Cougar corner: Can Jimmer jimmer on the golf course?

Published: Thursday, April 21 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

This summer, Jimmer Fredette is taking his game from the hardwood to the links.

The American Century Championship announced Wednesday that BYU's consensus national player of the year will participate in the annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nev., on July 12-17, just a couple of weeks after the NBA Draft.

Fredette will be joined by a host of other celebrities, including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Deron Williams, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Matt Ryan.

According to a press release, "The American Century Championship will award $600,000 in prize money, with the winner receiving $125,000. Scoring is based on a modified Stableford format with 10 points for a double-eagle, 8 for a hole-in-one, 6 for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey, and minus 2 for double-bogey or higher. The 54-hole tournament has been played at Edgewood Tahoe’s 6,707-yard lakeside course since its inception in 1990."

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