This weekend, Washington Capitals winger TJ Oshie is participating in what is called the super bowl of celebrity sports: the American Century Championship. Held at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada, Oshie joined 80 pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities such as Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, Larry The Cable Guy, Ray Romano, and Roger Clemens for the opportunity to win a share of the tournament’s $600,000 purse.
After the first round Friday, Oshie’s two points puts him in a tie for 46th place with former Orioles and Yankees pitcher David Wells. See the full leaderboard here. Oshie shot 14 over par, registering a birdie on holes three and eleven.
Oshie was joined at ACC by his wife Lauren and his two children, Lyla and one-month old Leni.
Lauren posted an adorable photo of the family from the course.
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Oshie was interviewed during the first round of play by NBCSN.
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You and your wife Lauren just had your second child. What’s it like for you to have the balancing act of being a professional hockey player – come out here and compete like this – and also have the family life with two very young children?
TJ Oshie: It comes pretty easy for me just from growing up from a really good family. You go to the rink. When you go to the rink, you play hockey. You come home it’s family time. Same thing out here – although I’ve had the little girl on a couple tee boxes with me. It’s great. I’m glad the little girls can come out and watch daddy hack it up with these guys.
For all of us Washington Capitals fans, is next season going to be the season?
TJ Oshie: You know, I don’t want to come right out and say it. There’s a lot of hurt over the last couple of years. I’m sure there is for the fans as well. We’re fired up. We’re excited. We’re going to take another run at the regular season title and everything else after that.
On Saturday during Round Two, Oshie will be paired with NBA guard Andre Iguodala and NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Finally, for no particular reason, here’s a photo of Kathryn Tappen posing with Justin Timberlake.
A photo posted by Kathryn Tappen (@kathryntappennbc) on
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