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Bob Gillespie

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

South Carolina’s ‘A List’: BMW Charity Pro-Am offers young guns, celebrities

Posted 5/10/2013 11:33:00 AM

The Web.com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am, which tees off at three Upstate golf courses this coming week (May 16-19), doesn’t claim to have the sort of star power that PGA Tour events such as the AT&T National Pro-Am offers each year. Clint Eastwood won’t be teeing it up in Greenville – but a number of familiar faces from TV and movies will.

The tournament, which spotlights the Web.com Tour’s up-and-coming golf professionals, also has announced its daily rotation of celebrities who will play each of the tournament’s three courses – Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer Course, Thornblade Club and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reserve at Lake Keowee, near Sunset – with John O’Hurley, cast member of the series “Seinfeld,” a late addition to the lineup.

O’Hurley also is familiar as host of “Family Feud” and The National Dog Show presented by Purina. His J. Peterman character on “Seinfeld” established his reputation with fans, and he also participated in the first season of “Dancing with the Stars.” O’Hurley is making his sixth BMW Charity Pro-Am appearance.

Others scheduled to appear include Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell; musicians Mark Bryan and Dean Felber (of Hootie & the Blowfish), Javier Colon and Edwin McCain; National Hockey League Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky; and actors Anthony Anderson (“Law & Order”), Craig T. Nelson (“Coach”), Lucas Black (“The Fast and The Furious”) and Kurt Russell (“Silkwood,” “Big Trouble in Little China”), among others.

Below is a daily lineup of stars at each course for the first three rounds. The tournament concludes on Sunday, May 19, with all players at Thornblade. The 16 lowest-scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams after three rounds will advance to that final round.

Thursday

Thornblade Club: Brad Brownell, Andy Buckley, Jay DeMarcus, Danny Masterson, Michael Pena, Joe Don Rooney, Paula Trickey, Patrick Warburton

The Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course: Lucas Black, Mark Bryan, Javier Colon, Dean Felber, Edwin McCain, Ryan Merriman, John O’Hurley, Terry O'Quinn, Grant Show

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Anthony Anderson, Steve Azar, Jeffrey Donovan, Greg Ellis, Wayne Gretzky, Oliver Hudson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kirk Muller, Craig T. Nelson, Kurt Russell, Gary Valentine

Friday

Thornblade Club: Lucas Black, Mark Bryan, Javier Colon, Dean Felber, Edwin McCain, Ryan Merriman, John O’Hurley, Terry O'Quinn, Grant Show

The Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course: Anthony Anderson, Steve Azar, Jeffrey Donovan, Greg Ellis, Wayne Gretzky, Oliver Hudson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kirk Muller, Craig T. Nelson, Kurt Russell, Gary Valentine

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Brad Brownell, Andy Buckley, Jay DeMarcus, Danny Masterson, Michael Pena, Joe Don Rooney, Paula Trickey, Patrick Warburton

Saturday

Thornblade Club: Anthony Anderson, Steve Azar, Jeffrey Donovan, Greg Ellis, Wayne Gretzky, Oliver Hudson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kirk Muller, Craig T. Nelson, Kurt Russell, Gary Valentine

The Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course: Brad Brownell, Andy Buckley, Jay DeMarcus, Danny Masterson, Michael Pena, Joe Don Rooney, Paula Trickey, Patrick Warburton

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Lucas Black, Mark Bryan, Javier Colon, Dean Felber, Edwin McCain, Ryan Merriman, John O’Hurley, Terry O'Quinn, Grant Show