Barefoot Resort & Golf, located in North Myrtle Beach will be host of the 18th Annual Hootie and The Blowfish- Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, to be held on Monday, April 9th, 2012. This will mark the 10th Anniversary that The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf has hosted the event. For the past six years, the event has had a sellout crowd of 6,000.
The event features one of the most star-laden fields in tournament history with many of the biggest names in the music, television and movies, sports and the professional golf world. Featuring in last year’s event were the likes of PGA TOUR players Jim Furyk, John Daly, Chris DiMarco, Brian Gay and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey; former Coastal Carolina University and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Tyler Thigpen; professional wrestling legend Ric Flair; former Chicago Bears quarterback and Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon; former heavyweight boxing champion James “Bonecrusher” Smith; NASCAR stars Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip; LPGA golfer and Myrtle Beach area native Kristy McPherson; and the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. The team of Thompson and Wright finished at 19-under par along with PGA TOUR player and South Carolina native Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey and country singer Colt Ford, and the team of PGA TOUR player Ken Duke and former NFL wide receiver Sterling Sharpe. PGA TOUR player Kyle Thompson and former major league pitcher Jaret Wright broke a three-way tie in a sudden death chip-off to claim victory in the 17th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am.
The event will once again be highlighted by the national broadcast of ESPN Radio’s popular show “Mike & Mike in the Morning” featuring hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The live national broadcast will air from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. taking place on the No. 1 tee at The Dye Club. The broadcast will be simulcast on ESPN 2.
The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as the friendly competition between the band and their celebrity and PGA professional friends. Over the past 16 years, the Monday After The Masters has donated more than $4.5 million to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.