Mark Mulder wins third consecutive American Century Championship

18 January 2006: Mark Mulder tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Bermuda Dunes, CA.
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Former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher Mark Mulder breezed to victory on Sunday at the American Century Championship from Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada. His dominance at the event continues, having already taken home the crown each of the past two years, making him the first champion to three-peat the event.

He still has a ways to go up the leaderboard, as another former Major League pitcher, Rick Rhoden, holds the record with eight victories at the tournament, with the most recent coming back in 2009.

The tournament began in 1990, and plays under abbreviated rules of just 54 holes, but is considered to be the premier celebrity golf tournament. Rhoden was around in those days, winning his first ACC crown in 1991.

Mulder had a nine-year major league career in which he made the All-Star team on two occasions (2003, 2004) and finished second in the race for the American League Cy Young in 2001. His five-year peak from 2001-2005 was a dominant period of time for him, before his career was ultimately cut short due to myriad injuries, last pitching in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008.

Finishing in second place at the event was another MLB pitcher, Derek Lowe, who won 176 career games and hung up his spikes in 2013. He finished tied with former tennis player Mardy Fish, who retired in 2015.

Rounding out the rest of the field was Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry in fourth place and former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick finishing in fifth.

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