Jimmer Fredette will play golf in a celebrity Tahoe tournament before he ever hits a three-pointer for the Sacramento Kings.

The new Kings player, whose arrival in Sacramento prompted a spirited welcome at Sacramento International Airport last week, will play in the 2011 American Century Championship. The 54-hole tournament at Edgewood Golf Course will be televised by NBC and VERSUS on July 15-17.

Among the favorites are last year's winner former football quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver at 4-1 odds and pitcher John Smoltz at 5-1. Not-so-favored by oddsmakers is crowd-pleaser Charles Barkley at 500-1 odds of winning.