Justin Timberlake is ready to make a splash in the professional golfing world. And he’s set to do it next year in Las Vegas.
The PGA Tour announced today that the four-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer will become the host of the tour’s Las Vegas event played October 13-19 at TPC Summerlin. The event will be renamed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Timberlake becomes the 14th celebrity in PGA Tour history to host an event, joining the likes of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. The agreement among Timberlake, title sponsor Shriners Hospitals for Children and the PGA, is for five years, starting next year.
“I couldn’t be more excited to host the upcoming 2008 Las Vegas tournament and to be involved with the Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Timberlake. “We will make sure to make this event unique and memorable, and we will raise money for charity while participating in the greatest game ever played."
The event will be contested over 72 holes with an official Pro-Am on Wednesday. The event will be televised on GOLF CHANNEL. As part of his involvement, Timberlake will play in the Wednesday celebrity pro-am and host a concert during tournament week.