Justin Timberlake and Aaron Rodgers competed against a star-studded field of celebrity golfers in the 2021 American Century Championship.
The 40-year-old hitmaker and the 37-year-old NFL star played the second round of the tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort course in Lake Tahoe on Saturday.
Justin and Aaron ended the day tied at 28th place heading into the third round.
Hitting the green: Justin Timberlake and Aaron Rodgers competed against a star-studded field of celebrity golfers in the 2021 American Century Championship
Justin is an avid golfer who bought the course where he learned to play the game. He purchased the Big Creek Golf Course in Memphis, Tennessee in 2007.
The superstar became the 14th celebrity to host a PGA Tour event in 2008, following in the footsteps of Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Timberlake hosted The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open from 2008 to 2012.
The Grammy Award winner was grouped with Super Bowl LIV champions and Kansas City Chiefs teammates Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
Mahomes and Kelce crashed an interview that Justin was giving to NBC Sports and the trio appeared to be having a blast as they put their arms around each other and cracked jokes. Later, Justin even busted a few dance moves after making birdie at the 11th hole.
Aaron is also passionate about the sport. Earlier in the week, he and golf pro Bryson DeChambeau defeated NFL rival Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in the two-on-two celebrity golf tournament The Match.
Avid golfer: Justin bought the course where he learned to play the game, the Big Creek Golf Course in Memphis, Tennessee
Winner: Earlier in the week, Aaron and golf pro Bryson DeChambeau defeated NFL rival Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in the two-on-two celebrity golf tournament The Match
Having some fun: A clip of the Green Bay Packers quarterback launching a football over to fans watching the ACC tournament from a party boat went viral
A clip of the Green Bay Packers quarterback launching a football over to fans watching the ACC tournament from a party boat went viral.
NBA star Steph Curry was also among the celebrity golfers competing at the tournament. Steph, 33, frequently golfs with former President Barack Obama and had considered pursuing a career in golf instead of basketball.
In 2020, he told Bleacher Report, ‘There was always that question.’
‘If I had to put as much time into golf as I did basketball, could I have made it?’ He said. ‘We’ll never know, but it’s always competed in terms of my attention.’
Steph’s father Dell taught him to golf at an early age and the two have played the course at the Edgewood Tahoe several times. Dell and Curry’s younger brother Seth joined him at the ACC tournament and the three were grouped together.
It marked the ninth time that Steph had competed in the tournament, the seventh for Dell and the first for Seth.
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Family sport: Curry was grouped with his father Dell and brother Seth in the tournament
Good times: Patrick was grouped with Justin and his Kansas City Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce and the trio appeared to be having a blast
Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews, 25, and his four-month-old daughter Sterling Skye were there to cheer him on from the stands.
Patrick stunned the crowd on Thursday when he hit a massive 350-yard drive at the ACC’s Long Drive Competition.
Other celebrities and star atheletes hitting the green include Charles Barkley, Jerry Rice, Vince Carter, Michael Pena, and Ray Allen.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback was the odds-on favorite to win the competition but the second round ended with MLB star John Smoltz and NHL player Mike Modano on top.
Modano wowed fans after he hit the tournament’s first ever albatross to tie Smoltz for the lead. The 54-hole tournament concludes on Sunday.
The ACC is considered the premiere celebrity golf tournament and the winner will take home $600,000. Now in its 32nd year, the ACC has also raised over $5.5 million for charity.
Big prize: The ACC is considered the premiere celebrity golf tournament and the winner will take home $600,000