Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am on Tour

Ryan Floyd hits an approach shot to 18th green at Thornblade    
Lucas Black from NCIS: New Orleans

The PGA Tour runs the Tour, which held their annual BMW Charity golf tournament over the weekend in Greenville. The Tour is often thought of as the proving ground for younger players with aspirations for making it to the lucrative PGA Tour. Yet the winner of the 2015 BMW event is 45-year old golf veteran Rod Pampling, further defining the Tour as the place where professional players of any age can tee up their dreams.

Of course the BMW Charity tourney isn’t all about pro golf, they also have a celebrity division that brings stars from television and sports to play golf on Thursday through Saturday. The lion share of the acting stars came from the realm of television and included Frankie Muniz, child star of Malcom in the Middle, and Terry O’Quinn of LOST fame. NCIS New Orleans sent Lucas Black to Greenville. But maybe the top two fan favorites came from Seinfeld, John O’Hurley better known as Mr. Peterman and Patrick Warburton, or 'Putty.'
 A part of the duties for any celebrity, besides playing three consecutive rounds of golf, is to stop and sign a few autographs and also to make a few photos. In most cases the stars are gracious, but Lucas Black and Patrick Warburton seemed genuinely pleased to sign the most trivial of mementos, and of course to take plenty of selfies with fans. Their star power held up just fine while stepping out of TV land and into their golf game.

To view this feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Tour click 2014.

To view past blog entries for the RBC Heritage click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013

To view past blog entries from The Masters click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2009

To view past blog entries from the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island click on 2012

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