24 celebrities commit for BMW Pro-Am

Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Terry O’Quinn will be back at the BMW Charity this year. He took time to speak to many fans, including Greer's Lindsay Stevens in the photo above.

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Terry O’Quinn will be back at the BMW Charity this year. He took time to speak to many fans, including Greer's Lindsay Stevens in the photo above.

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Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) will also be back this year.

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Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) will also be back this year.

Twenty-four celebrities have committed for the 12th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament May 17-20. The announcement was made today as Oobe, a tournament sponsor, presented a check for $60,000 to the tournament at Greer’s Thornblade Club.

Celebrities included are first-time participants:  actor Anthony Anderson of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama “Law & Order”, Rascal Flatts bass guitarist Jay DeMarcus, actor Danny Masterson of TBS’s “That ‘70s Show”, actor Grant Show of FOX’s “Melrose Place”, and Holly Sonders, host of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive”.

Joining the above celebrities are Steve Azar, Lucas Black, Mark Bryan, Javier Colon, Jeffrey Donovan, David James Elliott, Dean Felber, Bruce Greenwood, Oliver Hudson, Josh Kelley, Greg Kinnear, Cheech Marin, Rob Morrow, Terry O’Quinn, Joe Don Rooney, Wyatt Russell, Kevin Sorbo, Gary Valentine and Patrick Warburton.

“We are so thankful and excited to have this caliber of celebrities travel from across the country to the Upstate to donate their time and talents in support of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation,” said Tournament Director Darin MacDonald. “This is a signature event for our community and the state of South Carolina, and I can’t stress the importance that it plays for our 27 benefiting charities. We are extremely grateful that they are willing to take time out of their schedules to join us.”

McDonald said four or five more celebrities may be added.

The tournament, played at Thornblade Club, Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer Course and Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, will have a field of 168 Nationwide Tour pros with amateurs and celebrities. The final round, May 20, will be played at Thornblade Club.

Proceeds benefit 27 non-profits in the Upstate and western North Carolina. Tickets are $10 to $100 and may be purchased at buybmwtickets.com.

Hootie & the Blowfish will perform in concert May 18 in downtown Greenville. Guitarists Mark Bryan and Dean Felber will also be competing in the Pro-Am.

The First Tee program will host five teams of pros, celebrities and youths  in a scramble event Saturday after the Pro-Am.

Jay Haas will host the First Tee Pro-Am on Monday at the Chanticleer Course. Among the pros scheduled to participate are Bill Haas, Tommy Biershenk, Kyle Thompson, Willie McGirt, Larry Mize, Jeff Sluman and Rocco Mediate.

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