After a two-year hiatus, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am is returning to Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course.
This year’s star-studded event, which won’t be open to the public for the first time, will be played April 10-11, reigniting one of golf’s longest running and most successful charity events. The guys from Hootie & the Blowfish – Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Mark Bryan – have raised nearly $7.5 million for charity since the inaugural MAM in 1994 and have created a fully funded endowment, allowing them to donate in perpetuity.
Headlining the professional golfers in this year’s field are former Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, golf icon Nancy Lopez, and two-time major champion John Daly.
Former NFL star Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Santonio Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, wrestling legend Ric Flair, women’s soccer superstar Mia Hamm, and former NBA slam dunk champion Spud Webb are among the athletes who will be participating.
Joey Fatone from New Kids on the Block, country star Jamey Johnson and Sister Hazel’s Andrew Copeland are among the headliners from the music industry.
For the first time, this year’s tournament will be played over two days, allowing for a more efficient experience for participants.
This will be the 27th playing of the MAM and the 18th time it has been held at the Dye Course. The Pete Dye design, which has been ranked among the nation’s top 100 public courses, is an ideal host.
The course challenges participants with many of Dye trademark architectural features – visual deception, railroad ties and waste bunkers chief among them – and the stadium style design make it ideal for spectator viewing.
All proceeds from the MAM benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of children in South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation through the endowment.