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Day two with Jimmer Fredette at the American Century Championship

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  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.

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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

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  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

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 12 – James Ham from the American Century Championship

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Cowbell Kingdom's James Ham is on location in South Lake Tahoe, taking in the action at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. Highlights
  • Jimmer Fredette tee'd off just before noon and is grouped with ESPN football analyst Herm Edwards and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.
  • According to James, Charles Barkley's swing has shockingly improved.  "He is swinging right-handed and he does not have the hitch in his swing."
  • Michael Jordan faces a stiff fine from the league if he's caught fraternizing with any current players and their families.  "When I was talking to Jimmer's girlfriend, they were told that they could not talk to Jordan because of the lockout."
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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

More Jimmer talking American Century Championship

As James told you in a post yesterday, Jimmer Fredette will participate in the American Century Championship golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this week.  Here are some additional quotes from a conference call media had with Fredette back in May. On his invitation:
I heard they (tournament officials) were in a meeting and all of a sudden they said “We would like to have Jimmer Fredette come play.” My friend’s jaw almost dropped because they’ve never even talked about another collegiate athlete playing in this tournament. To me, that’s just unbelievable because there have been some amazing college athletes to come through the ranks for however long the tournament has been going on.
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