Justin Timberlake to Join Celebrities and Golf Greats at Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge
Justin joins celebrities Mark Wahlberg, Kid Rock, Dude Perfect, Roger Clemens, Luke Combs, and Tracy Lawrence and golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and Lee Trevino and many other legendary golfers from around the world.
Legends of Golf event connects people to nature, illustrates importance of conservation and honors our military and veterans through College of the Ozarks
RIDGEDALE, Mo. – Four-time Emmy award-winning actor and 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician Justin Timberlake will tee up in special competitions this month at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, which is emerging as America's next great golf destination in Missouri's Ozark Mountains. Proceeds from the event will be used to honor our military and veterans.
Timberlake, the beloved Tennessee native – named twice by TIME Magazine as one the 100 most influential people in the world – has sold more than 32 million albums and 56 million singles in his solo career alone, making him one of the most popular artists on the planet.
An avid golfer and sports fanatic, Timberlake will compete in the inaugural Legends Competition on Saturday, April 27th, and the third annual Celebrity Legends Shootout on Sunday, April 28th, joining a field that includes actor, producer and businessman Mark Wahlberg; singer-songwriter and actor Kid Rock; and viral internet sensation, Dude Perfect's Tyler Toney, alongside golf legends including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Ben Crenshaw.
"Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf is all about having a good time and showcasing the natural beauty of the Ozarks to golf fans from around the world," said noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, who has been developing a series of remarkable nature-based golf courses in his native Ozarks to help connect more people to the outdoors. "We're fired up to welcome Justin to Big Cedar Lodge to provide him and our fans with an experience unlike any other. This year's event will be bigger than ever, and we couldn't be more excited to have Justin joining us for all the fun."
Tickets now available
Fans can purchase tickets to see Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg and Kid Rock compete up close alongside golf’s living legends for just $25 per day. Daily tickets include access to a series of events and activities:
- Saturday (April 27):
- Legends Competition featuring Timberlake, Wahlberg, Rock, Nicklaus, Player, Trevino and others
- Family Fun Day, with all children ages 17 and under receive free admission with a paying adult; Dude Perfect will make a special appearance; plus gifts and prizes
- Second round of the PGA TOUR Champions tournament
- Sunday (April 28):
- Third-annual Celebrity Legends Shootout featuring Timberlake, Wahlberg, Rock, Nicklaus, Player, Trevino and more
- Final round of the PGA TOUR Champions tournament with a special trophy presentation to this year’s winning team
Additional daily tickets are also on sale for Pro-Am and early tournament play:
- Wednesday (April 24) and Thursday (April 25):
- Legends of Golf Pro-Am, this year featuring 11-time Major League Baseball All-Star and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, country music stars Luke Combs (Wednesday only) and Tracy Lawrence alongside other special guests
- Friday (April 26):
- First round of the PGA TOUR Champions Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament, including the first professional round played on the new Ozarks National course designed by renowned golf architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Since Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge’s inception in 2014, the tournament has helped establish Patriots Park on the campus of College of the Ozarks (“Hard Work U”). The reverent park is home to a series of memorials honoring sacrifices made by American soldiers and their families in defense of our freedom, with specific monuments established for the Vietnam War, Gold Star Families, the Korean War among others. This year a new memorial honoring all those who sacrificed for the Global War on Terrorism will be dedicated.
To order tickets and check when celebrities will be on-site at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, call 1-800-347-4426 or here
Tiger Woods Kids' Golf Clinic kicks off 2018 Legends of Golf tournament week with a bang!
Stunt planes flying over the crowd. Skydivers parachuting down onto the range. A bounce house shaped like a giant bass. Fishing ponds. Animals from Wonders of Wildlife. Water and popcorn to keep the kids happy and hydrated. Free and fun, the Tiger Woods Kids' Golf Clinic had all of this and more...including the big man himself!
Thousands of golf fans descended on Buffalo Ridge on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and the weather didn't disappoint. With the sun out and the temperature a pleasant 76°, Tiger was introduced to cheers from thousands of fans. Many had been waiting a lifetime (literally!) to see the man who's been the biggest name in golf since his Masters win in 1997. And there he was, healthy and playing golf again after multiple surgeries on his back, presenting young golf enthusiasts with a chance to learn from a true legend.
Introduced by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Tiger expressed his gratitude to be able to put on a clinic at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf event. "All I know is that I'm so thankful," said Tiger. "Last year at this point in time I didn't know if I would be able to swing a club again. So to be here with all of you guys is just a blessing. Thank you!"
He began with his usual warmup routine—reminding kids to always start with a sand wedge and work up to the driver—and warmed up his achy-but-now-healthy back by hitting some shorter shots...including one that he purposely aimed at a nearby drone! Reminding the crowd that this was his first chance to hit balls since competing in The Masters the first week of April, Tiger soon broke out his 3-wood for a few of his trademark "stingers".
Then, to the crowd's delight, out came his new driver. High hooks, low hooks, high fades, low fades—Tiger hit them all, on demand, all the while providing commentary to entertain the crowd. He even hit several shots at (and over) the "W" in the "Welcome Tiger" signage out on the range at Buffalo Ridge, proving once again that he still has the clubhead speed and length to test the bounds of ANY golf range or golf course.
He wrapped things up by taking questions from the kids surrounding him, giving everyone in attendance insight into one of the greatest minds in all of sports. He described how long his longest drive was (half a mile...on an airport tarmac), how he once hit a drive from one continent to another (in Istanbul), and who his toughest competitor was (himself).
As he said his goodbyes and thanked everyone for coming out to see the Kids' Golf Clinic, Tiger took a moment to reflect. With Traci Stewart, wife of the late, great Payne Stewart, sitting just a few feet away, Tiger described his recently announced collaboration with Johnny Morris to design Payne's Valley, a new 18-hole golf course, at Big Cedar Lodge. "I'm just very lucky and very thrilled. I hope that when this is all said and done, you'll get a chance to play Payne's Valley with your family and friends and just enjoy being out there."
For one very special day in the Ozarks, golfers young and old had a chance to see the greatest golfer of his generation, and to dream about what it might be like to play a local course just down the road designed by Tiger Woods.
In 2019, when Payne's Valley is scheduled to open for public play, that dream will become a wonderful new reality.
2018 Fishing Pros
- Bill Dance
- Roland Martin
- Jimmy Houston
- Kevin VanDam
- Jonathon VanDam
- Edwin Evers
- Ott DeFoe
- Timmy Horton
- Rick Clunn
- Mark Zona
- Brian Snowden
- Woo Daves
- Chris Daves
- Randy Howell
- Chris Lane
- Andy Montgomery
- Ish Monroe
- Doc Seger
- Eric Prey
- Jeff Durr
- JP Sell
- Bobby Albert
- Bill Brewer
- Tim Sainato
- Lyle Caldwell
- Tony Weldele