By Tim Saunders on
David Duval, Rory Sabbatini, and Jesper Parnevik have all been confirmed to play, and the Prince of Pop is thrilled with the lineup so far.
“For me, golf is one of those things where you go out and forget about everything else… I remember I hit one amazing shot off the tee, straight down the middle,” he said. “I got to thinking, ‘Maybe I could play this game.’ I’m self-taught. I’d watch Tiger and Ernie Els on TV and try to learn from what they did, but obviously I related music to it. The golf swing is very, very rhythmic. There’s a certain tempo to it, just in like in music.”
Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Open will take place October 13-19 at the TPC Summerlin course in Las Vegas.
The annual event has taken place every year since 1983 and has raised more than $10 million for Las Vegas area charities. Previous champions include Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Paul Azinger, Jim Furyk, Curtis Strange and Fuzzy Zoeller. Last year – thanks to Timberlake’s involvement – the event was re-named the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of facilities in North America that provides superior medical care at no charge to children under the age of 18. A PSA featuring Justin Timberlake can be found here.
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