2017 American Century Championship: Celebrities in the field
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2017 American Century Championship: Celebrities in the field, purse, format, TV times


The 2017 American Century Championship field is filled with celebrities, as the 28th annual NBC-run event at Lake Tahoe in Nevada starts on Friday with the beginning of the 54-hole event.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course again hosts as vacationers will roll up on the beach and water, while the players in the field compete for a $600,000 purse in an event played under the Modified Stableford scoring system.

The field is filled with celebrities and athletes from all walks of life, mostly with a connection to sports.

Celebrities in the 2017 American Century Championship field

  • A.J. Hawk -- NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Aaron Rodgers -- NFL All-Pro Quarterback: Green Bay Packers
  • Adam Thielen -- NFL WR: Minnesota Vikings
  • Al Michaels -- Sportscaster: Sunday Night Football
  • Alex Smith -- NFL Quarterback: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Alfonso Ribeiro -- Actor
  • Blair O’Neal -- Model and Golf Channel Host
  • Blake Bortles -- Quarterback: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Bode Miller -- Olympic Gold Medalist Skier
  • Bret Saberhagen -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher and Cy Young Winner
  • Brian Baumgartner -- Actor
  • Brian Urlacher -- Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
  • Bruce Mcgill -- Actor: Animal House, Rizzoli & Isles
  • Carey Price -- NHL All Star G: Montreal Canadians
  • Carson Palmer -- Quarterback: Arizona Cardinals
  • Chad Pfeifer -- Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion
  • Charles Barkley -- NBA Hall of Famer
  • Charles Woodson -- Former NFL All-Pro CB
  • Colt Ford -- Country Musician/Songwriter
  • David Wells -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Dell Curry -- Former NBA Guard
  • Derek Fisher -- Former NBA Champion
  • Derek Lowe -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Deron Williams -- All-Star Point Guard: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Doug Pederson -- NFL Head Coach: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Emmitt Smith -- Hall of Fame Running Back
  • Golden Tate -- NFL Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver: Detroit Lions
  • Greg Maddux -- MLB Hall of Famer
  • Herm Edwards -- Former NFL Head Coach; ESPN Analyst
  • Hines Ward -- Former All-Pro Wide Receiver
  • Ivan Rodriguez -- Former All-Star MLB Catcher
  • Jack Wagner -- Actor
  • James Blake -- Professional Tennis Player
  • Jared Allen -- Former NFL Pro-Bowl Defensive End
  • Jared Goff -- NFL QB: Los Angeles Rams
  • Jason Kidd -- Former NBA All-Star; Head Coach: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jay Demarcus -- Singer/Musician: Rascal Flatts
  • Jeremy Roenick -- Former NHL All-Star Center
  • Jerome Bettis -- Former All-Pro Running Back
  • Jerry Rice -- All-Pro NFL Hall of Famer and Wide Receiver
  • Jim Mcmahon -- Former NFL All-Pro Quarterback
  • Joe Carter -- Former MLB All-Star Outfielder
  • Joe Don Rooney -- Singer/Musician: Rascal Flatts
  • Joe Pavelski -- NHL All-Star: San Jose Sharks An NHL All-Star
  • Joe Theismann -- Former Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
  • John Elway -- NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
  • John O’Hurley -- Actor
  • John Smoltz -- Hall of Fame Pitcher
  • Josh Beckett -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Justin Timberlake -- Singer, Songwriter, Actor
  • Kathryn Tappen -- Host of “NHL on NBC”
  • Kenny Lofton -- Former MLB All-Star
  • Kevin Millar -- Former MLB First Baseman/Outfielder
  • Kevin Nealon -- Actor/Comedian
  • Larry The Cable Guy -- Actor/Comedian
  • Lisa Cornwell -- Golf Channel Host, Golf Central
  • Marcus Allen -- NFL Hall of Fame
  • Mardy Fish -- Olympic Silver Medalist: Tennis
  • Mark Mulder -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Mark Rypien -- Former All-Pro NFL Quarterback
  • Marshall Faulk -- Hall of Fame NFL Running Back
  • Marvin Lewis -- NFL Head Coach: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Mike Modano -- NHL Hall of Famer
  • Oliver Hudson -- Actor
  • Ozzie Smith -- MLB Hall of Famer
  • Paige Spiranac -- Professional Golfer
  • Patrick Peterson -- NFL Pro Bowl Cornerback: Arizona Cardinals
  • Ray Allen -- All-Star Guard
  • Ray Romano -- Actor/Comedian: Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Rob Riggle -- Actor/Comedian
  • Robbie Gould -- Placekicker: San Francisco 49ers
  • Rodney Harrison -- Former NFL All-Pro Safety
  • Roger Clemens -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Sebastian Janikowski -- NFL Pro Bowl Kicker: Oakland Raiders
  • Stephen Curry -- NBA MVP: Golden State Warriors
  • Sterling Sharpe -- Former NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver
  • Steve Young -- NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
  • T.J. Oshie -- NHL Forward: Washington Capitals
  • Terrell Davis -- Former NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
  • Tim Brown -- Hall of Fame Wide Receiver
  • Tim Wakefield -- Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • Tom Glavine -- Hall of Fame Pitcher
  • Tony Romo -- Former Pro Bowl QB: Dallas Cowboys
  • Trent Dilfer -- Former All-Pro Quarterback
  • Trent Green -- Former NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback
  • Trevor Hoffman -- All-Star Pitcher
  • Vinny Del Negro -- Former NBA Head Coach and Player
  • Wally Szczerbiak -- Former NBA All-Star
  • Willie Robertson -- Star, "Duck Dynasty"

2017 American Century Championship purse, winner’s share, prize money payout

The purse for the 2017 American Century Championship is $600,000, with the winner's share being $125,000. Every player in the field is compensated in some way for participating.

  • 1. $125,000
  • 2. $60,000
  • 3. $35,000
  • 4. $25,000
  • 5. $20,000

2017 American Century Championship TV times

The 2017 American Century Championship will air on Friday on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) at 6 p.m. Eastern on tape delay. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the live coverage moves to NBC Sports from 3-6 p.m. Eastern.


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