News & Tours
February 17, 2016

Report: Justin Timberlake and Mark Wahlberg added to Rory McIlroy vs. Rickie Fowler primetime exhibition

On Tuesday it was announced that Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler would be facing off in a primetime, under-the-lights exhibition, with the proviso that the top-5 players would be joined by celebrity partners for the made-for-TV event at Detroit Golf Club.

According to Detroit's ABC affiliate, the stars in question are entertainers Justin Timberlake and Mark Wahlberg, although neither has confirmed their involvement.

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Timberlake and Wahlberg participated in last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with both making their presence felt: Wahlberg wore a matching ensemble with Bubba Watson, while Timberlake serenaded the gallery with song, as well as the Carlton Dance.

The event will be held on June 7, a week before the U.S. Open. The broadcast will be shared by Golf Channel and CBS, and will be the first primetime golf exhibition in the United States since 2005.