Some of the best golfers in the world are currently participating in the Scottish Open. While another wave is getting ready for tomorrow’s Open Championship. But alongside these two, another golf tournament is going on right now. The 33rd iteration of the American Century Championship is running from July 8 to July 10.
What is The American Century Championship?
The American Century Championship is a celebrity golf tournament. It is held at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada, USA. Initially, the event didn’t feature any sponsors. As a result, the management brought various hall of fame players from other sports. Also, the event made its debut in 1990.
The event kept its quirky nature till the present. The 2022 iteration will feature 87 participants. Furthermore, every participant featured are celebrities. The annual celebrity golf event will feature three rounds over the 54-hole course. Additionally, it will utilize a modified scoring method adapted from the standard Stableford method.
American Century Championship 2022 Purse:
The event organizers have recently publicly disclosed the amount of purse for the 2022 iteration. To sum up, the tournament features a $600,000 purse this year. The event is not focused on rewarding as all participants here are established celebrities. Instead, the event is more focused on raising money for various charity events and organizations.
Prize Money Breakdown:
According to the event organizers, the top five finishers will share the $600,000 prize money. They will get:
Charity Works of the Event:
The American Century Championships is a charity event. It gathers money from sponsorships, tickets, merchandise, broadcasting rights, etc. This raised money is later used on various charity works. The event raised over $5 million for charity since its humble beginning in 1990. It is also responsible for various Covid-19 response funds. Additionally, it helped the Uniform Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund, Fallen Patriot Fund, Lake Tahoe Fire Relief Fund, Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society, and many others.
The 2022 American Century Championships’ official charity is Stowers Institute for Medical Research. The institute is a world-class biomedical research organization. Its mission is to identify the causes, treatments, and cures for life-threatening diseases.
How to watch the American Century Championship 2022:
The event takes place with a shotgun start. This indicates that every participant will initiate at the same time. To learn details about how to watch the event check our content on American Century Championship 2022: Tee Times, TV Coverage.
Stay tuned to our website for more information and the most latest score updates on the ongoing event.