Pairings; Tee Times Set for This Week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 04/29/2003

Pairings and tee times for this week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament have been set. The tournament begins Thursday at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards and Cliffs Valley golf courses. Celebrities will play the Keowee Vineyards course Thursday and Cliffs Valley on Friday. Tee off begins at approximately 7:15 a.m., Thursday and Friday.

Jack Nicklaus tees off at 8:05 a.m. at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards on Thursday.

Celebrity tee times at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards on Thursday are: George Rogers (7:25 a.m.); Gabrielle Reece (7:35 a.m.); Rudy Gatlin (7:35 a.m.); Michael O’Keefe (7:45 a.m.); Steve Bartkowski (7:45 a.m.); Jim Courier (7:55 a.m.); John O’Hurley (7:55 a.m.); Steve Gatlin (8:05 a.m.); Cheech Marin (8:15 a.m.); Ben Wright (8:25 a.m.); Kevin Costner (8:35 a.m.); Jennifer Mills (8:45 a.m.); Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld of Hootie & The Blowfish (1:10 p.m); Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish (1:20 p.m.); Dean Felber of Hootie & The Blowfish (1:20 p.m.); and Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish (1:30 p.m.).

Jack Nicklaus tees off at 12:50 p.m. at Cliffs Valley on Friday. Celebrity tee times at Cliffs Valley on Friday will be: Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld of Hootie & The Blowfish (8:25 a.m.); Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish (8:35 a.m.); Dean Felber of Hootie & The Blowfish (8:35 a.m.); and Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish (8:45 a.m.); George Rogers (12:10 p.m.); Gabrielle Reece (12:20 p.m.); Rudy Gatlin (12:20 p.m.); Michael O’Keefe (12:30 p.m.); Steve Bartkowski (12:30 p.m.); Jim Courier (12:40 p.m.); John O’Hurley (12:40 p.m.); Steve Gatlin (12:50 p.m.); Cheech Marin (1 p.m.); Ben Wright (1:10 p.m.); Kevin Costner (1:20 p.m.); and Jennifer Mills (1:30 p.m.).

All golf will be played at the Cliffs Valley course on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete pairings list, please visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will be played May 1-4, 2003 at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, where amateurs and celebrities will be grouped with Nationwide PGA Tour professionals. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

The tournament is the premier event on the Nationwide PGA Tour and is the only event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 14 lowest scoring teams (10 Pro-Celeb and four Pro-Am) advance to play for the BMW Charity Cup on Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $103,500 from the total purse of $575,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the 48 beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

The first two tournaments have raised over $1 million for charity.

General Admission tickets for the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $20 by calling (864) 297-1660 or through one of the 48 selected charity beneficiaries. Corporate sponsorships and ticket packages that include VIP and Clubhouse tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660. Proceeds benefit local charities.

For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament or sponsorship opportunities call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com or www.bmwcharityproam.pgatour.com.

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