Ryder role for Timberlake
Movie star/singer announced as Team Ambassador for Medinah
Last Updated: July 25, 2012 9:30am
Justin Timberlake: Huge golf fan
The PGA of America has announced that Justin Timberlake will serve as the first-ever Team Ambassador for the USA at this year's Ryder Cup.
The event takes place at Medinah Country Club in Illinois from September 28-30 and the popular musician, actor and golf enthusiast will appear at the Ryder Cup Gala on September 26 at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois, as well as the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies on September 27.
"The Ryder Cup continues to generate incredible excitement as September approaches, and Justin Timberlake's involvement is an added bonus for one of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski.
"Golf has been a lifelong passion of mine."
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"The Ryder Cup is truly a global event, and Justin is a household name internationally. As someone who is passionate about golf, he's the perfect fit to be a Team Ambassador, and The PGA of America is proud to have his support for the 2012 Ryder Cup."
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love said: "As captain, I'm very excited to have Justin on board as an Ambassador for the U.S. team.
Genuinely loves the game
"He's a true champion for our sport, and I've been very impressed with his commitment to growing golf and sharing his passion with others. He genuinely loves the game. I know golf fans are going to embrace his participation and share in his excitement for the Ryder Cup."
Timberlake, who already hosts the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, is thrilled to have the opportunity to experience the Ryder Cup first-hand and lend his support to the US team.
"Golf has been a lifelong passion of mine - whether I'm out playing the game, working on the course at Mirimichi or sharing my love for the sport with others," he said.
"There is no greater stage for the sport than the Ryder Cup, and I'm proud to be an Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and take part in such a time-honored event. It's going to be a special week for golf fans around the world, me the most."