by Jeff Skinner
President Clinton has certainly taken a leading position in the rebuilding of the Humana Challenge. He’s recruited Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson to play and used his connections to attract dozens of America’s most powerful people to participate in the many forums leading up to the tournament. But when the tournament tees off he’ll be sitting out as he leaves the golf to the many celebrities and amateurs that will walk alongside the pros. Maybe Clinton will decide to tee it up next year with some of these well known celebs. Here’s a list of the brave celebrities that will show their stuff at the Humana Challenge this week.
Craig T. Nelson/Kyle Stanley “Coach” plays in any Pro-Am he can and he plays well. He’s a 5 handicap. It seems like he has been around forever, he’s in everything.
Alice Cooper/Trevor Immelman Cooper, the originator of “shock rock” and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member plays to a 6 and plays just about every day, without any snakes.
Michael Bolton/Tim Herron The folks at The Humana saw fit to pair Bolton with fellow ladies man Herron. The question is who’s the wingman, Bolton or Lumpy?
Lucas Black/Blake Adams Black has credits from “Fast and Furious” to “Jarhead.” We last saw him in “Seven Days in Utopia.” He played a golfer looking for redemption. Maybe he’ll find some in the desert.
Morgan Freeman/Kyle Thompson Freeman was just honored at The Golden Globes for his illustrious career in film. The 18 handicapper will do his best to act like a pro this week. How can you not cheer for “Red” from “Shawshank Redemption.”
Julius Irving/Jerry Kelly Long before LeBron, Kobe and Jordan there was “Dr. J” leaping from the foul line to dunk over anyone and everyone. He was the man then and he’s the man now.
Billy Crudup/Erik Compton Crudup has won a Tony Award and has been in “The Watchman” and “Almost Famous.” He plays to a 3 and gets to play with the most inspiring player on tour.
Smokey Robinson/Seung-Yul Noh Robinson is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member and often called the “King of Motown.” The 15 handicapper and former leader of “The Miracles” may need one to get through this week.
If the folks at The Humana Challenge gave me my choice I’d have to play with Dr.J. The sight of him flying through the air, red, white and blue ball in his hand, is still as fresh in my mind as if it happened yesterday. Plus, he’s a 15 and I’m a 14. I may just have a chance of beating one of the all time great athletes. Sure, like I would ever have a chance.