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Eberle ready for Oil Country Championship

by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

The Celebrity Pro-Am that will kick off the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON is just three days away and Oilers forward Jordan Eberle said he's looking forward to the event.

"It'll be a good event," Eberle told Oilers NOW radio host Bob Stauffer. "I know there's a lot of alumni coming back, there's a lot of current players coming. We've been away from each other, as far as teammates, for the last three, four months, so it'll be nice to rekindle a little bit and play some golf and do it for a good cause."

The inaugural event will also see Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and newly acquired Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson among the celebrity lineup that will see them tee off alongside Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada pros.

"It's funny, we [as a team] don't really get to play with each other as much as we probably want," said Eberle. "Maybe one or two rounds during the season if we have a couple of days off. But I know Nuge is a good player… I think, generally, if you're a hockey player, you usually have a decent swing. You hit the ball pretty far it's just a matter of if it goes straight or not."

The Celebrity Pro-Am will be played at Edmonton's Glendale Golf and Country Club on Monday, July 25.

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