Pacquiao to participate in celebrity golf tourney


Posted at Jun 19 2011 07:23 PM | Updated as of Jun 21 2011 09:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is set to participate in a celebrity golf tournament on July 12-17 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Pacquiao will make his debut in the 22nd Annual American Century Championship golf tournament, according to

The Filipino boxing icon will join other sports legends and Hollywood celebrities in the tournament.

Other athletes set to participate in the tournament include NBA legends Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, current players Jason Kidd, Shane Battier and Ray Allen, football Hall-of-Famers John Elway and Marshall Falk, as well as former US Vice President Dan Quayle.

The complete list of participants can be found here.

Oscar de la Hoya is also included in the list of guests, but it is not sure if “Golden Boy” will be able to participate as he is currently undergoing rehabilitation for alcohol and drug addiction.