The 24th annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course was called after approximately 90 minutes due to inclement weather.
“We’ve enjoyed so much beautiful weather over the years, but Mother Nature won today,” tournament director Paul Graham said. “We would like to have played more, but rain doesn’t damper the tournament’s mission: to raise money for charity. We appreciate the support of our fans, players and sponsors, and at the conclusion of festivities this year, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters will have donated nearly $7 million to charity. Rain or shine, that is something the band is extremely proud of.”
Despite the weather, fans came to the Dye Course to watch their favorite athletes, musicians and celebrities compete in the Monday After the Masters, South Carolina’s largest one-day fundraiser.
Basketball, football and hockey hall of famers joined several big-name media personalities and nationally recognized musicians to highlight this year’s field.
Among the headliners were Dan Patrick of NBC Sports, basketball legend Rick Barry, Grant Fuhr, one of hockey’s all-time greats, and Bruce Smith, the NFL’s all-time leader in sacks. ESPN personality Mike Golic Sr. and former NBA star Spud Webb were among the stars as well.
Grammy winner Dan Tyminski, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire, Edwin McCain and obviously, the guys from Hootie & the Blowfish – Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker, and Jim Sonefeld – played.
Among the high profile professional golfers who competed were former PGA Championship winner and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, Harold Varner III and Woody Austin.
The event was played on Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course for the 17th consecutive year.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of children in South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation through a fully funded endowment.