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Korbel California Champagne® Toasts 2022 American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament with Long Drive and Hole-in-One Contests


July 12, 2022, Lake Tahoe, NV – Korbel California Champagne® sponsored the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood Golf Course in Lake Tahoe for its 18th year. Each summer, fans flock to Tahoe to cheer on their favorite celebrities and participate in all the festivities surrounding the event. This year Korbel brought a Long Drive Competition and Hole-In-One Contest to the tournament.

Korbel Long Drive Competition: For the second year, Korbel hosted a Long Drive Competition at the American Century Golf Tournament Celebrity Pro-Am Thursday, July 7th. Taking place on Hole 16 with a lively atmosphere filled with music and Korbel bubbles, 46 players competed. Jon Lester, Former Professional Baseball Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox had the longest drive of 343 yards winning $5,000 to his charity of choice – All In For Miller.

Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce, took home second place with a long drive of 340 yards and Golden State Warriors basketball player, Stephen Curry, placed third with 330 yards. Other players on the top ten leaderboard were Derek Carr (325 yards), AJ Hawk (318 yards), Adam Thielen (317 yards), Larry Fitzgerald (310 yards), Tony Romo (309 yards), Alfonso Ribeiro (303 yards) and Mark Mulder (299 yards).

Korbel Hole-In-One Contest: Twelve of the most popular names in sports and entertainment joined together on Friday, July 8th, during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship to compete in Korbel’s annual Hole-In-One Contest. A signature event and fan favorite at the golf tournament, the Hole-In-One Contest took place on Hole 17 of the Edgewood Golf Course. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro slammed it home with a powerful swing, landing just 3 feet 3 inches from the hole, taking home first place.  In honor of his win $5,000 was donated to the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center.

Finishing in second and third place respectively was Dallas Stars hockey player Joe Pavelski with a distance of 4 feet 9 inches, and Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers kicker, who landed 17 feet 7 inches from the pin.

About the American Century Golf Championship

The 32nd annual American Century Championship, a made-for-TV event, owned and broadcasted by NBC Sports, NBCSN and Golf Channel, is the premier celebrity golf tournament, which also raises funds for local and national charities. The competition features a purse of $600,000. The tournament is played in a 54-hole modified Stableford format that includes Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, Charles Barkley, Patrick Mahomes, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jerry Rice, Rob Riggle and Larry the Cable Guy, among many others.

About Korbel California Champagne®

Established in 1882 in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States’ most popular méthode champenoise champagne. The true measure of Korbel’s success during its 140 years can be seen in the impact it has had on American consumers and its presence at various celebrations throughout the years. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes eleven California champagnes and a limited amount of still wine. In a separate facility, Korbel also produces one of the country’s most respected brandies.

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