Poker pros in high-stakes golf game

If you want to say hello to some of the biggest names in poker, you should visit the Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas where nine poker professionals are gathered to play a $9 million golf game later today.

Quite a few of the top poker players are big golf enthusiasts, and it's not unusual for them to wager even larger sums on the golf course than they do at the poker table. Today, for instance, nine players, in three teams, will wager $1 million each on a golf competition.

The first team consists of 11 WSOP-bracelets winner Phil Hellmuth, Billy Walters, who owns the golf course where the game is taking place, and 1994 WSOP Main Event winner Russ Hamilton. Hamilton is actually wagering the exact sum he was awarded for his first-place finish in 1994.

The second team, the old-timers, is made up of three-time bracelet winner Dewey Tomko, World Poker Tour commentator Vince Van Patten and Doyle Brunson, who was betting on golf even before the members of the last team, the young guns, were born.

The young-guns team consists of poker professional and experienced golf player Erick Lindgren, three-time WSOP winner Daniel Negreanu and two-time WSOP winner Josh Arieh.

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