Kraft Nabisco Championship celebrity pro-am to begin today

Celebrity pro-am set to start at 7:15 a.m. at Mission Hills Country Club

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Celebrity golfers were set to begin two days of pro-am play Tuesday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major tournament of the year.

Tee time for the tournament's celebrity pro-am is 7:15 a.m. at the Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

Celebrities Ray Romano, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, Alice Cooper, Joe Theismann, Scott Wolf and Ron Perlman. World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, a three-time winner of the Kraft Nabisco, will host the pro-am.

The tournament's Legends Junior Challenge, in which local middle and high school female golfers compete, starts at 9 a.m. on the Palmer Course. The winner will play in the tournament, which runs through Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for the celebrity pro-am and $25 for any one-day ticket -- valid Thursday to Sunday -- and $225 for a weeklong pass, which includes valet parking. Tickets for the 18th Green Suites, which include private seating, food, drinks and parking, start at $180.

For tickets, call (760) 324-4546 or go to www.kncgolf.com.

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