Thousands flocked to The Dye Course in North Myrtle Beach for the 19th edition of the Monday After the Masters celebrity pro-am golf tournament.
PGA Tour veteran and former Coastal Carolina All-American Dustin Johnson, fresh off a top 15 finish at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, played in the Monday After the Masters with hockey great Wayne Gretzky. Johnson is dating Gretzky's daughter Paulina, a 24-year old model and singer.
ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike Morning Show was broacast from the House of Blues before a packed house. Former Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alphonso Ribiero won the long drive contest with 307 yarder off the tee. Ribiero teamed with PGA pro Kevin Kisner won the event at -18 under par. Johnson and the Gretzky's finished a shot back at -17
36 golf professionals and more than three dozen celebrities were on hand for this charity event. Monday After the Masters has raised millions of dollars for the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
Press Release from Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday:
Team Led by Kevin Kisner, Alphonso Ribiero Wins 19th Annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am
6,000+ Fans Flock to Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf For Star-Studded Fundraiser
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. â?? The team lead PGA pro Kevin Kisner and actor Alphonso Ribiero captured the 19th annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title with an 18-under par score of 54 at Barefoot Resortâ??s Dye Course.
The squad led by PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and hockey legend Wayne Gretkzy tied for second at 17-under-par. They tied with PGA Tour player Ken Duke and former football star Sterling Sharpe.
For the eighth consecutive year, a sellout crowd of 6,000+ fans packed The Dye Club to watch their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in the Monday After The Masters tournament.
Headlining the star-laden tournament were PGA TOUR stars Dustin Johnson, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk and John Daly; LPGA legend Nancy Lopez; football stars Dan Marino, Bruce Smith and Jim McMahon; and Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player of all-time.
Among the professional golfers who joined Johnson, Love, Furyk and Lopez were Tommy â??Two Glovesâ?? Gainey, John Daly, Charlie Rymer and Boo Weekly.
Representing the music world were country sensations Colt Ford, Jack Ingram and Steve Azar. R&B singer Javier Colon; singer-songwriter Edwin McCain; Andrew Copeland of Sister Hazel and Dan Tyminski of Union Station.
The day began with ESPN Radioâ??s Mike & Mike Show broadcasting live from the House of Blue at Barefoot Resort. It was the third consecutive year Americaâ??s most popular sports talk show originated from the event.
Proceeds from the event, which has raised more than $5 million for charity, go to the Hootie& The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and the educational needs of children in South Carolina.