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

Greenville, S.C. - 04/27/2004

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.

Gary Player tees off at 7:55 a.m. at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards on Thursday. 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: Steve Gatlin (7:15 a.m.); Jennifer Mills and Branford Marsalis (7:25 a.m.); George Rogers and Don Edwards (7:35 a.m.); Kurt Russell and Lou Holtz (7:45 a.m.); Marc Player and Steve Bartkowski (7:55 a.m.); John O’Hurley and Steve Nicklaus (8:05 a.m.); Alice Cooper (8:15 a.m.); Cheech Marin and Catherine Bell (8:25 a.m.); Ben Wright and Christine Baumgartner (8:35 a.m.); Rudy Gatlin and Kevin Costner (8:45 a.m.).

Gary Player tees off at 12:40 p.m. at Cliffs Valley on Friday. Jack Nicklaus tees off at 12:50 p.m. at Cliffs Valley on Friday.

Celebrity tee times at Cliffs Valley on Friday will be: Steve Gatlin (12 noon); Jennifer Mills and Branford Marsalis (12:10 p.m.); George Rogers and Don Edwards (12:20 p.m.); Kurt Russell and Lou Holtz (12:30 p.m.); Marc Player and Steve Bartkowski (12:40 p.m.); John O’Hurley and Steve Nicklaus (12:50 p.m.); Alice Cooper (1 p.m.); Cheech Marin and Catherine Bell (1:10 p.m.); Ben Wright and Christine Baumgartner (1:20 p.m.); Rudy Gatlin and Kevin Costner (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 will be played April 29-May 2, 2004 at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, where amateurs and celebrities will be grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

The tournament is one of the premier events on the Nationwide Tour and is the only event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day better-ball competition. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

General Admission tickets for the 2004 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $20 through one of the 29 selected charities or by calling (864) 297-1660. Each of the 29 charities will receive $15 (75%) back from every $20 general admission ticket that it sells. In order for the charities to receive proceeds, tickets much be purchased directly from them. Children 14 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Corporate sponsorships and ticket packages that include VIP and Clubhouse tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660.

The first three tournaments have raised over $1.65 million for charity.

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.

Owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour is in its 15th season, its second with Nationwide serving as the umbrella sponsor. The 2004 season will consist of 31 events played in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Panama. Purses will exceed $15.8 million this year. The Top 20 money winners on the season will automatically earn playing privileges on the PGA TOUR for 2005. The Tour is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and its web site is www.pgatour.com.

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