Tomlinson added to celebrity golf field |

Tomlinson added to celebrity golf field

Staff report

To what sporting event can you add a former NFL rushing champion and an former NBA All-Star forward to the entry list?

Only in celebrity golf.

The American Century Championship has added San Diego Chargers’ running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Miami Heat’s Antoine Walker to the July 14-16 tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Among the other rookie players are Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward, Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, Olympic halfpipe silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler, musician Michael Bolton, Pittsburgh Penguins’ rookie Sidney Crosby, Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Herman Edwards and actor Cheech Marin.

American Century Chamionship Player List

As of April 25

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1. Ray Allen Seattle Sonics All-Star Guard

2. Marcus Allen Hall of Fame RB

3. Anthony Anderson Actor/Comedian

4. Dick Anderson* Former NFL DB

5. Ronde Barber (Tiki Barber to caddie) Current NFL DB

6. Charles Barkley Former NBA All-Star

7. Steve Barkowksi Former Atlanta Falcon QB

8. Steve Beuerlein Former QB

9. Gretchen Bleiler Olympic Halfpipe Silver Medalist

10. Kyle Boller Current NFL QB

11. Michael Bolton Musician

12. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints QB

13. Derrick Brooks Tampa Bay Bucs LB

14. Tim Brown Former All-Pro NFL WR

15. David Carr Houston Texans NFL QB

16. Chris Chandler Former All-Pro QB

17. Brandi Chastain 1996 Gold Medal Soccer Player

18. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins Star

19. Vince Coleman Former MLB All- Star

20. Al Del Greco* Former NFL Kicker

21. Vinny Del Negro Former NBA Guard

22. Trent Dilfer Cleveland Browns QB

23. Herman Edwards NFL Head Coach Kansas City Chiefs

24. John Elway NFL Hall of Fame QB/Crush Owner

25. Mike Eruzione Captain, 1980 US Hockey Captain

26. Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams All-Pro RB

27. Carlton Fisk MLB Hall of Fame Catcher

28. Bobby Flay Celebrity Chef

29. Trent Green Kansas City Chiefs QB

30. Brian Griese Chicago Bears QB

31. Dennis Haysbert Actor/The Unit

32. Todd Heap Baltimore Ravens TE

33. Lou Holtz ESPN Analyst

34. Brett Hull Former NHL Great

35. Dan Jansen US Olympic Gold Medallist

36. Ron Jaworski Former NFL MVP/ESPN Personality

37. Michael Jordan NBA Legend

38. Carolyn Kepcher VP for Trump, Co-Star of Apprentice

39. Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets All-Star Guard

40. Pierre Larouche Former All-Star NHL Center

41. Mario Lemieux* NHL Great – Pittsburgh Penguins

42. Ivan Lendl Former Tennis Star

43. Neil Lomax Former NFL All-Pro QB

44. Cheech Marin Actor

45. Keenan McCardell San Diego Chargers WR

46. Bruce McGill Actor, Animal House

47. Jim McMahon Former NFL All-Pro QB

48. Kevin Nealon Actor, SNL

49. John O’Hurley Seinfeld Star, Dancing with the Stars

50. Paul O’Neill Former Yankee Outfielder

51. Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals QB

52. Dan Patrick ESPN Personality

53. Digger Phelps ESPN College Basketball Analyst

54. Maury Povich Talk Show Host

55. Dan Quayle Former U.S. Vice President

56. Aidan Quinn Actor

57. Dan Quinn* Former NHL Center

58. Ahmad Rashad Former NFL WR

59. Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated Columnist

60. Jerry Rice Former NFL WR/Super Bowl MVP

61. Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers QB

62. Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers QB

63. Ray Romano Actor/Everybody Loves Raymond

64. Mark Rypien* Former NFL QB/Super Bowl MVP

65. Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche Star

66. Pete Sampras Retired Tennis Legend

67. Mike Schmidt Hall of Fame 3rd Baseman

68. Mike Shanahan NFL Head Coach, Denver Broncos

69. Sterling Sharpe Former NFL WR

70. Bruce Smith Hall of Fame DE Buffalo Bills

71. Emmitt Smith NFL All-Time Leading Rusher

72. Steve Spurrier Head Coach, South Carolina Football

73. Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins star DE

74. Joe Theismann Former Super Bowl Champion QB

75. LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers All-Pro RB

76. Donald Trump Star of The Apprentice/Real Estate

77. Ming Tsai Celebrity Chef

78. Billy Joe Tolliver* Former NFL QB/ 2005 Champion

79. Gene Upshaw Former All Pro OL, Head of NFLPA

80. Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers WR/Super Bowl MVP

81. Antoine Walker Miami Heat’s All-Star Forward

Will be attending but not playing:

1. Tiki Barber to caddie for Ronde Barber

Bold: first-year participant

*Denotes former champion

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