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Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
NBC Sports to Surround American Century Championship with Comprehensive Coverage, July 13-16
Field of 93 Stars Across Sports and Entertainment set to Compete, Including Defending Champion Tony Romo, Stephen Curry, Miles Teller, Aaron Rodgers, Annika Sorenstam and Charles Barkley
Tournament Coverage Friday-Sunday on Peacock, GOLF Channel and NBC
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev., July 12, 2023 – This week, the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament will feature one of its strongest fields in tournament history, headlined by defending champion Tony Romo, Stephen, Dell and Seth Curry, Annika Sorenstam, Patrick Mahomes, Miles Teller, Aaron Rodgers and Charles Barkley.
NBC, Peacock and GOLF Channel will televise coverage Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, with NBC Sports surrounding tournament coverage all week in delivering robust linear and digital coverage.
American Century Championship Tournament Airtimes
Friday, July 14 Peacock 4-6 p.m. ET / 1-3 p.m. PT (Live)
Friday, July 14 GOLF Channel 9:30-11:30 p.m. ET / 6:30-8:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 15 NBC, Peacock 2:30-6 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PT (Live)
Sunday, July 16 NBC. Peacock 2:30-6 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PT (Live)
ELITE FIELD OF 93 ACROSS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: A field of 93 participants across the worlds of sports and entertainment will compete in the 54-hole tournament, taking place at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on the shores of Lake Tahoe. All told, the field collectively represents 17 Hall of Famers, 19 active athletes (NBA, NFL, NHL and WWE), multiple Cy Young, Players of the Year, Grammy and Emmy Award winners.
The full field for the 2023 American Century Championship can be found Here.
EIGHT FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS: A total of eight first-time participants will compete in the 2023 American Century Championship, including Davante Adams, Nate Bargatze, Dexter Fowler, Mike Golic, Alex Killorn, Zach LaVine, Hally Leadbetter and Baker Mayfield.
SORENSTAM HEADLINES WOMEN IN FIELD: World Golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam, who competed in her final US. Women’s Open last week at Pebble Beach, will compete in the American Century Championship for a fourth time (2014, 2021, 2022), She will be joined by TODAY Show anchor/meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, golf personality Hally Leadbetter and NBC Sports reporter Kathryn Tappen.
NBC SPORTS BROADCAST TEAM: Host Steve Sands and analyst Peter Jacobsen will anchor NBC Sports’ live tournament coverage from Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. They will be joined by Jimmy Roberts as a hole announcer, along with Roger Maltbie and John Wood reporting from the course. Kira K. Dixon will conduct interviews with players in the field throughout the championship.
DRONE CAM AND BOAT CAM HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENTS: NBC Sports will enhance the broadcast coverage of the American Century Championship this week with eight cameras capturing the action on the popular par-3 17th that is situated alongside Lake Tahoe. Featured enhancements include drone coverage during all three days of tournament action over the lake; a boat cam anchored off of the 17th tee box presented by Discover Boating, and Toptracer tracing the tee shots on 17, allowing for unique camera angles and perspectives during tournament coverage.
TODAY SHOW, CNBC, NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS AND NBC LOCAL AFFILIATES SURROUND COVERAGE: Wednesday-Friday leading up to the opening round of coverage, the TODAY Show, CNBC, NBC Sports Regional Networks and local NBC affiliates across the country will prepare viewers for live coverage with interviews from Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course with players in the field.
NBC SPORTS’ BEYOND THE FAIRWAY PODCAST: NBC Sports’ signature golf podcast Beyond the Fairway, hosted by Will Lowery and Doug Smith will deliver exclusive content and interviews from the American Century Championship throughout the week. The Beyond the Fairway podcast is available for download on all major podcast platforms, including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart. Beyond the Fairway also is available on GolfChannel.com and full video episodes are available on GOLF Channel’s YouTube page and on Peacock.
GOLF CHANNEL NEWS COVERAGE: GOLF Channel’s news show Golf Central will surround NBC Sports’ live tournament coverage with news coverage and highlights throughout the week.
SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE: The American Century Championship’s social media handles (@ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook) will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes content throughout the week. Live tournament coverage also will integrate social media into its telecasts Friday-Sunday, incorporating social media posts from celebrities, athletes and fans using the hashtag #ACCGolf.
NBC Sports’ coverage of the American Century Championship will be streamed live via Peacock, NBCSports.com as well as on the NBC Sports app. The official tournament website – www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com – will be a one-stop shop for videos, photos and live scoring. Fans can keep up with the American Century Championship through NBC Sports Group’s social media platforms throughout tournament week, including photos, interviews, video clips, up-to-date news reports and highlights at @NBCSports, @GOLFChannel and @ACChampionship.
AMERICAN CENTURY AND NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCE SIX-YEAR EXTENSION THROUGH 2029: On Monday, NBC Sports and American Century Investments jointly announced a multi-year extension of the American Century Championship to run through 2029, the tournament’s 40th anniversary. The new agreement comes as the 2023 event kicks off this week, celebrating American Century’s 25th year as title sponsor. Now in its 34th year, the American Century Championship is owned, operated and produced by NBC Sports.
MORE THAN $7 MILLION DONATED TO CHARITY: Since the tournament’s inception in 1990, the American Century Championship has donated more than $7 million to charity and non-profits. The event features a $600,000 purse, with $125,000 going to the winner, with many of the players donating their winnings to charities and non-profits.
Tickets are available in advance and only online at www.AmerianCenturyChampionship.com.
American Century Investments, the title sponsor of the championship since 1998, continues its role in partnership with NBC Sports, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and the South Tahoe community.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. As the sports division of NBCUniversal, NBC Sports presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, Big Ten Conference, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLB, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
With more than 75 plaudits and accolades from national media outlets, Visit Lake Tahoe combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: unparalleled natural beauty and an array of world-class outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. As a responsible tourism destination, it offers a balanced approach regarding social and environmental impacts to preserve its appeal for generations. For information about lodging, recreation, events, and mindful travel at Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.
About American Century Investments – Tournament Title Sponsor
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting breakthrough medical research. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Frankfurt; Hong Kong; Sydney; Santa Clara, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of nearly $2 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.