An annual tradition for former and current Raiders the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament is held in Lake Tahoe and is a hot bed for Oakland and Bay Area sports stars from the past and the present. Because it just a couple hours from the Bay Area, it tends to attract a lot of Bay Area sports stars and this year there was not exception as quite a few Raiders players are in attendance.
Sebastian Janikowski is the most notable Raider at the tournament. The Raiders Pro Bowl kicker is known for having his clubs on hand at Raiders training camp in Napa each year so he can play some of the nice courses up in Napa and the avid golfer was eager to jump at the chance of getting in some rounds before reporting to training camp this week.
Naturally, Janikowski is paired up with two other NFL kickers as Ryan Succop and Robbie Gould are also participating in the 2013 tournament alongside other former Raiders and Raider Legends playing in the tournament incluing Marcus Allen, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice (Who are appearing together on the Golf Channel’s Big Break). Carson Palmer joins them coming back to the Bay Area after being traded to Arizona this offseason.
Marcus Allen and Carson Palmer (both USC alums) are paired up together. Two former Raiders great receivers are paired with former California quarterbacks. Tim Brown is paired with Frenso State alum, Trent Dilfer, while Jerry Rice is paired with Stanford alum, John Elway.
Other notable Bay Area sports stars participating are Golden State Warriors guard, Stephen Curry (though they spell his name wrong on their website), former Oakland Athletics players Jermaine Dye and Mark Mulder, Cal alums Herman Edwards and Aaron Rodgers, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
The notable celebrities also playing include Everybody Loves Raymond StarRay Romano, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, and Lucas Black.