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President Clinton To Play In Celebrity Golf Tournament

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LA QUINTA (CBS) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to hit the links Saturday in the Humana Challenge golf tournament.

The Humana Challenge begins Thursday morning with professionals like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas. Celebrity players include singers Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper, Michael Bolton; actors Morgan Freeman and Don Cheadle and basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

The tournament will be played at the La Quinta Country Club and the Palmer and Nicklaus Private Courses at PGA West, and airs live on Golf Channel 12-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Clinton will tee off with a foursome that includes Humana chairman and CEO Mike McCallister, World Golf Hall of Famer and former World No. 1 Greg Norman and three-time PGA Tour winner Scott McCarron at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

The former president’s Clinton Foundation hosted a health conference, “Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation,” in Indian Wells Tuesday.

Tickets to the even can be purchased at HumanaChallenge.com, by calling (888) 672-4673, at Lumpy’s in La Quinta and Rancho Mirage and Albertsons throughout the Coachella Valley.

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