Monday After Masters turns 18, but still at home in NMB

The day began in total darkness with the start of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” show, continued with smiling faces under sunny skies at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course and wrapped up with good times and music at the House of Blues.

It’s the 18th annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, of course, and this year’s tournament featured a sellout crowd and top-flight celebrities.

The 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 Monday After The Masters tournament in North Myrtle Beach.

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.

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.

Gates opened at 5:30 a.m. and fans arrived early to be a part of the “Mike & Mike” broadcast. A few early birds also got the joy of appearing on air when the cameras turned to the small crowd of on-lookers and show co-host Mike Golic joked that there were about “30,000 fans” in the stands. A more accurate count would have been about 300.

But an estimated sellout crowd of 6,000 eventually poured off the shuttle from Barefoot Landing to the course, where they were entertained by golfers with far less skill than those who competed in the Masters over the weekend playing in a far less serious atmosphere. Jokes and bad shots were punch lines of the day.

The traditional long-drive contest kicked off the golf activities, with several participants driving balls off the tops of beer cans. Those who paid to play with celebrities joined their respective foursomes for even more fun on the golf course, followed by the always entertaining MAM After Party at HOB.

Photo courtesy of MB Golf Holiday

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