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Capitals’ Oshie Finishes 11th At American Century Championship

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Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
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Washington Capitals center T.J. Oshie truly can do it all. Hitting the links once again for the annual American Century Championship, Oshie put together a strong showing to finish 11th in the celebrity golf tournament.

The ACC ultimately ended in a three-man sudden-death playoff at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Nevada. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo emerged victorious.

Oshie was leading after a stellar showing in the first round while playing with the Carr brothers. On the par-5 18th in Round 1, Oshie made a 13-foot eagle putt to finish Day 1 with 21 points. He put up 13 in Round 2 and a total of 47 in the tournament.

“Usually, I’m extremely nervous at this tournament, which is why I’m lucky if I’m in the red numbers by the end,” Oshie told AP. “But the nerves kind of settled down with those guys. I was just hitting some shots. The putter was really hot.”

Oshie wasn’t the only NHL representative at Edgewood. Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski was also teeing off in the tournament, finishing third. Mike Modano also participated.

Other notable names included athletes Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Steph Curry, as well as personalities Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano and more.

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The 35-year-old is coming off an injury-riddled year with Washington, where he posted 11 goals and 14 assists in 44 regular-season games. After battling for adversity, Oshie dominated in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He led the Capitals with four goals and seven assists in six games against the Florida Panthers.

Oshie said he needed some time to recover, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp in the fall.

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