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Golf Tournament Tees Up In Irving With Celebrity Players

Professional golfers and 50 celebrity players are coming to Irving for the inaugural ClubCorp Classic at the Las Colinas Country Club from April 19-24. The event is an officially sanctioned PGA Tour Champions event and will undoubtedly put Irving in the national spotlight.

“It’s no surprise that ClubCorp chose Irving to host this event,” said Mayor Rick Stopfer. “Not only are we a world-class city, but the Las Colinas Country Club is one of the best courses in Texas and has a long history of hosting tournaments of this caliber.”

Among the confirmed celebrity players are NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers; actors Alfonso Ribeiro, Brian Baumgartner and Anthony Anderson; baseball Hall of Famer Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez; and former Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo, Emmitt Smith and DeMarcus Ware.

The tournament features a professional prize purse of $2 million, among the largest outside the major championships, as well as a $500,000 celebrity prize purse. Tickets for the competitive rounds, April 22-24, are available at with prices ranging from $35 for a single-day ticket to $75 for a three-day pass. Residents can watch the event on the Golf Channel (check with cable providers for channel listing).

For more information on the ClubCorp Classic, visit


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