Holding a Wednesday Pro-am is not unique to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In fact, just about every week on the PGA Tour there is a Pro-Am day where regular, amateur golfers can tee it up with a PGA Tour member. However, this week the Tour players weren’t the only famous faces inside the ropes.The tournament committee and Justin Timberlake himself spent a lot of time recruiting celebrities to play side by side with PGA Tour players and amateurs this past Wednesday. It worked. There were actors, musicians, entertainers and even an Olympic Champion teeing it up on Wednesday.
Every player every week on the PGA Tour has the same primary goal: to win the golf tournament. This time of year the list of secondary goals is a varied as the field list. Some guys are playing for their 2009 Tour cards (awarded to the top 125 on the year end money list); some are playing to get into the top 70 on the money list and secure spots in the invitational tournaments; and some have their eye on getting into the top 30 and receiving an invitation to the Masters.In order to reach those goals, each player spends Monday through Wednesday of tournament week doing whatever he needs to give himself the best chance to reach his goal. For some players it’s taking a lesson. This week Nick Watney spent some time with Butch Harmon working on his swing. Arron Oberholser also is working through a swing change as he comes back from an injury. Brett Quigley worked with our Director of Iron Development on some prototype irons. And then there are the scores of players who simply go through their practice routines and drills as they get used to playing and putting gin the desert. Click here to see a gallery of pre-tournament activity.
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The stars and celebs were out at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital For Children Open on Wednesday, October 17th at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Click to see the image gallery from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.