Las Vegas, Nevada (September 4, 2011)–NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk is scheduled to play in the MGM Resorts International Championship Pro-Am at the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in September. "I am thrilled to participate in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Pro-Am this year," said Faulk in a statement. "I strongly believe in the mission of Shriners Hospitals, and I'm honored to be involved and lend my support." –By Brian Hurlburt with PGA Tour press release.
The PGA Tour's JT Shriners Open will be played September 29-October 2 at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. Jonathan Byrd is the defending champion. He amazingly aced the par 3, 17th hole in a playoff to become the first player to ever record a "walk off" ace. The pro-am is scheduled for September 28 and will include Timberlake, Faulk, other celebrities and athletes and several PGA Tour pros. The sister course to the private TPC Summerlin is TPC Las Vegas, also a PGA Tour-owned Las Vegas golf course. It is a former host to the PGA Tour event. Click now to view the official website and find out how you can play TPC Las Vegas.
Faulk was the second overall selection in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He was traded to the St. Louis Rams on Draft Day 1999. That season, he set an NFL record by gaining 2,429 total yards from scrimmage and led the Rams to the franchise’s only Super Bowl victory. He holds the Rams’ records for career (85) and rushing (58) touchdowns and ranks near the top of numerous NFL statistical categories including all-purpose yards, touchdowns and receptions by a running back.
Faulk is also a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was NFL MVP in 2000, Offensive Player of Year (1999-2001), Pro Bowl MVP in 1995, and NFL Rookie of the Year in 199). The St. Louis Rams retired Faulk’s number on December 20, 2007, and he was recently inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. Faulk now serves as an analyst for the NFL Network.
Faulk currently resides in San Diego with wife, Lindsay, where he operates his children’s charity, The Marshall Faulk Foundation.The organization works to improve the quality of life for San Diego youth by increasing opportunities to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.