I’m not a big golf fan. I did know about the celebrity tournament that was held on Monday, April 12. But I didn’t realize it was the 16th Annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament. Kind of makes me want to know who was in the 15 previous tournaments. Maybe I should pay a little more attention to golf.
Here’s a press release I received about the event.
Hootie & The Blowfish’s 16th Annual Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament is pleased to announce this year’s tournament winners were a six-person team led by PGA TOUR player DJ Trahan and country music singer Steve Azar with a score of 18-under par. Placing second in the event was Hootie & The Blowfish drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld’s team paired with Pro Dustin Johnson; third was Darius Rucker with Pro Jim Furyk; and fourth place was Colt Ford paired with Tommy Gainey—all three teams boasting 17-under par. Jack Ingram placed seventh with Pro Darron Stiles. For the fifth consecutive year a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans packed The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf to see their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“This is our eighth year at Dye Club, and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out, beautiful weather, and stellar field of celebrities and pros attending this year,” said Tournament Director, Paul Graham.
Darius Rucker, lead singer for Hootie & The Blowfish and 2009 CMA New Artist of the Year, commented, “This year’s event has been phenomenal, and we’re so thankful to all our sponsors, friends, pros, and supporters for making this our favorite golf event each year.”
The 2010 Monday After The Masters Tournament featured one of the most star-laden fields in tournament history with many of the biggest names in the music, television and movies, sports and the professional golf world. Headlining the 16th annual tournament were PGA TOUR players Jim Furyk, John Daly and former Coastal Carolina University star Dustin Johnson; professional wrestling legend Ric Flair; NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino; former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon; former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar; NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip; LPGA golfer and Myrtle Beach area native Kristy McPherson.
Representing the music world were country sensations Colt Ford, Jack Ingram, Steve Azar and Johnny Lee; R&B singer Javier Colon; pop rock performer Edwin McCain; musician Branford Marsalis; Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips; Andrew Copeland and Ken Block of Sister Hazel and Dan Tyminski of Union Station. Actors participating in the 2008 Monday After The Masters included Tom Berenger and actress Paula Trickey.
The PGA TOUR was well represented by Woody Austin, Ricky Barnes, Ben Bates, Rich Beem, Mark Blakefield, Kris Blanks, Josh Broadaway, Scott Brown, Kris Cox, Chris DiMarco, Ken Duke, Matt Every, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Robert Gamez, Bill Kratzert, Cliff Kresge, Spencer Levin, Mark Lye, John Maginnes, William McGirt, Jim McGovern, David Mobley, Garth Mulroy, Larry Rinker, Lee Rinker, Charlie Rymer, Darren Stiles, Nicholas Thompson and DJ Trahan.
The 2010 Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament kicked off Sunday night with a Live Auction and Pairings Party at the House of Blues. Every year, the Live Auction raises money for the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation which supports the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and the educational needs of children in South Carolina.
Time to head out of here. You guys have a great Wednesday, and don’t work too hard! Talk to you later.