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American Century Championship / Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament
July 7, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2021
Sports and entertainment superstars will take center stage July 7-11, at the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, with fans returning after last year’s attendance restrictions, once again playing a major role in the production. Tickets are on sale now at www.americancenturychampionship.com.
Multiple precautions will be taken by event officials and sponsors to ensure health and safety for all participants and attendees. Lake Tahoe tourism authorities have enacted various “Know Before You Go” protocols as well as the Lake Tahoe Take Care Travel Pledge to reinforce mindful and responsible travel efforts.
Tickets will only be available online and only in advance. To promote social distancing and avoid lines, gate sales during tournament week have been suspended. Tickets are $30 each day, for the practice round Wednesday, the Celebrity-Am Thursday, and for each round of the 54-hole tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fans can purchase up to four tickets each, allowing for more equitable public distribution.
An adult purchasing a ticket can bring in one child, ten and under, free. While the celebrities have indicated obvious enthusiasm for the return of fans, health precautions for everyone will preclude autographs, selfies, handshakes and fist bumps. Fans are asked to respect the necessary space and distance protocols in place.
A complimentary ticket will be available for military plus a guest on a tournament day of their choice. Pre-event registration will be required with details and a link announced June 1 on the tournament site: www.americancenturychampionship.com.
The battle for the 2021 title will include standout golfers like two-time champion Tony Romo, three-time winner Mark Mulder, PGA TOUR Champions exemption competitor John Smoltz and defending champion Mardy Fish, the U.S. Davis Cup Captain. Newcomers to the tournament are New Orleans Saints star Taysom Hill, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, two-time New York Giants Super Bowl Champion Justin Tuck, and former New York Yankees star pitcher CC Sabathia.
Newly retired future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees is among the contingent of 39 current or former NFL players, coaches and Hall of Famers who will tee it up. Active players Larry Fitzgerald, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kyle Fuller, Robbie Gould, Travis Kelce, Patrick Peterson, Golden Tate and Adam Thielen all play the event as a final respite before the opening of NFL training camps each year. All told, the field collectively represents 16 Hall of Famers, 13 Most Valuable Player awards and 15 Cy Young Awards.
The 54-hole competition will test the golf skills of more than 80 players, some of whom compete as amateurs and donate their prize money to tournament charities. The American Century Championship has donated over $5 million to non-profits throughout tournament history.
The tournament will be televised live by NBCSN Friday, July 9, 2:00-5:00pm PT; and on NBC Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30am – 3:00pm PT.