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Justin Timberlake to host PGA Tour Event

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 14:04 [IST]

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Washington (ANI): Justin Timberlake will be hosting his first PGA Tour event in Las Vegas next year, as a part of a five-year agreement with the PGA that will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Grammy-winning singer will himself play in the celebrity pro-am and will also host a concert during tournament week.

The 26-year-old star said that he was very excited about being part of the tour. "I couldn't be more excited. We will make sure to make this event unique and memorable, and we will raise money for charity while participating in the greatest game ever played. ...,"People quoted him, as saying.

"Raising money to better children's lives while playing golf? I can't think of a better way to pass the time," he said. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said he is looking forward to "an exciting and effective collaboration." The Vegas tour is scheduled for October 13-19, 2008, and it will be renamed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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