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updated: 9/10/2012 12:48 PM

Ryder Cup week adds star-studded celebrity lineup

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You might not think comedian Bill Murray, hockey legend Stan Mikita, singer Justin Timberlake, former Bulls star Scottie Pippen, Olympian Michael Phelps and comedian George Lopez have much in common, but they do.

They'll all take part in the first Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf tournament Sept. 25 at Medinah Country Club, host venue of the 39th Ryder Cup.

The celebrities and sports stars -- including National Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks and Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent -- will be paired with past Ryder Cup captains to play 10 holes of Medinah's Course No. 3 as part of a team in a scramble format. PGA of America officials have announced that past Ryder Cup captains expected to attend include Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Dave Stockton, Hal Sutton, Lee Trevino and Lanny Wadkins.

"The 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble will be a lot of fun to watch and is another great activity that Ryder Cup fans who are attending Tuesday's practice round can enjoy," said 2012 Ryder Cup Director Michael Belot. "Our participating celebrities and past Ryder Cup captains are excited to bring their best golf games to Medinah."

The Captains & Celebrity Scramble will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, which is the first day of Ryder Cup practice rounds for the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams at Medinah. Fans with tickets for Tuesday's sold-out practice round will be able to watch the scramble.

Additionally, juniors 17 and younger will be admitted free to the grounds on all practice round days -- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -- during Ryder Cup week if accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. A maximum of two (2) junior tickets may be obtained per Ryder Cup ticketed adult on these days at the Admission Sales/Will Call Office.

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