American Century Championship hopeful it can still host tournament in July

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake watches his ball after hitting off the 17th tee during the final round of the 2019 American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe. (Jonathan Devich/Getty Images)

The American Century Championship, one of the most popular events in Northern Nevada every summer, remains hopeful it can host its annual tournament in July despite the coronavirus outbreak canceling a number of high-profile local events, including the Reno Rodeo.

The ACC, which is scheduled to be held the second week of July at Edgewood Tahoe at Stateline, said in a statement Wednesday it is doing its due diligence on requirements to hold this year's event.

"NBC Sports and American Century Investments are continuing extensive due diligence in efforts to conduct the 2020 American Century Championship as scheduled, July 8-12," the tournament said. "These efforts include strict adherence to health and safety guidelines with state and local authorities to ensure the protection of all participants. We sincerely appreciate your patience and interest and will inform you immediately upon the decision."

The star-studded golf tournament culls some of the world's biggest stars, including Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Jerry Rice and Tony Romo, who has won the last two events.

One of the main draws of the ACC is fans' ability to mingle and get autographs from some of the biggest sports stars in the nation. Last season, the ACC set an overall attendance record with 60,530 fans showing up at Edgewood over the the week.

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