Most people are aware that Justin Timberlake is a bit of a golfer. The four time Grammy winner plays a single figure handicap and has confessed that if he could be doing anything else it would be to be a pro golfer. So what do you do when you can't be a pro golfer? Host a golf tournament of course.
The first Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be played between the 13-19 October this year. Timberlake will play in the pro-am and do a show during the week. Timberlake becomes the 14th celebrity in PGA TOUR history to host an event, joining the likes of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. The agreement, among Timberlake, title sponsor Shriners Hospitals for Children and the PGA TOUR, is for five years beginning in 2008.
"I couldn't be more excited to host the upcoming 2008 Las Vegas tournament and to be involved with the Shriners Hospitals for Children," Timberlake said. "We will make sure to make this event unique and memorable, and we will raise money for charity while participating in the greatest game ever played. I thank the PGA TOUR and the Shriners Hospitals for Children this amazing opportunity. Raising money to better children's lives while playing golf? I can't think of a better way to pass the time."
The tournament will be played at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas over 72 holes with an official Pro-Am on Wednesday. The event will be televised on Golf Channel.
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