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Kevin Costner signed on to play at Tuesday’s celeb/am golf tourney as part of American Century Championship

Susan Wood

Here’s one for you ladies: actor Kevin Costner is playing golf Tuesday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course for the LTVA Celeb/Am Tournament of the American Century Championship.

Costner ” who is known for his sports movies from “Bull Durham” to “Tin Cup” ” was staged on the South Shore this weekend to play his other passion with his rock band, Modern West, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

Beyond his guitar, he was invited to take part in the 18th annual golf tournament and decided to stay over for Tuesday’s event ” which is designed to generate interest among amateur golfers and the celebs, LTVA Executive Director Patrick Kaler said today.

Sixty-four golfers pay to play with 14 sports and entertainment stars.

With the sports world dominant to males, the addition of Costner opens up a new market for golf tournament.

“Kevin Costner has more of a women following,” Kaler said.

And he plays golf. He’ll play with four players from Harrah’s.

Costner will be joined in the Celeb/Am by U.S. women’s soccer player and World Cup winner Brandi Chastain, Saturday Night Live comic Kevin Nealon, NFL quarterback Billy Jo Tolliver ” who won the championship in 2005, quarterback Neil Lomax, NHL center Dan Quinn and MLB outfielder Vince Coleman.

Tuesday is one of the best days for autograph seeking.


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