Las Vegas Golf Celebrities

Scotty McCreery Keeps Trying, Giving Back at PGA TOUR's TPC Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada (April 6, 2014)--Country Music Superstar Scotty McCreery may never figure out the game of golf, but he definitely knows why he annually returns to TPC Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf classic. "This is such a great cause," McCreery told Billboard Magazine. "When you have a ton of folks that want to support a cause like this, and are so passionate about, that's how you know it's really making a difference in people's lives. I'm glad we can do whatever we can to help raise awareness and help out." Other country stars out hitting the links to support the cause were tournament host Darius Rucker, David Nail, Jake Owen, and Frankie Ballard. TPC Las Vegas is owned and operated by the PGA TOUR and any golfer can play the course just like the country stars. --By Brian Hurlburt 

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Photos and More From Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek in Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada (April 5, 2014)--Michael Jordan is back in town for the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) and along with him are an A-List group of celebrities, entertainers, musicians, and athletes. Check out some of the action through photos and more. Among the big names playing Shadow Creek and partying at ARIA Las Vegas this week are Aaron Rodgers, Julius Erving, Brandi Chastain, Jonathan Ogden, Winky Wright, Dwight Freeney, Brian Urlacher, and many more.  --By Brian Hurlburt

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The Vegas Show Must Go On: Sidelined Tiger Woods to Host Annual Tiger Jam

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Las Vegas, Nevada (April 3, 2014)--Unfortunately, Tiger Woods is again coming to Las Vegas for the annual Tiger Jam event injured and not at the top of his golf game. Woods, who recently underwent back surgery, has announced that OneRepublic will headline the annual event which will take place May 16-17 at Mandalay Bay and include golf at Cascata, a poker event, a private gala and then the concert which is also open to the public. “We are excited to welcome OneRepublic to Tiger Jam for the first time in our 16 years,” Woods said in a statement. “This unique and entertaining event gives so much to my foundation, helping us grow our programs and providing even more young people with a shot at college.” For more details or tickets visit: TigerWoodsFoundation.org or MandalayBay.com. -- By Brian Hurlburt

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Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Event Features Shadow Creek, ARIA, George Clinton

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Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2, 2014)--Michael Jordan and his celebrity friends are hitting town this week to raise money for charity and have a lot of fun during the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to be played at the beautiful and exclusive Shadow Creek and hosted by ARIA. Besides the four days of golf, the annual gala concert will feature funk music innovator George Clinton in addition to Grammy award-winning artist T-Pain. Some of the celebrities and athletes scheduled for golf and/or the concert event include Brandi Chastain, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Eric Dickerson, Julius Erving, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Penny Hardaway, Dan Jansen, Luke Wilson, and Russell Wilson among many others. Click MJCIGolf.com for all details and ticket info. The event with Clinton and T-Pain is private but golf all fans are welcome to attend the golf event. --By Brian Hurlburt

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Special Experience Awaits Fans At Shadow Creek For Michael Jordan Tournament

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Las Vegas, Nevada (March 26, 2014)--Las Vegas' Shadow Creek hosts the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational April 3-6, and once again some of the world's biggest sports stars and athletes will tee it up for fun, bragging rights, and charity. Jordan is the official host of the event and obviously one of the main draws, but Shadow Creek General Manager Mark Brenneman is the unofficial greeter and promoter of the event. He's honored to have such an opportunity. "I get emails from people who attended the event in past years and they just want to share that it was an 'off the charts' good experience for them," says Brenneman. "We are grateful to be a part of it. It's a very special event and there are so many special moments that all add up to an amazing experience for everyone." Click now to purchase tickets--By Brian Hurlburt

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TPC Las Vegas Goes Country With Darius Rucker and Friends

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 24, 2014)--The Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic will be held April 6, 2014, at TPC Las Vegas, a Vegas resort course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR. Country superstar Darius Rucker, an avid golfer, will host the event again. Rucker is very involved with ACM and its charites. He also wrote, "Together, Anything Is Possible" to help the PGA TOUR raise money for charity. TPC Las Vegas is known as the home of professional golf in Las Vegas because several tour professionals play and practice there. The course is also the home of several high-level celebrity and charity events in addition to the Lifting Lives tournament. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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San Diego Padres Star Josh Johnson Doubles Up on Donation to The First Tee Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 19, 2014)--Josh Johnson, a Las Vegas Golf Region resident and member of the San Diego Padres, has made another donation to The First Tee of Southern Nevada. Johnson, along with his wife, Heidi, donated $11,000 to the program, matching the amount of their donation in 2013. The funds will be used to help deserving and talented junior golfers who compete on the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Tour and earn membership on Southern Nevada travel teams. The donation was made through Johnson's Double Nickel Foundation. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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ARIA, Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Michael Jordan Paired Together Again

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Las Vegas, Nevada (February 1, 2014)--Michael Jordan and his celebrity and athlete friends will descend upon Las Vegas, ARIA and Shadow Creek for the annual playing of the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI). The event brings a who's how together to benefit several worthy causes and is the only time all year that Shadow Creek is open to the public. The event is April 3-6, 2014, and tickets are now on sale. Click now for the official tournament website. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Navy SEAL Exudes Excellence, Discusses Lone Survivor at Birdies for the Brave

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Las Vegas, Nevada (January 20, 2014)--Not many charitable golf tournaments leave participants humbled. But the recent Birdies for the Brave played at TPC Summerlin was one that most certainly did. The tournament, part of a national network of events played at PGA TOUR-owned golf courses, raised money and awareness for organizations that assist veterans and wounded warriors. The keynote speaker for the Vegas event was Joseph Maguire, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret), who exuded the class and overall excellence of Navy SEALs. He discussed helping the children of lost soldiers and also the release of the movie, Lone Survivor, which depicts a Navy SEAL mission. --By Brian Hurlburt

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Missing Kids Story Told By Canon, Celebrities at PGA TOUR Course

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11, 2014)--It might be the most difficult story to cover as a writer or be involved with as a police officer or other law enforcement official. But, unfortunately, kids going missing and being exploited is still an on-going issue. But even with the bad news comes some good because organizations like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) are committed to saving as many kids as possible. This week, the Foundation, celebrities, sponsors, and others involved in the cause gathered in Las Vegas for the annual NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon which was played at the PGA TOUR's TPC Las Vegas. Among the notables playing were Roger Clemens, Bing Engvall, Kevin Sorbo, Jonathan Ogden, Vida Blue, and many others. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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