Justin Timberlake Has a New Title: Team AmbassadorJustin Timberlake’s added a new job to his resume. The 2012 Ryder Cup has named the pop singer/actor as the first-ever Team Ambassador for the upcoming 39th Ryder Cup to be held September 25-30th. The Ambassador role doesn’t seem to have any actual duties attached to it, and kind of sounds like a glorified water boy position – without the whole fetching water part of the job.
As Ambassador, Justin Timberlake will take part in the Ryder Cup Gala on Sept. 26th in Rosemont, Illinois and the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies on Sept. 27 at Medinah Country Club. Tough job…
“The Ryder Cup continues to generate incredible excitement as September approaches, and Justin Timberlake’s involvement is an added bonus for one of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski in the official press announcement. “The Ryder Cup is truly a global event, and Justin [Timberlake] is a household name internationally. As someone who is passionate about golf, he’s the perfect fit to be a Team Ambassador, and The PGA of America is proud to have his support for the 2012 Ryder Cup.”
“As Captain, I’m very excited to have Justin [Timberlake] on board as an Ambassador for the U.S. team,” added 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III. “He’s a true champion for our sport, and I’ve been very impressed with his commitment to growing golf and sharing his passion with others. He genuinely loves the game. I know golf fans are going to embrace his participation and share in his excitement for the Ryder Cup.”
Timberlake responded to the title by saying, “Golf has been a lifelong passion of mine – whether I’m out playing the game, working on the course at Mirimichi or sharing my love for the sport with others. There is no greater stage for the sport than the Ryder Cup, and I’m proud to be an Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and take part in such a time-honored event. It’s going to be a special week for golf fans around the world, me the most.”
Source: The PGA of America