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NBC’s Dylan Dreyer, Soccer Legend Landon Donovan, Eight-Time NBA All-Star Vince Carter and Country Music Star Chris Lane to Tee Off LPGA Season in Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions

Annual celebrity golf tournament will welcome approximately 50 entertainment and sports stars to play alongside top LPGA Tour pros

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV), a premier vacation ownership and experiences company, announces that NBC’s Dylan Dreyer, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Landon Donovan, eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter and country music star Chris Lane will be among those joining the field for the 2024 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. As the kickoff to the LPGA Tour season, the HGV Tournament of Champions brings together entertainment, music and sports celebrities to compete alongside top LPGA Tour winners in one of golf’s most unique events.

“Hosting the HGV Tournament of Champions has become an annual celebration of our passion for growing the sport of women’s golf,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Each year, we strive to take the tournament to new heights, and I’m confident that this year’s event is already shaping up to be unforgettable for all involved.”

Celebrity participants competing at the 2024 HGV Tournament of Champions will also include:

  • Defending tournament champion, Olympic tennis medalist Mardy Fish
  • World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sörenstam
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Woodson
  • "All I Need" singer and actor Jack Wagner
  • ​​Golf host and content creator Hally Leadbetter
  • Actor and comedian Larry the Cable Guy
  • NASCAR driver Austin Dillon
  • “The Bachelor” TV personality Wells Adams
  • “The Bachelor” TV personality Ben Higgins
  • Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen
  • Former NBA player Courtney Lee
  • World Series Champion Jon Lester
  • World Series Champion Derek Lowe
  • MLB All-Star Jeff McNeil
  • MLB All-Star Whit Merrifield
  • NCAA National Champion Head Coach Urban Meyer
  • World Series Champion Kevin Millar
  • MLB All-Star Mark Mulder
  • “Antman” actor Michael Peña
  • World Series Champion Albert Pujols
  • NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick
  • World Series Champion John Smoltz
  • AMA Motocross Champion James "Bubba" Stewart
  • Major League Soccer All-Star Taylor Twellman
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher

This year’s tournament will honor the life of beloved pitcher-turned-broadcaster Tim Wakefield who passed away in October. Wakefield, a five-time Tournament of Champions participant and Florida native, was known for his knuckleball and remembered for his monumental legacy of community service and philanthropy.

The four-day tournament will be held on Jan. 18-21, 2024, at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club’s prestigious championship golf course in Orlando, Florida, and will be televised nationally on NBC and Golf Channel. LPGA Tour winners from the previous two seasons will compete for $1.5 million in official prize money while celebrities compete for a separate purse of $500,000. To celebrate the return of the highly anticipated tournament, HGV is hosting an exclusive media event today that includes a press conference and panel discussion with Dylan Dreyer, Chris Lane, Hally Leadbetter and Ricki Lasky, LPGA’s chief tour business and operations officer.

The HGV Tournament of Champions is renowned for offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences on and off the golf course, including a three-night private concert series to be headlined this year by Pitbull, Elle King, Styx and REO Speedwagon. The tournament is part of the HGV Ultimate Access experiential travel program, which offers members exclusive access to more than 4,000 high-end dinners and wine tastings, celebrity meet-and-greets and immersive sporting events each year. The company recently partnered with the ​​FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX to provide members luxurious front-row seats to one of the largest sporting events in Las Vegas history.

To learn more about the tournament and inquire about sponsorship opportunities that provide exclusive access to the tournament and concert series, visit

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company and is the exclusive vacation ownership partner of Hilton. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets, and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. Hilton Grand Vacations has a reputation for delivering a consistently exceptional standard of service, and unforgettable vacation experiences for guests and more than 525,000 Club Members. Membership with the Company provides best-in-class programs, exclusive services and maximum flexibility for our Members around the world. For more information, visit

About the LPGA

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s premier women’s professional golf organization. Created in 1950 by 13 pioneering female Founders, the LPGA, whose members now represent more than 60 countries, is the longest-standing professional women’s sports organization. Through the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour, the LPGA Professionals, and a joint venture with the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA provides female professionals the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf at the highest level. In addition to its professional tours and teaching accreditation programs, the LPGA features a fully integrated Foundation, which provides best-in-class programming for female golfers through its junior golf programming, and its LPGA Amateurs division, which offers its members playing and learning opportunities around the world. LPGA aims to use its unique platform to inspire, transform and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.

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About the LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour is the world’s leading competitive destination for the best female professional golfers in the world. The Tour hosts more than 30 annual events across 10 countries for over 200 Active Players, awarding total prize funds exceeding $118 million and reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. Follow the LPGA Tour on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel.

About Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Recognized as one of the world’s top private golf club communities, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club sits at the heart of Lake Nona, one of the fastest growing and innovative master-planned communities in America that is establishing a new standard of living for its residents with groundbreaking initiatives around technology, mobility, and wellbeing. For more than 35 years, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has delivered exceptional Central Florida living, combining natural splendor with a dynamic lifestyle amidst a sanctuary of luxury estate homes. The unique opportunity to live and play at Lake Nona is enhanced by a wealth of amenities, including a Tom Fazio-designed, championship golf course, a fully equipped golf performance center, a 40,000-square-foot Clubhouse, an array of sports and recreational facilities and services, and a trio of waterways. Guided by a continual pursuit of excellence, highlighted by exceptional family experiences and outstanding service, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club will continue to set the benchmark for lifestyle-driven club communities for years to come.

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About Lake Nona

Planned and developed by the Tavistock Development Company, Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing and most innovative communities in America. Located in Orlando, Florida, the 17-square-mile community has established a new standard of living for its residents with groundbreaking initiatives around technology, mobility, and wellbeing. Lake Nona is located contiguous to Orlando International Airport in the most visited destination in the U.S. The smart and connected community’s advanced infrastructure and commitment to collaboration has drawn visionary companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe to join its living lab environment accelerating economic growth and opportunity across health and life sciences, education, hospitality, and sports and performance. Lake Nona’s attractive business ecosystem is enhanced by a thriving cultural landscape defined by iconic architecture and engaging public art installations, miles of trails and walkable green spaces, weekly signature events, shopping, dining and entertainment options set amongst Central Florida’s beautiful natural landscape and year-round sunshine.

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