Former ATP Top 10 player Mardy Fish has won a celebrity golf tournament which featured several sporting greats.
Mardy Fish wins American Century Championship
The former World No. 7 and winner of six ATP titles in his career, Fish won the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf event with the $600,000 purse going to charity organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, the Equal Justice Initiative and Lake Tahoe regional non-profits.
Others, who participated in the event included former World No. 4 James Blake, Stephen Curry, Jerry Rice, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Canelo Alvarez. The 38-year-old Fish jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration after his win.
He said, "I've wanted to play well here for a long time. It just doesn't suit my eye very well, so I haven't put it all together. And thankfully I put it all together yesterday because it wasn't today and it wasn't Friday."
Former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams came in second while Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz was third. Golden State star Stephen Curry was fourth Speaking after his win, Fish said, "This is the least amount of golf I've played going into one of these things, so maybe there's something to that.
Maybe there's something to riding in the cart with no caddie, maybe. But maybe I was just due for a win here.
I can hit it with most people. And then if I can make some putts, I can play really well. I didn't light it on fire today or the first day.
So I had one great day, but it was enough”. Blake finished tied for 26th in the tournament. Besides his six tournaments, Mardy Fish also reached the final of four Masters Series events: Cincinnati in 2003 and 2010, Indian Wells in 2008, and Montreal in 2011.
His best results at Grand Slams are reaching the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open, the 2008 US Open, and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Fish also won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, losing to Nicolás Massú. He retired after the 2015 US Open and since January 2019 Fish is captain of Davis Cup team, replacing Jim Courier.