Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, Aaron Rodgers also in American Century Championship field
(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Calif./Nev.) – Former MLB All-Star pitcher Mark Mulder, the two-time defending champion, and newly-retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo have been installed as co-favorites by the Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book to win the 2017 American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. (www.americancenturychampionship.com)
“Tony Romo changes the landscape, for sure,” stated Harrah’s Sports Book Director Dave Cudney, who authors the odds for the legal gambling marketplace each year. “He has much more time to play and is a highly-competitive individual who finished second three straight times a few years back. By contrast, Steph Curry (20-1), coming off the NBA Championship run, is unlikely to sharpen his game in time to contend but will be a threat to make the top 10. “Mulder will be motivated by his shot at an unprecedented third straight title and Fish is dangerous because of that experience competing at the highest level in the individual sport of tennis.”
The American Century Championship is contested using a modified Stableford format and features a $600,000 purse with $125,000 for the winner. In addition to high-stakes competition, the tournament will raise money for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving human health through innovative study of diseases like cancer. Regional Lake Tahoe non-profits also benefit from the tournament, which has raised over $4 million for charity.
Among the other prominent players and their odds are: Justin Timberlake (35-1), Mike Modano (15-1), Brian Urlacher (20-1), Aaron Rodgers and Doug Pederson (50-1), Paige Spiranac (40-1), Blair O’Neal (30-1), Jason Kidd and Rob Riggle (1000-1) and Emmitt Smith (2000-1). Perennial longshot Charles Barkley is 6000-1. The full odds listing is below.
American Century Championship airtimes:
- July 14, 6-8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
- July 15, 3-6 p.m. ET, NBC
- July 16 3-6 p.m. ET, NBC