Patrick Mahomes will face off against 2 rival chefs at a charity event
Fresh off his narrow loss in Las Vegas at Capital One’s The Match, Patrick Mahomes II will make another appearance in the golfing world this summer to compete in the American Championship of the Century for the second year in a row.
He is joined by Kansas City Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce, confirmed by WHO that he and Mahomes were in Nevada at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on July 5 with a retweet from the actor Photo by Miles Teller which said: “Come back like we never left!!”
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Josh Allen and Derek Carr among celebrities playing golf for charity
When Mahomes teamed up with AFC rival Josh Allen for The Match, many knew it wouldn’t be long before friends turned foes again. The speculation was that this would happen the next time the pair of quarterbacks took to the football field opposite each other in October, but it turns out the ACC Tournament will speed up the process.
Allen is one of the celebs this weekend, and he’s joined by Las Vegas Raiders flagman Derek Carr, among others.
A former Chiefs quarterback will also try his luck, former Mahomes mentor Alex Smith. You can find the complete list of competitors on the Golf Channel website, which includes NFL greats like Aaron Rodgers, Steve Young, Larry Fitzgerald, Jerome Bettis, Dwight Freeney, Charles Woodson, Brian Urlacher, Emmitt Smith, Tony Romo, Jerry Rice, Mike Vrabel and many others.
Outside of football, some of the biggest stars are Justin Timberlake, Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley, Joe Buck, Nick Jonas, Ray Romano, Jake Owen, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Teller and last year’s champion Vinny Del Negro.
According to Golf Channel, “the group of more than 80 players includes 13 Hall of Famers, 17 Most Valuable Player award winners, multiple Cy Young awards, and Emmy and Grammy winners.”
The winner of the ACC tournament will win $125,000, usually donated to a charity of their choice. In total, the event includes a cash prize of $600,000, which will be distributed according to the final ranking.
Beginning Friday, July 8 at 3:00 p.m. CST, the the tournament will be available on Peacock and NBC Sports Digital, as well as Golf Channel at 6:30 p.m. CST. Over the weekend, NBC Sports and Peacock will broadcast the event from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.
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The biggest rival of 2022?
Although Carr and the Raiders are part of the division – and have added to their roster with Davante Adams and Chandler Jones, as well as a change in head coaching regime with Josh McDaniels – Allen and the Buffalo Bills are certainly the most great rivals on paper.
The Chiefs knocked the Bills out of the NFL playoffs in consecutive seasons and in 2021, it took one of the craziest fourth-quarter comebacks in recent memory to get the job done. Going further, most NFL power rankings and analysts have ranked Buffalo as the most comprehensive roster in the AFC today.
That makes the AFC East challenger one of Kansas City’s biggest obstacles once again, though the defending conference champion Cincinnati Bengals also deserves a mention here.
Within the division, the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos are also expected to pose formidable threats in 2022. Both have strengthened in the offseason with additions like Russell Wilson, JC Jackson, Khalil Mack, DJ Jones and more.
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