Athlete handicaps, celebrities at the American Century Championship


Clockwise from top right: Steve Young, Paige Spiranac, Larry Fitzgerald, and Rob Riggle.

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As a group of golf-mad athletes, actors and other notables prepare to play in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, inquiring minds want to know: what’s wrong with their games?

Here is a summary of the (reported) handicap for each player on the field for the modified Stableford competition, which is from Friday to Sunday.

American Century Championship Celebrity Handicaps

joseph allen-10
marcus allen-10
anthony anderson-15
Bret Baier-2.8
Charles Barkley—10

No longer the laughing stock of the golfing world, Barkley has regained enough form to get by in a smack and a giggle. But the best part of his game is that he doesn’t take it seriously. Neither do the bookmakers. The odds of Sir Charles winning are 7500-1.

Brian Baumgartner—9
Jerome Bettis—8
Jay Bilas—5
Tim Brown – 8
Joe Buck – 3
David Carr—4
Vince Carter—9
Alex Caruso—12
Curry Dell—3
Seth Curry—7
Steph Curry—0

Fresh off his fourth NBA title, the most famous Curry on the field is looking to seal the deal in a tournament in which he finished seventh, fourth and ninth in his last three attempts.

Vinny Del Negro — 1
Jay DeMarcus—13
Dylan Dreyer-19
Mardy Fish — 10
Larry Fitzgerald-5.9
Dwight Freeney-8
Tom Glavine—2
Robert Gould—4.9
Robert Griffin III—10
AJ Falcon – 15
Andre Iguodala — 5.1
Nick Jonas-5.8

The boy band star is donning his big boy pants to compete in his American Century debut. If his handicap is honest, he’s a better player than those AT&T ads with Jordan Spieth make him out to be.

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Colin Jost-12
Travis Kelce—11
Jon Lester-3.5
Derek Lowe—0
Kyle Lowry-10
Patrick Mahomes—7.7
Joe Mauer—4
Pat McAfee—14
Brian McAnn—0
Jim McMahon—9
Kevin Millar-5
Mike Mizanin—17

In the ring, the WWE Superstar known as The Miz dispatches his opponents with a devastating move called the Skull-Crushing Finale. In the course, the only pain he inflicts is himself.

Mark Mulder – 0.3
Adam Napier—2
John O’Hurley—9.4
T. J. Oshie-3.9
jake owen-2
Carson Palmer—4
Joe Pavelski—0
Michael Pena — 2.8
patrick peterson — 5
Alfonso Ribeiro — 2.6
Jerry Rice — 2.9
Rob Riggle-9
Aaron Rodgers – 5
Ivan Rodriguez — 4.9
Jimmy Rollins-14
Ray Romano-13
Tony Romo — +1

As Barkley and his friends delve into the casinos across the street, Romo is expected to go to bed early and rest up at the Lakeside Lodge in Edgewood to prepare for a tournament he’s the favorite to win.

CC Sabathia—16
Jason Scheff-6
Alex Smith-6.5
Emmitt Smith—N/A
Harrison Smith-3.7
John Smoltz — +1
Annika Sorenstam—N/A
Paige Spiranac—0

In the past, the Instagram star and social influencer has complained that people don’t take her seriously. Clearly, she can play seriously.

Kathryn Tappen—18.5
Miles Teller—15
Larry the cable guy — 10
Joe Theismann—5.1
Adam Thielen—2
Brian Urlacher—5
Chase Utley—8
Shane Victorino-10
Mike Vrabel—13
John Wagner—1
Tim Wakefield-1.5
DeMarcus Articles—10
David Wells — 7.7
Jayson Werth-7
Andrew Whitworth — 4
Charles Woodson—12
steve young-12

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Golf, food and travel writer Josh Sens has been a contributor to GOLF Magazine since 2004 and now contributes across all GOLF platforms. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Sportswriting. He is also the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Have Any Fun Yet: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.