8AM Golf Invitational headlined by Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon’s fine play
The stars were out in Las Vegas last weekend.
Holing out, that is.
For the second playing of the 8AM Golf Invitational, a celebrity-studded field — led by 8AM partner Justin Timberlake — descended on the Wynn Las Vegas. Athletes, actors and comedians comprised the 28-player field, which was split into Team Wynn and Team Encore, with the players competing in four nine-hole scramble matches. The fun-filled event was sponsored by Cabot, CDW/NetApp, Dewar’s and Greyson Clothiers.
Before play even started, players were gifted some seriously cool swag bags. Check them out below.
When Friday rolled around, the field was eager to get started.
Colt Knost, the CBS Sport analyst and Subpar host, served as MC along with Drew Stoltz (also known as “Sleeze”), and although it was a competition, there was no shortage of fun. Jimmy Fallon kept everyone laughing for two days straight.
After the Day 1 matches came the Dewar’s 19th Hole Shootout, where players took on a 65-yard shot over water for an opportunity to donate to a charity of their choice. Timberlake and former tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki stuck it close. But in the end, the only golf major champion in the field, Michelle Wie West, took the prize, coolly sticking consecutive shots within six feet of the pin. To celebrate its 19-year scotch and the 19th Hole Shootout, Dewar’s donated $19,000 in Wie West’s name to the American Skin Association for winning the competition.
Dewar’s also hosted the bar at the 19th Hole Lounge, where celebs and spectators ate, drank and played games all afternoon.
On Saturday at Wynn, the participants brought their A-games — and they dressed the part as well. From Fallon to NFL Pro-Bowler JJ Watt, we checked out what everybody was wearing.
Fallon may have kept everyone entertained, but that didn’t distract him from getting dialed in. He and Timberlake walked away with the hardware and bragging rights.
There was another important winner, too: $451,000 was raised for charity.