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At least the NFC West commands respect on the golf course.
Check out the leaderboard at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. Trent Dilfer, Jerry Rice and Ken Whisenhunt are contending through the first round.
I've singled out a few NFC West-themed pairings for display in the chart at right. Full pairings here.
Dilfer trails first-round leader Tony Romo by four points. Whisenhunt, paired with John Elway and Rice in a group teeing off at 9:55 a.m. PT Saturday, is eight points back. NFC West alums Marshall Faulk and Trent Green are also playing, as is former Cardinals quarterback Neil Lomax.
Green's game apparently needs some work. His score through one round -- minus-15 -- would be sensational in regular golf, but not in a Stableford scoring system that awards six points for eagles, three points for birdies, one point for pars, no points for bogeys and minus-2 points for double-bogeys.
Side note: If Whisenhunt hits into the group ahead of him, he could strike pupil-turned-nemesis Ben Roethlisberger, whose group tees off 10 minutes earlier. Fore!
Tee Time (Pacific) Group Number Golfer Points 10:15 27 Trent Dilfer 23 10:15 27 Dan Quinn 21 10:15 27 Billy Joe Tolliver 21 9:55 23 John Elway 19 9:55 23 Ken Whisenhunt 19 9:55 23 Jerry Rice 19 8:35 7 Mario Lemieux 11 8:35 7 Marshall Faulk 11 8:35 7 Anfernee Hardaway 11 8:40 10 Bret Saberhagen 3 8:40 10 Jim McMahon 3 8:40 10 Neil Lomax 2 10:00 26 Digger Phelps -12 10:00 26 Dennis Haysbert -17 10:00 26 Trent Green -15 Posted by ESPN.