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American Century Celebrity Golf Classic

American Century Championship
Tournament information
Location Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
Established 1990
Course(s) Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Par 72
Length 6,865 yards (6,277 m)[1]
Tour(s) Celebrity event
Format Modified Stableford - 54 holes
Prize fund $600,000
Month played July
Current champion
Billy Joe Tolliver
Edgewood Tahoe GC
Location in the United States

The American Century Championship is the "premier" celebrity golf tournament, held during the second full week of July at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada, on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The event is known not only for exciting golf, but also as an opportunity for the public to mingle with celebrities and also a favorite event for autograph seekers.

The course is at the southeast shore of Lake Tahoe, at an average elevation exceeding 6,230 feet (1,900 m) above sea level.

History

The first tournament was held in 1990 and sponsored by NBC, which broadcasts the second and third round coverage on the weekend. Starting in 1991, Isuzu sponsored the tournament until 1998. American Century Investments is the current title sponsor since 1999.

From 1990 to 2003, the tournament used a stroke play format. Starting in 2004, the modified Stableford format has been used.

Rick Rhoden (8), Dan Quinn (5), Billy Joe Tolliver (4) and Jack Wagner (2) and Mark Rypien (2) are the five celebrities who have won the tournament more than once. Actor Wagner is the only non-professional athlete to have won the event.

The 2013 tournament was held July 19-21; Tolliver won his fourth title and $125,000 on the third playoff hole. The runner-up was 1990 champion Mark Rypien.[1]

Winners

References

  1. ^ a b "2013 Results". American Century Championship. July 21, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Insider's view of the tournament

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