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BMW Charity Pro-Am Gets Underway Thursday

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The celebrity course rotations for this week's BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament were announced today along with new celebrity commitments. John O'Hurley will join the list of celebrities for the 2013 tournament.

 

John O'Hurley has hosted numerous television shows, including Family Feud and The National Dog Show presented by Purina. He's also known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and as a contestant on the first season of Dancing with the Stars. This will be O'Hurley's sixth appearance in the tournament.

                   

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

 

Sunday:

All golf is played at Thornblade Club (the 16 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advance to play Sunday's final round).

 

The 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will take place May 16-19 at Thornblade Club, Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer course and, new for 2013, The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

 

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR's Web.com Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Web.com 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 16 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 $117,000 from the total purse of $650,000.

 

Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has raised more than $9.25 million for 150+ charities. The tournament is a leading charity event on the Web.com Tour.

 

The 2013 charities include:  100 Black Men of the Upstate, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Spartanburg, Dogs for Autism, The First Tee of Greenville, Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., Harvest Hope Food Bank, JDRF - Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), New Foundations Home for Children, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), Play Safe, Inc., The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville, Spiritual Two-A-Days, and The Walker Foundation for the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind.

 

The charities earn funds through tournament-sponsored programs including ticket sales, one-day pro-am team sales, and volunteer recruitment.

 

When patrons purchase tickets online at bmwcharitygolf.com, 100 percent of the purchase price of $10, $25 and $50 tickets can be donated to one of the tournament's charities. Volunteers can earn funds for their favorite tournament charity by choosing one of the 20 charity partners to benefit from their workdays as a volunteer. Also, charities that sell a team in one of the tournament's one-day pro-ams will retain 50% of the purchase price.

 

Complimentary daily grounds admission is granted for all active duty, retired, Reserve military and veterans, along with their dependents; a valid ID is required for entry. Complimentary daily grounds admission is also granted to all youth 14 and under who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

 

Founded, owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's greatest stage. Beginning in 2013, all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for each new season will come through the Web.com Tour.

 

For sponsorships and playing opportunities in 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation visit bmwproam.com or contact Mike Ivester at (864) 630-9276 or mivester@sccharities.org.

 

For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation call (864) 297-1660, visit the tournament's website bmwcharitygolf.com or follow the tournament's social media pages at www.facebook.com/BMWCharityProAm and @BMWCharityProAm.

 

2013 Tournament Courses:

 

Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and has consistently ranked among the best courses in South Carolina. The course is located in Greenville, S.C. and will host play Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Visit gccsc.com for more information.

 

The Reserve at Lake Keowee, a new tournament course for 2013, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that begins in a quaint Village Center, journeys through beautiful mountain landscapes and finishes lakeside with four holes in play along Lake Keowee—one of the purest lakes in North America. The course is located 45 minutes from Greenville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and will host play Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Visit reserveatlakekeowee.com for more information.

 

Thornblade Club was designed by Tom Fazio and is the home of many PGA TOUR professionals, including Jay Haas, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Kyle Thompson and Charles Warren. Located in Greer, S.C., Thornblade Club will host all four rounds of tournament play Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19. Visit thornbladeclub.com for more information.

 

2013 Ticket Information:

 

To order tickets, visit bmwcharitygolf.com. One-hundred percent of the purchase price of $10, $25 and $50 tickets can be donated to one of the tournament's 20 charity partners. Parking is included with all tickets.

 

Online ticket sales close on Friday, May 10. For ticket sales from May 11-15 call 864.297.1660. Your tickets will be left at the TD Convenience Center at the course you specify. During tournament rounds tickets can be purchased at the gate at each course. Gates open at 7am each day. 

 

DAILY CREDENTIAL - $10 - Grants access to the grounds at one of the tournament courses one day during tournament play.

 

PATRON CREDENTIAL - $25 - Grants access to the grounds at all three tournament courses Thursday, May 16, thru Saturday, May 18, and at Thornblade Club on Sunday, May 19.

 

CLUBHOUSE CREDENTIAL - $50 - Grants access to the grounds at all three courses and access to the clubhouse at Thornblade Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee Thursday, May 16 thru Saturday, May

18. This credential also grants access to the grounds and clubhouse at Thornblade Club on Sunday, May19. Clubhouse Credential holders may purchase breakfast, lunch and beverages in the clubhouse at

Thornblade Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

 

TWO-MEAL CLUBHOUSE CREDENTIAL - $75 - Includes the same privileges as a Clubhouse Credential plus two meals in the clubhouse dining room at Thornblade Club or The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

 

FOUR-MEAL CLUBHOUSE CREDENTIAL - $100 - Includes the same privileges as a Clubhouse Credential plus four meals in the clubhouse dining room at Thornblade Club or The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

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