Celebrity Course Rotation Announced for Upcoming

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 05/11/2009

Celebrity course rotations for the upcoming BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today. Celebrities that are scheduled to compete in this year’s event include: Steve Azar, Lucas Black, Javier Colon, Jason Dohring, Oliver Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Mills, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Pena, Dennis Quaid, George Rogers, Joe Don Rooney, Stefanie Schaeffer, Sterling Sharpe, Kevin Sorbo, Kordell Stewart, Dabo Swinney, Paula Trickey, Gary Valentine and Ben Wright.

Celebrities will play the following course rotations:

Thursday:

Thornblade Club:

  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Michael Pena
  • Jason Dohring
  • Oliver Hudson
  • Sterling Sharpe
  • Kordell Stewart
  • Jennifer Mills

The Carolina Country Club:

  • Dennis Quaid
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Terry O’Quinn
  • Dabo Swinney
  • Stefanie Schaeffer
  • Javier Colon

Bright’s Creek:

  • Steve Azar
  • Gary Valentine
  • Joe Don Rooney
  • Lucas Black
  • Paula Trickey
  • George Rogers
  • Ben Wright

Friday:

Thornblade Club:

  • Steve Azar
  • Gary Valentine
  • Joe Don Rooney
  • Lucas Black
  • Paula Trickey
  • George Rogers
  • Ben Wright

The Carolina Country Club:

  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Michael Pena
  • Jason Dohring
  • Oliver Hudson
  • Sterling Sharpe
  • Kordell Stewart
  • Jennifer Mills

Bright’s Creek:

  • Dennis Quaid
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Terry O’Quinn
  • Dabo Swinney
  • Stefanie Schaeffer
  • Javier Colon

Saturday:

Thornblade Club:

  • Dennis Quaid
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Terry O’Quinn
  • Dabo Swinney
  • Stefanie Schaeffer
  • Javier Colon

The Carolina Country Club:

  • Steve Azar
  • Gary Valentine
  • Joe Don Rooney
  • Lucas Black
  • Paula Trickey
  • George Rogers
  • Ben Wright

Bright’s Creek:

  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Michael Pena
  • Jason Dohring
  • Oliver Hudson
  • Sterling Sharpe
  • Kordell Stewart
  • Jennifer Mills

Sunday:

All golf is played at Thornblade Club (only the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advance to play Sunday’s final round).

The 2009 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament will be played May 14-17 at Bright’s Creek Golf Club (Mill Spring, N.C.), The Carolina Country Club (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Thornblade Club (Greer, S.C.) golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by the Golf Channel®.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $126,000 from the total purse of $700,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide Tour. Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the 78 tournament beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

The first eight tournaments have raised $6.7 million for 125+ area charities.

For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteerism, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.

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