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Day two with Jimmer Fredette at the American Century Championship

Photo by James Ham

  The folks out at the 17th hole of the American Century Championship are nothing if not subtle.  As Jimmer Fredette and Charles Barkley approached the small sandy beach of Lake Tahoe's South Shore, the ruckus crowd made noise, threw basketballs to the players and um ... made proposals?  Just another day on the course for these two guys, who by all accounts garnered the largest roving crowd.

Photo by James Ham

My intention was to give these guys a few holes, then break off and catch some of the other players around the course.  That didn't happen.  Early in the round, a mystery guest showed up on the scene to aid these two golfers in their quest to move up the leader board ... or at least stop from moving all the way to the bottom.  At the request of Jimmer Fredette, world renowned swing doctor, Hank Haney joined the Fredette/Barkley twosome and the instruction began. I would love to tell you that the two players who were tied for second to last coming into the day turned it all around and stormed for +27 points like Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo did.  Haney is good, but no one is that good.  What he did do, however, was help Barkley hit multiple 300+ yard drives while building an incredible foundation for Jimmer. More after the jump... ... More

Day one with Jimmer Fredette at the American Century Championship

Photo by James Ham
  The golf gods smiled down from the heavens Friday at the American Century Championship.  The weather was an incredible 70-degrees, the stars were out everywhere and the tiny white balls fly a lot further at 6,200 feet.  Although we are here to cover Jimmer Fredette, there is a golf tournament that needs to be played as well, complete with winners and paychecks.  Coming into the weekend, Tony Romo, Rick Rhoden and Billy Joe Tolliver were the favorites.  After day one, Jack Wagner (29 points), Chris Chandler (24 points) and Jeremy Roenick (24 points) are leading the way with some of the tournament's favorites still within striking distance. More after the jump... ... More

Audio: Jimmer Fredette American Century Championship Conference Call

Jimmer Fredette just wrapped up a media conference call, talking about playing in this week's American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.  He made the call from Los Angeles, where he is attending the 2011 ESPYs. Highlights Would Jimmer play overseas? - "No, I haven't actually thought about that.  I'm ... More