The BMW Charity Pro-Am is going purple in 2017.
Organizers of the golf tournament announced today that Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae will again serve as host courses for the tournament in 2017, and unveiled a new third location for the event: the Furman University Golf Club.
Furman’s course replaces the Reserve at Lake Keowee, which had been a host course for the last four years for the multi-day Web.com Tour event. The tournament has brought nationally known actors, musicians and other celebrities to Greenville for a few days in spring since 2001.
The 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will take place May 18 to 21, said Bob Nitto, president of the tournament. “Both Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae were wonderful hosts last year,” he said. “We are excited to be working with them again, and know The Furman University Golf Club will be a great addition for our players and for the fans.”
The tournament has donated more than $12 million to more than 200 charities since beginning in 2001. The tournament is in year two of a three-year agreement with the PGA Tour, guaranteeing that the Web.com Tour will return to Greenville through 2018.
This year’s pack of celebrities has yet to be announced, but players in past years have included Gary Player, Joe Pesci, Kevin Costner, Cheech Marin, Dennis Haysbert, Alice Cooper and Wayne Gretzky.