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GAA Alumnus Chad Pfeifer to play American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament

May 22, 2014

The American Century Championship is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this year and is reaching out to military members and veterans in appreciation of their service. As part of this initiative, Retired United States Army Corporal Chad Pfeifer, a Golf Academy of America graduate and Iraqi War veteran, will join the field in competition for $600,000 in prize money and will be recognized for his service.

Corporal Pfeifer, a three-time winner of President George W. Bush's Warrior Open and the 2011 National Amputee Tournament champion, is a PGA Club professional at the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona. While serving in Iraq in 2007, Pfeifer's life changed when a bomb exploded under the patrol vehicle he was driving and he lost his left leg above the knee.

Corporal Pfeifer used golf as part of his recovery. He attended Golf Academy of America to learn the business end of the sport and now brings his competitive skills to the 80-player field at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, where John Elway, Steph Curry, Aaron Rodgers, Jerry Rice, Jason Kidd and Andy Pettitte hold forth each year.

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