Sexy is back: Timberlake & golf, all for a good cause

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Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Justin Timberlake brought sexy back to the PGA tour last year when he hosted The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

He will host the event again this year, as 132 PGA Tour professionals compete for a $4.2 million purse (with a winner’s share of $756,000) in Las Vegas Oct. 11-18, 2009 at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

“The whole team, the Shriners, the PGA, we’re all very excited to have our second year at this,” said Timberlake, during an early morning media teleconference. “It’s going to be even better than last year.”

Photo by Stan Badz / PGA TOUR
TPC Summerlin during the 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Photo by Stan Badz / PGA TOUR

Along with headlining a Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday, Oct. 14, Timberlake will take to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 for a concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Ciara and TLC are among the featured performers.

All proceeds from the tournament and the concert will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, which offers pediatric specialty care internationally for congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions, burn and spinal cord injuries, and more.

Timberlake admits he didn’t know much about the Shriners before his involvement with the tournament, but says he was “very blown away” by what he has learned.

“It’s pretty remarkable what they’re able to do with not a lot,” said Timberlake.

As for Las Vegas, Timberlake said, “It’s a fun town to do an event.”

Timberlake is the 14th celebrity to host a PGA Tour tournament. The last celebrity to host the PGA Tour in Las Vegas was Frank Sinatra in 1963, according to the PGA Tour website.

Photo courtesy www.jtshrinersopen.com

Photo by JD Cuba / Golf Digest. Visit www.jtshrinersopen.com for more information.

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