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Trahan & Azar Win 2010 Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After Masters
The six-person team led by PGA Tour player DJ Trahan and country music singer Steve Azar captured the 2010 Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament title with a score of 18-under par. A five-way tie for second at 17-under par included teams led by the PGA Tour's Jim Furyk and Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer and country music star Darius Rucker, and Myrtle Beach resident and PGA Tourer Dustin Johnson and Hootie drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld.
SC-Jim Furyk Signs Autographs; Darius Rucker in Background
For the fifth consecutive year, a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans packed the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., to see their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in the 16th annual event.
The 2010 Monday After The Masters Tournament featured some of the biggest names in the music, television and movies, sports and the professional golf world. Headlining the 16th annual tournament were Furyk, John Daly and former Coastal Carolina University star Johnson; professional wrestling legend Ric Flair; NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino; former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon; former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar; NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip; LPGA golfer and Myrtle Beach-area native Kristy McPherson.
SC-Dan Marino Played with John Daly
Representing the music world were country sensations Colt Ford, Jack Ingram, Steve Azar and Johnny Lee; R&B singer Javier Colon; pop rock performer Edwin McCain; musician Branford Marsalis; Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips; Andrew Copeland of Sister Hazel and Dan Tyminski of Union Station. Actors participating in the 2008 Monday After The Masters included Tom Berenger and actress Paula Trickey.
Other former NFL players George Rogers and Sterling Sharpe competed, and former Major League Baseball stars Mickey Tettleton and Chuck Finley participated.
The PGA Tour was well-represented by Woody Austin, Ricky Barnes, Ben Bates, Rich Beem, Mark Blakefield, Kris Blanks, Josh Broadaway, Scott Brown, Kris Cox, Chris DiMarco, Ken Duke, Matt Every, Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, Robert Gamez, Bill Kratzert, Cliff Kresge, Spencer Levin, Mark Lye, John Maginnes, William McGirt, Jim McGovern, David Mobley, Garth Mulroy, Larry Rinker, Lee Rinker, Charlie Rymer, Darren Stiles and Nicholas Thompson.
The 2010 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. Every year, the Live Auction raises money for the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and the educational needs of children in South Carolina.
"The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters continues to be one of the most popular events each year in the Myrtle Beach area," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "This event is the highlight of the spring golf season here on the Grand Strand and this year we had the best weather yet for the tournament. Golf fans mark the Monday After The Masters on their calendar every April and it seems this event just gets bigger and bigger every year."
Golf Channel will broadcast a highlight show in May with interviews and footage from the 2010 Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament.
About the Tournament
One of the most popular celebrity pro-am golf tournaments in the country, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as a friendly competition between the band and their celebrity friends. Over the past 15 years, the event has raised more than $4.5 million for the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.hootie.com/press/docs/hbf_foundation.pdf.