Washington (ANI): Justin Timberlake will be hosting his first
PGA Tour event in Las Vegas next year, as a part of a five-year
agreement with the PGA that will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for
Children. The Grammy-winning singer will himself play in the
celebrity pro-am and will also host a concert during tournament
The 26-year-old star said that he was very excited about being
part of the tour. "I couldn't be more excited. 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.
...,"People quoted him, as saying.
"Raising money to better children's lives while playing golf? I
can't think of a better way to pass the time," he said. PGA Tour
commissioner Tim Finchem said he is looking forward to "an exciting
and effective collaboration." The Vegas tour is scheduled for
October 13-19, 2008, and it will be renamed the Justin Timberlake
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Story first published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 14:04 [IST]