2022 Celebrity Field
In addition to a full PGA TOUR Champions field, the Invited Celebrity Classic features stars from the sports and entertainment worlds. Stay tuned for the 2023 celebrity roster.
Anderson is currently hosting his sixth season of the ABC game show “To Tell the Truth,” a popular primetime re-imagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name. He is also producing “grown-ish” for Freeform and “mixed-ish” for ABC, both “black-ish” spin offs. Anderson is also executive producing “Road Trippin’” with Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion which airs on SnapChat.
Anderson appeared in the Emmy award winning pair of ABC live television specials, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience.” He first appeared as Henry Jefferson in “Live in Front of a Studio Audience : Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’”, and then as himself in the second special, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times,” performing the opening song with Patti LaBelle. Anderson is currently developing the film FOOTBALL OR ME, a romantic comedy by AGC Studios, inspired by the Argentinian comedy “Futbol y Yo.”
Anderson has become familiar to audiences through roles in such prominent films as the Michael Bay blockbuster TRANSFORMERS, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning feature THE DEPARTED alongside a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, and the all-star comedy THE BIG YEAR. Anderson first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey’s sons in ME, MYSELF, AND IRENE and has since appeared in such films as the BARBERSHOP franchise, SCARY MOVIE 3, KANGAROO JACK, EXIT WOUNDS, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE, TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME, MALIBU’S MOST WANTED, MY BABY’S DADDY, AGENT CODY BANKS 2, HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, SMALL TOWN CRIME, THE STAR AND the Academy Award nominated FERDINAND. Most recently, Anderson starred in and was the executive producer of Netflix’s film BEATS, alongside Uzo Aduba and newcomer Khalil Everage.
On the small screen, Anderson brought his talent and humor to his own WB sitcom “All About the Andersons” which was loosely based on his life. Anderson also starred in Fox’s “K-Ville” opposite Cole Hauser and had a recurring role in the police-drama television series, “The Shield,” opposite Michael Chiklis and Glenn Close and in NBC’s “Guys with Kids”. He went on to star as Kevin Bernard in “Law & Order.” Anderson has hosted several culinary focused shows on the Food Network including “Eating America, with Anthony Anderson” and “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson,” as well as served as a regular judge on “Iron Chef America.” For the past two years, Anderson has hosted “Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms,” which is VH1’s annual Mother’s Day celebration to salute moms everywhere. In addition, he’s been a frequent guest host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Anderson has received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, two Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for his popular role in “black-ish.” Additionally, in 2021, he won his seventh individual Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series,” adding to his 16 total Image Award nominations in his career. He has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild awards, BET Awards, and Teen Choice awards as well as one People’s Choice Awards and one Kids’ Choice Awards. Anderson has also hosted the NAACP Image Awards for the past eight years. In 2020 he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Active in his community as an advocate and philanthropist, Anderson will host his fourth annual Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf Classic next year, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Mission and Boys & Girls Club of America. He also proudly serves on the GOOD+ Foundation’s Fatherhood Leadership Council and was inducted into the Class of 2017 Boys & Girls Club of America National Alumni Hall of Fame. Anderson has Type 2 diabetes and is an advocate for diabetes awareness and a spokesperson for the “Getting Real About Diabetes” campaign. Anderson has always been a supporter of his hometown, Compton, California. He has partnered with the City of Compton in holiday food giveaways in the city where they provided food to over 1,000 residents. Last year, he emceed the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ground-Breaking Event to support local youths. In the battle against Covid-19, Anderson joined Mayor Garcetti at a South L.A. clinic to urge communities of color to seek COVID-19 testing. He also co-hosted the “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special, to support African Americans impacted by coronavirus. And in lieu of participating in the Veteran’s Day Parade due to Covid-19, he co-hosted “The 2020 National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall” television special.
Born in 1970, Anderson pursued his acting career as he continued his education by attending Hollywood High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP’s ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from “The Great White Hope.” That performance, along with his dedication to his craft, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University.
Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles.
During his career, Fish won six ATP Tour tournaments and reached the final of four Masters Series. His best Grand Slam tournament results included reaching the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open, 2008 U.S. Open, and 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Fish also won eight career doubles titles. One of Fish’s major accomplishments was winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Since retiring from professional tennis after the 2015 U.S. Open, Fish has also excelled in golf winning the 2020 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship and also the Diamond Resorts Invitational three times.
