Larry the Cable Guy plays golf? Who would have thunk? But he does, he did and was a huge smash, taking the dubious last place finish honors during his first American Century Championship appearance in 2013.
The burly, backwoods funnyman, known for his redneck catchphrase "Git-R-Done" will return to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course July 15-20, 2014 for the 25th annual tournament, noted by Forbes recently as "the world’s premier celebrity golf tournament" aired annually on NBC Sports.
|Larry the Cable Guy returns to the American Century Championship to entertain fans and play some golf.|
Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, will join more than 80 of the biggest sports legends and entertainment celebrities to usher in the American Century Championship's silver anniversary, teeing it up in pursuit of the $125,000 winner’s share of the $600,000 purse.
Not only is Larry the Cable Guy a popular standup comedian, he's also an actor, voice actor, a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee and Billboard award winner. He stars in the popular History Channel series “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy," where he explores the country and immerses himself in different lifestyles, jobs, and hobbies.
He was an original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which included Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy, with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV.
At 2013 tournament, perennial favorite to finish last, Charles Barkley, had to sit the tournament out due to an injury but served as unofficial tournament ambassador. When he wasn't handing out $100 bills to spectators, Barkley was egging on American Century Championship veterans Ray Romano, Kevin Nealon and first timer-Larry to take the dubious last place title.
Clad in a camouflage-style golf shirt cut off at the shoulders, Larry the Cable Guy didn't disappoint, playing off his bad golf shots to the gallery, who greeted him at nearly every hole with plenty of "Git-R-Done" cheers.
Larry says he picked up golf only recently, being introduced to the game by his friend, PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley. During the first round, Larry not only showed off his golfing abilities, but had some fun with the crowd by hitting a football, yes a football, with a wedge.
Advance tickets are available online April 1 at www.TahoeSouth.com and at retail locations beginning June 1. Tickets are also being sold beginning June 1 at 127 Raley's, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Daily tickets will also be sold at the gate. Tickets are $15 for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Amateur on Tuesday – Thursday, July 15-17; and $25 for each tournament round, Friday – Sunday, July 18-20. A Patron Badge Season Pass, good for admission all six days, will be on sale for $60. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied with a paid adult.