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Tee times delayed, Celebrity Walk cancelled, Hudson withdraws from BMW Pro-Am

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Tom Hancock, left, and Elaine Gillen have been working in the transportation department at Thornblade Club for a week. The department manages 15 BMW to ferry VIPs from the course to their vehicles. 
 

Jim Fair

Tom Hancock, left, and Elaine Gillen have been working in the transportation department at Thornblade Club for a week. The department manages 15 BMW to ferry VIPs from the course to their vehicles. 

 



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Timothy Brannon played a tuneup round of golf Wednesday while Cleveland Christophe introduced him to the nuances of the Thornblad Club course.
 

Jim Fair

Timothy Brannon played a tuneup round of golf Wednesday while Cleveland Christophe introduced him to the nuances of the Thornblad Club course.

 



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Volunteers are learning protocol for patrons and media at Thornblade Club during the BMW Pro-AM that begins Thursday.
 

Jim Fair

Volunteers are learning protocol for patrons and media at Thornblade Club during the BMW Pro-AM that begins Thursday.

 



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A BMW awaits a hole-in-one on this par 3 at Thornblade Club. Overshooting the green could me a trip to the body shop for the vehicle that sits yards behind the green.
 

Jim Fair

A BMW awaits a hole-in-one on this par 3 at Thornblade Club. Overshooting the green could me a trip to the body shop for the vehicle that sits yards behind the green.

 



* Tee Times

• Celebrity course rotation

Update:

All Round One starting tee times have been delayed three hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., tournament officials announced this morning.

Officials from the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced this morning that the Celebrity Walk of Fame has been cancelled for tonight. The event was originally scheduled from 6:45-7:45 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Greenville.

It was also announced this morning that actor Oliver Hudson withdrew due to illness.

From staff reports

The BMW Pro-Am golf tournament begins Thursday morning with tee times at Thornblade Club, Green Valley and The Reserve at 8:30 off the No. 1 and No. 10 holes. Weather permitting.

The forecast is for 100 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms and heavy rain possible in the afternoon. A high temperature of 71 will be accompanied with winds south 10-15 miles per hour.

The field of 168 professionals, 25 celebrities and amateurs will rotate playing the three courses. The low 65 pros (and ties), 10 pro-am teams and low 6 celebrity pro-am teams will play the final round Sunday at Thornblade.

The professional winner will take home $117,000 from the purse of $650,000.

Golf Channel will air the tournament in prime time Thursday and Friday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7-9 p.m.

 

 

 

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