Golf tourney shouts ‘four’: Favre coming to Edgewood Tahoe
Maybe Brett Favre really is retired.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback ” who also has appeared as himself in “There’s Something About Mary” and on a number of television shows ” never played in the American Century Championship while he was quarterbacking in the National Football League.
But only two months into retirement, Favre has agreed to play in the 19th edition of the ACC July 8-13 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sara Thompson learned of Favre’s participation at the 19th American Century Championship golf tournament by overhearing chatter at the May 9 Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Marketing Advisory Committee meeting. Sue Barton, LTVA director of visitor information, confirmed the story.
“He’s a tremendous addition to the lineup,” she said.
More than 80 sports stars, actors and musicians have pledged to play in the American Century Championship golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, tournament organizers have announced.
Besides Favre, new to the tournament are NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett, actors Aidan Quinn, Billy Crudup and Brian Baumgartner, sports announcer Joe Buck and 11-time national sportswriter-of-the-year Rick Reilly.
Returning celebrities include Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, Dennis Miller, Ray Romano, Mario Lemieux, Dan Marino, LaDainian Tomlinson, John Elway and Jerry Rice.
The 54-hole tournament has taken place at Edgewood Tahoe’s 6,707-yard lakeside course since 1990. Chris Chandler won the tournament last year. His stiffest competition should be from six-time winner Rick Rhoden, four-time winner Dan Quinn and past champions Jack Wagner, Billy Joe Tolliver, Mario Lemieux, Al Del Greco and Mark Rypien.
Tickets are available daily at the gate. Prices are $15 for July 8-9 and $25 per day July 10-13. A weeklong pass costs $60 for all six days of the event. Advance ticket purchases prior to June 15 receive a $5 discount. Kids 10 and younger are free with a paid adult.
Tickets are available in advance at http://www.bluelaketahoe.com