you have a chance get on up here and cheer for your favorite celebrity. This really is the Superbowl of celebrity sports.