Sunday scenes at the American Century Championship |

Sunday scenes at the American Century Championship

Anthony Gentile
Alfonso Ribeiro (left), Jerry Rice (middle) and Justin Timberlake (right) turn the 17th tee box into a dance party, starting with “The Carlton.”
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

STATELINE — The final round of the American Century Championship produced a first-time champion — and a handful of indelible moments. The ACC concluded Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, after tee times were moved up an hour to avoid potential inclement weather.

Former MLB All-Star pitcher Mark Mulder won the 26th edition of the celebrity golf tournament, finishing with 82 points to edge a final group that included former MLB pitcher Eric Gagne and Jacksonville Jaguars’ kicker Josh Scobee. Mulder finished atop the leaderboard after three consecutive top-10 finishes at Edgewood.

A lighter crowd lined the beach along the 17th hole, but the par-3 party picked up when Justin Timberlake’s group made its last stop of the tournament. Before teeing off, Timberlake engaged in a dance party with playing partners Alfonso Ribeiro and Jerry Rice — the threesome started by performing “The Carlton,” then danced their way to the green after solid tee shots.

This year’s ACC drew a record crowd of 40,901 over five days, due in large part to Timberlake’s debut. The previous attendance mark was set in 2012.

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