“23 Celebrities We Want at American Century Championship”


The American Century Championship at Edgewood is renowned for its star-studded lineup, but there are still some major celebrities and athletes who have yet to grace this prestigious golf tournament. Here are 23 names we would love to see teeing off in a future event, listed in alphabetical order.

Mookie Betts: While active NBA, NFL, and NHL stars frequent the ACC, the schedule is tight for current MLB players. However, the tournament coincides with the All-Star break, and if anyone can make it work, it’s the multifaceted Dodgers star Mookie Betts, who impresses with his skill in bowling as well.

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Tom Brady: The retired football legend and avid golfer seems a perfect fit for the ACC. Despite his commitments as a FOX personality and the tournament being broadcast on NBC, Brady is a realistic candidate who should have ample free time in his retired life.

Snoop Dogg: The field could benefit from more celebrities outside the sports realm. Snoop Dogg, who aspires to make golf cool while playing at Augusta, would certainly add flair and entertainment to the tournament.

Kenny G: The acclaimed saxophonist and scratch golfer could be a serious contender at the ACC. His passion for golf and past performances make him a strong candidate for inclusion.

Pau Gasol: This Spanish basketball legend has participated in other celebrity golf tournaments and would be a valuable addition to the ACC’s lineup of elite athletes.

Vince Gill: The country music star, renowned for his golfing skills, once considered a professional golf career. His accolades, including the Old Tom Morris Award, underscore his impact on the sport.

Ryan Gosling: Although he tends to avoid the limelight off-screen, Gosling’s known interest in golf would make him an exciting addition, alongside his Mickey Mouse Club alum, Justin Timberlake.

Samuel L. Jackson: Despite being in his seventies, Jackson’s passion for golf and impressive single-digit handicap make him a noteworthy possibility for the tournament.

Dwayne Johnson: Known for his power, The Rock claims to have driven a golf ball 490 yards, near the world record. His participation would certainly add a thrilling dynamic to the long-drive contest at the ACC.

Adam Levine: The Maroon 5 frontman is an avid golfer, even purchasing a home at Los Angeles Country Club. His enthusiasm for the sport makes him a fitting candidate for the ACC.

Matthew McConaughey: With his unmistakable charm and rumored interest in golf, McConaughey would be a fan-favorite participant at the tournament.

Bill Murray: Known for his love of golf and entertaining presence at Pebble Beach, Murray remains a sought-after celebrity for the ACC despite his age.

Chuck Norris: The legendary martial artist and actor would undoubtedly bring a unique and humorous edge to the tournament, living up to his larger-than-life persona.

Barack Obama: Having a former U.S. president like Obama, who is a known sports and golf enthusiast, would be a historic addition to the field, although security concerns might pose a challenge.

Shaquille O’Neal: Shaq’s camaraderie with Charles Barkley, an ACC regular, could bring the towering personality to the event. His self-described “awful” game would still be a crowd-pleaser.

Buster Posey: The retired San Francisco Giants icon has the potential to captivate Northern Nevada fans, given his history at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Condoleezza Rice: A prominent female leader and regular at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Rice’s participation would enrich the diversity of the tournament’s lineup.

Adam Sandler: Known for his comedy and the iconic golf movie “Happy Gilmore,” Sandler would be a fantastic addition to the ACC’s roster of comedians.

Will Smith: As a global superstar with a connection to golf through “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” Smith would seamlessly step into the role of a high-profile celebrity in the tournament.

Harry Styles: With a decent handicap and a recent membership to an exclusive golf club, Styles could be enticed to join the fun at Edgewood.

Taylor Swift: Given her relationship with regular ACC participant Travis Kelce, Swift’s potential appearance either in support or as a player would cause immense excitement.

Mark Wahlberg: Known for his speed on the course and a single-digit handicap, Wahlberg’s Hollywood status and golfing prowess make him a top choice for the tournament.

Serena Williams: Recently retired from professional tennis, Williams is not only one of the greatest athletes ever but also a burgeoning figure in the golf world through her investment in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s tech-infused stadium golf.

These celebrities would add dynamic energy, excitement, and broaden the appeal of the already star-studded American Century Championship.