Johnson, Sorenstam, Furyk, Love commit to MAM event

PGA TOUR star and Myrtle Beach golf spokesman Dustin Johnson, 10-time major champion Annika Sorenstam, Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, former U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk and Boo Weekly headline the list of athletes who have committed to play in the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course on April 9.

Johnson, the first player since Tiger Woods to win in each of his first four years on the PGA TOUR, is the 12th-ranked player in the world. The 27-year-old Johnson has five TOUR victories to his credit and already has three top 10 finishes in 2012.

Sorenstam, scheduled to make her second appearance at the MAM, is arguably the greatest women’s golfer of all time. She has 93 professional victories to her credit, including three U.S. Women’s Open titles.

Love, a 20-time winner on the PGA TOUR, is the 2012 Ryder Cup captain and the architect of one the Myrtle Beach area’s most popular layouts, the Love Course at Barefoot Resort. Furyk, the winner of 2003 U.S. Open and the 2010 FedEx Cup, is returning for the third consecutive year.

A 2008 Ryder Cup hero, Weekly is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR.

This will mark the 10th consecutive year the event is played at the Dye Course and festivities will begin with the Celebrity Long Drive contest at 10 a.m. The tournament will tee off at 11 a.m.

For more information, including a complete list athletes and celebrities committed to participate, go to www.hootiegolf.com

Proceeds from Monday After The Masters benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of children in South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

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