PGA Tour Player Ken Duke and Football Star Sterling Sharpe Capture 2012 Monday After the Masters

April 9, 2012

Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan enjoy the Monday After the MastersThe six-person team led by PGA Tour player Ken Duke and former NFL star Sterling Sharpe captured the 2012 Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title with a 20-under par score of 52.

The squad led by Boo Weekly and former NBA star Jason Williams finished second at 19-under par.

For the seventh consecutive year a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans packed The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf to watch their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in the 18th annual Monday After The Masters tournament in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Headlining the star-laden tournament were PGA TOUR players Jim Furyk and John Daly, LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam; professional wrestling star Ric Flair; Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon; NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip; and LPGA player and Myrtle Beach area native Kristy McPherson.

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Representing the music world were country sensations Colt Ford, Jack Ingram, Steve Azar and Johnny Lee; R&B singer Javier Colon; singer-songwriter Edwin McCain; Andrew Copeland of Sister Hazel and Dan Tyminski of Union Station. Former Major League Baseball stars Bret Saberhagen and Chuck Finley also participated.

Woody Austin, Kris Blanks, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Robert Gamez, Lee Elder and DJ Trahan, were among the current or former PGA Tour players that participated.

The 2012 Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament kicked off Sunday night with a Live Auction and Pairings Party at the House of Blues. Proceeds from the event go to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation which supports the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and the educational needs of children in South Carolina.

About the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament
One of the most popular celebrity pro-am golf tournaments in the country, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as the friendly competition between the band and their celebrity and PGA professional friends. Over the past 18 years, the Monday After The Masters has donated more than $5 million to the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing.