Patrick Mahomes’ NFL offseason has featured plenty of golf. Last month, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback teamed with Josh Allen for Capital One’s The Match, where the duo narrowly lost to the pair of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Mahomes, however, had a solid showing; he now has more golf to play. This weekend, he’ll be among the participants at the American Century Championship, an annual celebrity golf tournament held each summer at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada.
There will be plenty of current and former athletes in the field for the three-round event, which takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Among the 87 participants will be former tournament champions Vinny Del Negro (2021), Mardy Fish (2020), Tony Romo (2018 and 2019) and Mark Mulder (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Not everybody in the field is a current or former pro athlete, though. Singer Nick Jonas and comedian Colin Jost are among the 12 first-time participants in this year’s tournament. Before the 2022 edition gets underway, here are several predictions for some of the notable names in the tournament.Although Mahomes isn’t a bad golfer, he wasn’t among the front-runners at the American Century Championship in his first two years at the event.
The Chiefs quarterback finished in a tie for 38th and a tie for 50th in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Mahomes nevertheless has had plenty of practice in recent months. Not only did he participate in Capital One’s The Match in the last month, but the four-time Pro Bowler also hosted the Aloha Golf Classic in Hawai’i. Mahomes’ game should be feeling on the up heading into the 2022 American Century Championship.
Will Mahomes contend for the win at the tournament? That’s unlikely, considering there are some participants who are more renowned for their talent on the fairway. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if Mahomes posts a career-best finish at the event; an appearance higher up the leaderboard is certainly on the cards.