Aaron Rodgers is hiding from football questions by playing in ‘The Match’ and other golf events

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Whether Aaron Rodgers shows up at Green Bay Packers training camp later this month remains a big question mark, but count on him next week at the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, as part of a golf-filled summer that also includes a match in Montana.

Rodgers is preparing for the next installment of “The Match,” the fourth edition of the made-for-TV event — this one coming at the spectacular Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, which sits at an elevation of roughly 7,500 feet.

Reigning U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau will play with Rodgers. Phil Mickelson will again play with Tom Brady, with whom he partnered in The Match II against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning last May.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, at 5 p.m. ET, just after the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, where DeChambeau returned as defending champion, and two days before the John Deere Classic.

As for the course, The Reserve at Moonlight Basin is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and is listed at No. 3 on Golfweek’s Best private courses in the state of Montana.

Rodgers has been a regular at the celebrity golf tournament that will welcome back fans July 6-11 after spectators weren’t allowed last year due to COVID-19 protocols. Pairings have not yet been announced for the first round on July 9, but the list of golfers includes plenty of Rodgers’ buddies.

Miles Teller is one of them. Rodgers and fiancee Shailene Woodley vacationed in Hawaii in May with the actor and his wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller, who posted Instagram photos of the foursome hiking and swimming.

Brian Baumgartner, the actor who played Kevin Malone on the American version of “The Office,” first met Rodgers at the American Century Championship in 2008. He told People Now in 2020 that was his first year at the event, and he was sitting next to a guy at a blackjack table who told him he was a big fan.

“It turned out he was Aaron Rodgers. I had no idea who he was. No clue. This is the summer before he became a starter,” Baumgartner said. “I was like, ‘Oh, you’re the Cal guy who’s never going to play because of Brett Favre, right?’ And we became very, very good friends since that time.”

Retired Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, who is part of Rodgers’ entourage at the Kentucky Derby every year, Packers fan Justin Timberlake, comedian Larry the Cable Guy and former Packers player Charles Woodson are some of the other 80-plus celebrities with connections to Rodgers.

Practice rounds are July 7 and 8. NBC and NBCSN will televise the tournament live beginning at 4 p.m. CDT July 9 and 1:30 p.m. CDT July 10 and 11.