Each year Cristie Kerr invites some of her high-profile friends to play alongside her at the Celebrity Golf Classic. Get to know the celebrities that will be joining her on the field and at the charity events this year.
To-date, Cristie has accumulated 20 LPGA victories, including two major Championships (2007 U.S. Women’s Open and 2010 LPGA Championship), 9 Solheim Cup appearances, 4 Wendy’s Three tour victories and over 180 top ten finishes. Her career earnings of over $18 million make her the highest earning American women’s golfer of all-time and 3rd overall in the history of the LPGA Tour. In 2011 Cristie was honored with the Muhammad Ali Award for Sportsperson of the year and is a two-time ESPY winner for Female Golfer of the Year.
Morgan Pressel is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour. In 2001, as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. She was the 2005 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year, and won the 2006 AJGA Nancy Lopez Award. She turned pro at age 17, and is the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major championship, which vaulted her to a career-high fourth in the world rankings.
Kristy earned full status on the LPGA Tour in 2009. She’s a member of the Victorious U.S. Team in the 2009 Solheim Cup. Kristy appeared on the Golf Channel reality show The Big Break VI, which was filmed during a two-week period in late June and early July 2006. Kristy is the first Big Break contestant in series history to compete in the Solheim Cup.
Alison Lee is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She was ranked number 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 16 weeks in 2013–14. She has over $1.25 million in career earnings and was a member of the 2015 Solheim Cup. Winner of the ANNIKA Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate female in 2014. WGCA All-American and Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Year.
Jason Kidd was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994. He later played with the Phoenix Suns and the New Jersey Nets. In 2012, Kidd signed with the New York Knicks. Over his career, he became a 10-time NBA All-Star and an Olympic gold medal winner. He announced his retirement from the sport in 2013.
An American former professional ice hockey player. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks over the course of his 18 NHL season career and represented Team USA in numerous international tournaments. On November 10, 2007, he became the third American-born player to score 500 goals.
Dwight Hicks is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Toronto Argonauts in 1978, the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the Indianapolis Colts in 1986. After a phenomenal career on the field, Dwight is now creating a successful career in the entertainment industry. With roles in several feature films, including Armageddon, The Rock, Cartel War, Sunny and Ray Ray, and Virginia.
Holmqvist was born in Switzerland. After finishing high school in Stockholm she moved to the United States and played college golf at Tulane University for a year before transferring to University of California, Berkeley and the California Golden Bears. She got a taste of the LPGA Tour in 2014 when she played in ten events after earning partial status by finishing in a tie for 44th at the 2013 LPGA Qualifying Tournament. She secured her 2016 LPGA Tour membership by finishing fifth on the 2015 Symetra Tour money list.
Colt 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".
Kay Cockerill is an on-course reporter and analyst for the Golf Channel. She also contributes to the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club as well as the Women’s NCAA Golf Championships. Cockerill played on the LPGA Tour for nine years. She is the only female golfer in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, where she won six times and was a two-time All-American.
Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. His restaurant, The French Laundry, is a perennial winner in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World. He is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants. He currently holds seven Michelin stars total: three at Per Se, three at The French Laundry, and one at Bouchon.
Beatriz is a Spanish professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. While studying economics at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Recari qualified for the Ladies European Tour in November 2005 and turned professional at age 18 for the 2006 LET season.
Sterling Sharpe is a five-time Pro Bowl (1989, 1990, 1992–1994), three-time NFL Receptions Leader, two-time NFL Receiving Touchdowns Leader, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and Retired #2 Gamecocks Jersey.
Kenny is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at retirement, was ranked fifteenth among all-time stolen base leaders with 622.
First Canadian-born quarterback to start in the NFL and win the Super Bowl MVP award, doing so in Super Bowl XXVI. Mark is a 2× Super Bowl champion (XXII, XXVI); Super Bowl MVP (XXVI); and 2× Pro Bowl (1989, 1991).
Bill Cartwright is an American retired NBA basketball player and a former head coach with the Chicago Bulls. A 7'1" center, he played 16 seasons for the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics, helping the Bulls capture consecutive championships in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Debbe Dunning is an American actress, model, executive producer, host, spokesperson and comedian. Dunning played Heidi Keppert, the "Tool Time girl", on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. She had guest-starred in an episode of the show in an earlier season. She has also appeared on 1988's Dangerous Curves and the American Gladiators Celebrity Challenge.
Madelene Sagström is a Swedish professional golfer. Sagström played college golf with the LSU Lady Tigers team at Louisiana State University. She joined the Symetra Tour 2016 where she finished inside the top-5 in her first five starts. After victories at both the Chico Patty Berg Memorial and the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic, Sagström lead the tour's money list race with a wide margin, meaning she all but sealed her spot in the LPGA 2017 rookie class.
Éric Gagné is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995. He was statistically the most outstanding closer in the game, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003. During that period, he set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities. The phrase "Game Over" was heavily used by the Dodgers and the media in connection with his appearances to finish close games.