Celebs, sports legends to be paired with past Ryder Cup captains
Justin Timberlake and Michael Phelps are among the participants for the 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event on Sept. 25 at Medinah, host of the 39th Ryder Cup.
By PGA of America
MEDINAH, Ill. -- The PGA of America is pleased to announce that Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps and George Lopez are currently scheduled to appear with Chicago sports legends Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen as participants in the first-ever 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event on Sept. 25 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, host venue of the 39th Ryder Cup.
The celebrities and sports stars will be paired with past Ryder Cup Captains to play 10 holes of Medinah's Course No. 3 as part of a team in a scramble format. Participating past Ryder Cup Captains include Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Dave Stockton, Hal Sutton, Lee Trevino and Lanny Wadkins.
"The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble will be a lot of fun to watch and is another great activity that Ryder Cup fans who are attending Tuesday's practice round can enjoy," said 2012 Ryder Cup Director Michael Belot. "Our participating celebrities and past Ryder Cup Captains are excited to bring their best golf games to Medinah."
How To Watch
The Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event will begin at 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 25, which is the first day of Ryder Cup practice rounds for the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams at Medinah. Fans with tickets for Tuesday's sold-out practice round will be able to watch the scramble.
Additionally, juniors age 17 and under will be admitted free of charge to the grounds on all practice round days - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - during Ryder Cup week if accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. A maximum of two (2) junior tickets may be obtained per Ryder Cup ticketed adult on these days at the Admission Sales/Will Call Office. Junior tickets are available on these days regardless of a sell-out.
For more information about the 2012 Ryder Cup, visit www.RyderCup.com.
About the 2012 Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup, among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is its own reward, spans 38 competitions over 85 years. The competition was born in 1927, when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold trophy that bears his name. The U.S. Team defeated Great Britain, 9½ to 2½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Mass. The Ryder Cup, recognized as the pre-eminent international team event in golf, has since expanded to involve the finest players of Europe. The United States has posted 25 victories, Great Britain/Europe has won 11 times, and there have been two ties. Europe currently has possession of the Ryder Cup trophy, thanks to a thrilling 14½-13½ victory over the United States in October 2010 in Wales. The 39th Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 25-30 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.