Las Vegas, Nevada (September 21, 2011)–Bo Jackson could do it all on the baseball and football fields. And now the former NFL and Major League Baseball star is bringing his golf clubs to Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. Jackson will join the celebrities and pros during the playing of the MGM International Resorts Championship Pro-Am. The event is Wednesday, September 28, one day before the PGA Tour pros hit the course for real with the playing of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. –By Brian Hurlburt and PGA Tour press release.
Jackson was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two professional American sports, and also was a standout athlete at Auburn University. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. He was selected in the 1986 MLB draft by the Kansas City Royals and also signed with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987, competing with the NFL team following each baseball season. He played in the 1989 All-Star Game and earned the MVP award. that year he hit 30 home runs and collected 100 RBIs. Notably recognized for his “Bo Knows” campaign with Nike, Jackson has appeared in numerous commercials and various video games highlighting his superior athleticism.
Jackson will join, among others, Emmitt Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Timberlake at the private TPC Summerlin. TPC Summerlin is the sister course of TPC Las Vegas, a Las Vegas resort course operated by the PGA Tour.
About The 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: The 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2011 tournament is September 25 – October 2, 2011 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.