January 16, 2008–In his PGA Tour guide personal section Charley Hoffman, a member of the 1998 UNLV Golf team that won the NCAA title and a current Las Vegas resident, lists appearing on the nationally-syndicated Jim Rome Radio Show–known as The Jungle–as one of his major accomplishments in 2007. Another one? How about winning the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, good for his first PGA Tour win. And so far in 2008, Hoffman has made appearance number two in The Jungle, and this week is set to defend his title over the five days of the Hope, played January 16-20 in Rancho Mirage, California. Read on for Hoffman's complete press conference quotes and to see what Celebrity Host George Lopez had to say about him–and his hair.
Actor/comedian George Lopez is the celebrity host of the event and other celebrities scheduled to play include actor Anthony Anderson, Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Derek Anderson, baseball legend Yogi Berra, singer Michael Bolton, actor Don Cheadle, musician/singer Alice Cooper, late night talk show host Carson Daly, actor Jeffrey Donovan, comedian Tom Dreesen, actor/comedian Jimmy Fallon, musician Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, actor Thomas Gibson, singer Taylor Hicks, sportscaster Keith Jackson, actor Samuel L. Jackson, actor Kevin James, musician Kenny G, television/financial host Joe Kernen, singer Huey Lewis, actor Kyle MacLachlan, actor and comedian Cheech Marin, singer Meat Loaf, actor Chad Michael Murray, actor/comedian Kevin Nealon, actor Chris O’Donnell, former football player and analyst Sterling Sharpe, pro surfer Kelly Slater, celebrity chef Ming Tsai, actor Gary Valentine and actor Luke Wilson.
Lopez loves Hoffman's hair and had some ideas for a very large cutout of Hoffman that rests on tournament grounds.
"You know what I thought would have been the greatest," Lopez said at a press conference on Tuesday. "And I only thought it have right now. I hope he repeats. (And) That cardboard cutout of him on the tent? I'm going to get hair, hair that flows in the wind and attach it to his cardboard cutout. Charley Hoffman is what's great about (this tournament). (He) and Jeff Quinney battled it out last year in the wind, Charley went birdie, eagle, birdie, to win, played some amazing golf. And it was fun. This year it may be another young guy. It may be a guy who is further on in his career. I think that's what's going to make it exciting."
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