GREENVILLE, SC (May 12, 2017) —Super Bowl hero Aaron Rodgers, baseball legend Chipper Jones and America’s Funniest Home Videos host Alfonso Ribeiro are among the familiar faces set to tee off at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation May 18-21 at Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Furman University Golf Club. Tournament officials have announced course rotation for the celebrities:
Furman – Thursday; The Preserve – Friday; Thornblade – Saturday: Josh Beckett (former MLB player); Tim Brando (FOX Sports broadcaster); Andy Buckley (actor, Odd Mom Out); Larry the Cable Guy (comedian); Michael Collins (ESPN golf analyst); John O’ Hurley (actor, Seinfeld); Lisa O’ Hurley (Fashion Designer); Paul O’Neill (former Major League Baseball player); Alfonso Ribeiro (host, America’s Funniest Home Videos); Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
The Preserve – Thursday; Thornblade – Friday; Furman – Saturday: Jonathan Banks (actor, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul); Mark Bryan (Hootie and The Blowfish); Chandler Catanzaro (New York Jets); Carmine Giovinazzo (actor, CSI:NY); Scott Henry (comedian); Chipper Jones (former MLB player); Richard Karn (actor, Home Improvement); Russ Ortiz (former MLB player); Paula Trickey (actress/Pacific Blue); Tim Wakefield (former MLB player); Justin Wheelon (Emmy Award-winning producer)
Thornblade – Thursday; Furman – Friday; The Preserve – Saturday: Kim Alexis (actress/model); Jose Alvarez (former MLB player); Steve Azar (country music artist); Chris Barron (Spin Doctors); Dean Felber (Hootie and The Blowfish); Colt Ford (country music artist); Dan Jansen (Olympian); Preston Pohl (The Voice); Gary Valentine (actor/Kevin Can Wait)
Alexis, Banks, Collins, Felber and Trickey are updates to the original celebrity roster, which was first announced on April 20.
On Sunday, the ten lowest scoring pro-amateur teams and six lowest scoring pro-celebrity teams will advance to play in the final round at Thornblade Club.
“Many of the celebrities are happy to sign an autograph or take a quick selfie with fans, but it’s safe to assume they will only have a moment,” said McIntyre Hargrove, Communications Manager. “Have your pen in hand or your camera all set to snap the photo as soon as you say ‘hello.’ It’s also very important for fans to understand that tournament play cannot be interrupted, so you will need to catch your favorite celebrity as they are exiting the course after they’ve finished for the day.”
Gates open for round one at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 18.
The tournament will be played at three courses in Greenville County, including the Preserve at Verdae, Furman University Golf Club and the Thornblade Club.
Tickets for the tournament start at $10 with packages going to $80. You can buy them at each course.
The Celebrity Concert starts at 6 p.m. Thursday in downtown Greenville. The free concert will feature celebrities from this year’s tournament.