TONY ROMO, MARDY FISH AT TOP CAESARS SPORTSBOOK ODDS WITH AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP ON JULY 8–ten; ACCESSORIES INCLUDE BARKLEY TOP 70, CURRY, SMOLTZ FINISH
Justin Timberlake 250-1; John Smoltz 9-2; Patrick Mahomes 350-1; Aaron Rodgers 85-1; Annika Sorenstam 17-2; Barkley win: 7,500-1
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. (June 30, 2022) – Former champions Tony Romo and mardy fish are the The 2022 favorites to win the American Championship of the Century next week with Stephen Curry Annika Sorenstam and John Smoltz also among the contenders as the 33rd the annual celebrity golf competition returns for its nationally televised showcase July 8-10 in Lake Tahoe.
The Caesars Sportsbook traders have identified CBS NFL analyst Romo and Fish, the highest-ranked former U.S. tennis player, as 11-4 co-favorites to win the three-day, 54-hole tournament featuring some 90 world stars sports, entertainment and media. for $600,000 in lakeside prize money Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in the picturesque seaside resort. FOX MLB Analyst Smoltz is next at 9-2 followed by the defending champion/former NBA head coach Vinny Del Negre at 5-1. Three-time champion/former MLB All-Star pitcher Marc Muller follows at 13-2.
The top active professional athlete on the roster is Golden State Warriors‘ NBA Champion Superstar Currywho is listed at 12-1 alongside the former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams (also 12-1). Annika, the greatest player in women’s golf history, returns for her third run at the United States Championship of the Century title and is listed at 17-2.
NBA TNT Analyst Charles Barley, arguably the most popular player in the tournament each year, is a super long shot at 7,500-1 to win the tournament, but a proposition bet that he will finish in the top 70 has already attracted significant investment from players. bettors and is now quoted at +280. This means that a $100 “YES” bet on Barkley to finish in the top 70 of the predicted 90 players would net a payout of $280. Last year Barkley’s odds of finishing 70e or better have been listed at +1600 or 16-1, so bettors are betting on Barkley’s improved game this year, even though he finished 76th at Lake Tahoe last July.
GOLF chain airs the tournament in prime time on Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET, and coverage will air live Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App 4-6 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the second and final round airs on NBC Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The tournament has raised over $6 million for charity over the years.
Other top players and their chances include the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (85-1), recording artist and actor Justin Timberlake (250-1), Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (500-1), model and social media influencer Paige Spiranac (500-1), Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel (1,000-1), NBC’s Today meteorologist Dylan Dreyer (3,000-1), FOX NFL analyst and Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan (5,000-1). Colin Jost (1,000-1), the Saturday Night Live actor is among 13 newcomers to the field in 2022.
Roma won the American Championship of the Century in 2018 and 2019, immediately after retiring from football following three second-place finishes during his active playing days. Fish, the United States Davis Cup captain, won the title in 2020 and last April he defeated Romo in a playoff at the Invited Celebrity Classic in Irving, Texas.
Romo and Smoltz participated in PGA TOUR events against the best players in the world in addition to their annual battle to win the American Championship of the Century. Smoltz launched five PGA TOUR Champions (50+) events last year, and in 2018 he qualified for and competed in the US Senior Open, an achievement that stunned professional golf media pundits. .
Romo appeared at three PGA TOUR events in 2019, including the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas. Smoltz is a two-time winner of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (2019-20) celebrity tournament in Florida. Fish is a three-time winner of this tournament in Orlando.
The 2022 American Championship of the Century will use the modified Stableford format in which points are awarded by score per hole.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf, visit @ACChampionship on Twitter and instagramand Facebook. For tournament information: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.
TOP 70: CHARLES BARKLEY
6899 YES TOP 70 +280
6900 NOT TOP 70 -340
A $100 BET ON BARKLEY TO FINISH IN THE TOP 70 ON SUNDAY, IF SUCCESSFUL, GENERATE A PAYOUT OF $280.