Prior to the creation of Mike Flaskey Entertainment, Mike garnered more than twenty-five years of senior executive leadership experience in both public and privately held organizations, most recently as the former Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts, a global vacation ownership company. Under his leadership, Diamond Resorts achieved unprecedented growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions, culminating with the successful sale of the company to Hilton Grand Vacations in 2021.
While at Diamond, Mike innovated and created strategic partnerships and relationships with numerous prominent sporting and entertainment professionals that have resulted in the creation and growth of Diamond’s Events of a Lifetime® experiential franchise, the Diamond Concert Series™ and the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, a network-televised, best-in-class LPGA Tournament of Champions/ Celebrity golf tournament. Mike has founded and now serves as the Executive Director of The ClubCorp Classic, a PGA Tour Champions/Celebrity televised golf tournament in Dallas, Texas.
Mike is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of ClubCorp, the largest owner and operator of more than 200 golf and country clubs, city clubs and stadium clubs across the U.S. He is also an independent Board Member of Toronto-based Kognitiv, a global technology-forward, loyalty solutions-driven company. In addition, he is a Member of the Board of Directors for the American Resort Developers Association (ARDA), as well as a part of ARDA’s Executive Committee. While at Diamond, he also served as a Member of the Board for Diamond Resorts. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Limestone University.
Colt Ford is an American country music rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and former professional golfer best known for his music fusing country and hip hop, which has been categorized as “country rap.”
Ford co-wrote and originally recorded the song “Dirt Road Anthem” for his debut album Ride Through the Country; it was later released by Brantley Gilbert, who co-wrote the song, on his 2010 album Halfway to Heaven, and again by Jason Aldean on his album My Kinda Party, also from 2010.
Ford’s fourth album, Declaration of Independence, became his first number 1 album on Top Country Albums.
In 2002 he threw a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay, posted a 21-8 record with a 2.58 ERA, and finished third in Cy Young voting. That same season, Lowe was awarded the Thomas A. Yawkey Red Sox MVP honor. In the 2004 post-season, Lowe posted a 3-0 record and was the winner in the final game of all three post-season series as he helped the Red Sox to their first World Series Championship in 86 years. He also was the 2006 National League saves leader while with the Dodgers. Throughout his career, Lowe played in 681 games with a 176-157 win-loss record and a 4.03 ERA in 2,671.1 innings. He recorded 1,721 strikeouts and 86 saves.
He led the American League in complete games (2003 & 2004) and shutouts (2001 & 2003). Traded to St. Louis in 2005, Mulder finished the season with a 16-8 record, 3.64 ERA, and helped the Cardinals reach the National League Championship Series. He finished his career with a 103-60 record, 4.18 ERA and 834 strikeouts. Mulder has a strong golf game too, winning the American Century Celebrity Golf Championships three times, and the celebrity division of the 2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational.
Selected fifth in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University, Peterson was the only rookie to be selected to the 2011 All-Pro First Team, in addition to being named First Team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015. He holds other Cardinal records including the longest game-winning punt return touchdown in overtime (99 yards), and most punt return yards by a rookie in a season (699). At LSU, he was recognized as the best college defensive back in the country and was a unanimous 2010 All-American, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Jim Thorpe and Chuck Bednarik Award winner.
game-winning goals in 1991-92 broke Bobby Hull’s single-season record. Roenick established a rookie record for points in the playoffs when he picked up 18 in 1990 and was named The Sporting News NHL Rookie of the Year. After his playing days, Roenick transitioned into the studio as an analyst, most recently for NBC’s NHL coverage on “NHL Live,” “NHL Overtime,” and NBCSN’s pre-game and post-game shows for 10 years. Roenick has also published two books titled “J.R.” and “Shoot First, Pass Later: My Life, No Filter.”
In 2017, he was instrumental in helping the Vikings to a 13-3 record and the NFC Championship Game. With his 1,276 receiving yards and 91 receptions, he became the first Viking to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since 2009. For his efforts, Thielen was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro Second Team. A relative unknown after his first two seasons, Thielen became the unsung hero of the Vikings in 2016 leading the team with 967 receiving yards, while also adding 69 catches and five touchdowns.
2022 PGA TOUR Champions Field
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