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Harvick Foundation pro-am brings big names to Wyndham

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GREENSBORO -- Less than 24 hours after winning at Michigan International Speedway, Kevin Harvick was at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship Pro-Am benefiting his foundation.

But his golf skills aren't quite on par with his driving skills, as he's only been playing golf the past six months.

"I was more nervous than I've eve ben in a race car in my whole entire life, I can promise you that," said Harvick. "The only thing I care about was that first tee box and that went well. The rest of the day went very bad. I was having a tough time, maybe I stayed up too late last night. It was definitely a little longer night than the nine o'clock departure that I'm used to to go to bed. It was a good night to celebrate though and a good day to be tired."

Harvick and several other celebrities were put into groups with a PGA Tour golfer, like Jason Gore, and three amateurs. Other NASCAR drivers joining Harvick: lefty Denny Hamlin and Scott Speed, a serious golfer who started taking lessons last year.

Boston Celtics coach, Doc Rivers, made an appearance to support his good friend, Wyndham Vacation Ownership CEO, Franz Hanning.

UNC head basketball coach, Roy Williams, put his golf skills on display.

"Oh, basketball is my livelihood," said Williams. "Golf is just something I do to laugh. I still get frustrated, but every time I get frustrated I remember that saying a guy told me: Roy, you're not good enough to get mad. So I try to remember that part."

The golfers spent more than five hours on the course in the extreme heat, but it was all for a good cause.

"The Victory Junction Gang camp is a big part of what we do and will be a big benefactor of what we do with the tournament this week," Harvick said. "It's fun to come do things to help the community and obviously this event's very important to the community. We live in the community and work in the community, so it's important to us."

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