Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has already built a pretty good legacy on the football field for his career, and this week he will continue to add more definition to his legacy off the field in Lake Tahoe...on the green.
Aaron Rodgers, along with Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk and former Packer wide receiver Sterling Sharpe will participate in the 25th edition of the American Century Championship this week in Lake Tahoe. The event will feature 80 stars and celebrities from around sports and entertainment -- no, his girlfriend, Newsroom star Olivia Munn won't be joining him -- as they compete at Edgewood Golf Course looking to walk away with a chunk of $600,000.
This year's tournament will have a special salute to the America's Armed Forces. Joining Rodgers, Hawk, Sharpe, and the other list of celebrities on the green will be Col. Chad Pfeifer. He lost his left leg while in battle overseas in Iraq back in 2007, and he has won several tournaments in the past for former military and amputee golfers, including the President George W. Bush Warrior Open and the National Amputee Tournament.
The 54-hole competition will take place July 18-20 and will be showcased on the networks of NBC all three days. Below is the schedule for you to watch at home or elsewhere:
Friday, July 18
4-7 p.m. ET (1-4 p.m. PT), Live, NBCSN
Saturday, July 19
3-6 p.m. ET (Noon-3 p.m. PT) Live, NBC
Sunday, July 20
3-6 p.m. ET (Noon-3 p.m. PT), Live, NBC
Among the NFL athletes named with Rodgers and Sharpe on the green are: Charles Barkley (which always makes for a good time), Broncos legend John Elway (Editor's note: BOOOOOOOOOO), Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers legends Jerry Rice and Steve Young, former MLB pitchers Roger Clemens and Greg Maddux, and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.
The favorite to win this year's tournament is former LPGA player Annika Sorenstam, who is getting 2-1 odds. Sorenstam, 43, has over 89 international tournament wins for her career and retired from golf in 2008. She last played in that year's ADT Championship. Sharpe's odds to win are at 20/1, while Rodgers' is set at 50/1.
Rodgers, like many quarterbacks, certainly enjoys his dose of golf during the offseason. Packers players report to training camp next Saturday, so this is likely one of Rodgers' last bits of fun before the grind of the season begins. He hasn't had much luck winning on the golf course during his career, but Rodgers has played in Lake Tahoe and in the tournament before. Maybe that will help this weekend as he looks to shut down any criticism he may have on the golf course as he looks to craft his legacy.
Sharpe will be looking to do the same, too. The former Pro Bowl wideout has played in several tournaments over the years and will be looking to take home the cash as well.