NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The 16th Annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am is bringing golf and some star-power to the Grand Strand. The event tees off Monday morning at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach.
The tournament raises money for a variety of charities, all benefiting children in South Carolina. The event, started by the members of Hootie and the Blowfish, has grown to annually include plenty of celebrities and professional golfers.
"We've got [PGA Tour golfer] Jim Furyk, [PGA Tour golfer] John Daly, [NFL Hall of Fame QB] Dan Marino," said musician Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. "It's always a great group of celebrities and pros that come out to support us. Come out and see one of your favorites."
The celebrity field's main concern is raising money; but make no mistake, there is pride on the line. Each pro-am team has at least one celebrity and one professional, and these golfers are playing to win.
"This year Furyk's on my team, so I plan to win it," Rucker said. "I like to win every other year."