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THE 35TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP AIRS ON NBC JULY 12-14
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ, ALBERT PUJOLS AND TREVOR LAWRENCE ARE AMONG THE MANY ATHLETES/CELEBS FEATURED AT THE 2024 35TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE ON JULY 10-14 IN LAKE TAHOE, NEVADA.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

If you're a golf fan eager to escape this summer heat, then head to the stunning shores of Lake Tahoe July 10-14 for the 2024 35th Annual American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe.

N2Entertainment.net will be covering the fun filled golf week which features a host of sports megastars like Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Trevor Lawrence, along with several entertainment icons. It's the ultimate fusion of golf and Hollywood glitz.

There are still a few tickets left, but please note: Daily tickets for Saturday and Grounds Passes are now sold out. Friday has limited tickets remaining. There is availability for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Daily tickets are $40 per day and $50 on Sunday. One child 10 years old and younger receives a free admission with a paid adult. No access code is needed.

For updated tournament tickets and other information, log on to Americancenturychampionship.com.

Can't make it to Lake Tahoe? No problem. NBC Sports, GOLF Channel, and Peacock have you covered with comprehensive broadcasts from July 12-14, and will bring the excitement and drama of The American Century Championship directly to your screens throughout the week.

TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES:

July 12-Peacock (4-6 p.m. ET / 1-3 p.m. PT Live).

July 12-Golf Channel (8:30-10:30 p.m. ET / 5:30-7:30 p.m. PT).

July 13--NBC, Peacock (2:30-6 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PT Live).

July 14--NBC, Peacock (2:30-6 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PT Live).

The three-day, 54-hole competition awards a $750,000 purse, with $150,000 to the winner, plus a charity component for local and national non-profits. Tournament play is preceded by a Wednesday (July 10) Practice Round and the Celebrity-Am, on Thursday July 11.

The 2024 American Century Championship utilizes the Modified Stableford format where points are awarded by score per hole. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a George Fazio design, has been ranked among America's Top 100 courses by numerous golf publications through the years.

The celebrity spotlight will be shining even brighter when Rodriguez, Pujols and Lawrence enhance an already star-studded field of 82 sports and entertainment personalities.

ABOUT ALEX RODRIGUEZ:

A-Rod earned superstar status over a 22-year Major League Baseball career (1994-2016) with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. His career milestones include 696 homeruns, 3,115 hits, 2,086 RBI and a batting average of .295. He won three Most Valuable Player Awards, was a 14-time All-Star and a World Series Champion in 2009 with the Yankees. He's earned accolades as an MLB studio analyst for FOX Sports.

ABOUT ALBERT PUJOLS:

Albert Pujols will be a first ballot MLB Hall of Famer when eligible based on a 22-year career (2001-2022) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He amassed 3,384 hits, 703 homeruns, 2,218 RBI, and a career batting average of .296. He earned three Most Valuable Player Awards, was an 11-time All Star and won World Series titles with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011.

ABOUT TREVOR LAWRENCE:

Trevor Lawrence will be entering his third season as starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFL's No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft, Lawrence had a breakout season in 2022 when he led the Jaguars to their first division title and playoff win since 2017 and was named to the Pro Bowl. He led the Clemson Tigers to the 2019 National Championship Game as a freshman and set the school's record for quarterback wins. The budding phenom is among the 17 currently active players in the tournament field.

Also joining the field for the first time are actor Rob McElhenney of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and co-owner of Wrexham Association Football Club; Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers; Joe Flacco, Indianapolis Colts; Blake Griffin, former NBA star; Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers All-Star; John Carlson, Washington Capitals; and Chris Harrison, former host of "The Bachelor."

They'll be joining celebrity compatriots in a field of Hall of Famers, All-Pros, All-Stars and fan favorites including: Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, Josh Allen, Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Allen, DeMarcus Ware, Baker Mayfield, Kyle Lowry, Brian Urlacher, Canelo and Larry Fitzgerald. Entertainers feature Colin Jost, Miles Teller, Nate Bargatze, Ray Romano, Don Cheadle, Carson Daly, Jake Owen, Larry the Cable Guy, Rob Riggle, and Brian Baumgartner.

The tournament will also include both Kelce brothers, with Travis (200/1) predicted to place better than his older brother Jason (350/1), who will be a first-time player this year.

Previous tournament winners include three-time champions Romo and former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, two-time winner Jack Wagner, along with Mardy Fish, and Vinny Del Negro, plus top competitors Annika Sorenstam, John Smoltz and NHL star Joe Pavelski.

The tournament's format and setting perfectly complement the informal Tahoe vibe, with players and gallery enjoying the spectacular beachfront and mountain setting. Boats line the stretch of the course along the par 3, 17th hole, uniquely enhancing the festive atmosphere. Spectators positioned along the hole enjoy good-natured bantering with the players as they slam dunk and shoot threes at the basketball hoop adjacent to the tee box and toss footballs and souvenirs to fans.

American Century Investments, the title sponsor of the championship since 1999, continues its role in partnership with NBC Sports, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and the South Tahoe community. Since its inception in 1990, the American Century Championship has donated nearly $8 million to local and national non-profits.

For information about lodging and recreation, events call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.

Editor's Note: Information used in this preview story obtained from Weidingerpr.com publicity.