PGA Tour

Get ready to follow your favorite celebrity at the BMW

Get your sharpies ready for autographs, and practice taking some selfies so you are ready for the celebrities at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD-Synnex starting on Thursday.

The celebrities are split into two groups, each to play a round at Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg and Thornblade Club in Greer.

Fans enjoy a day of star gazing watching the celebrities and the outstanding golf played by the Korn-Ferry Tour players. (GolfClub Photo)

Both groups are loaded with stars from Hollywood, music and sports and while they often are serious about their golf, most can make time between holes or while they wait on a tee box to interact with the fans.

Keep in mind, many of the biggest stars, especially sports stars, are not crazy about signing their name to items that will show up on EBay the next day.

A few years ago Aaron Rodgers, the MVP Quarterback of the Packers didn’t sign footballs or his pictures. Those were items presented to him by obvious professional autograph hunters, but for regular fans he was most accommodating.

If you are hoping for a minute to interact with your favorite star or snap a selfie the tournament has always done a nice job of finding fan friendly stars for the event.

While Korn-Ferry Tour player tee times are usually not announced until the day before the event the tournament has announced the celebrity rotation for Thursday and Friday.

Carolina Country Club on Thursday and Thornblade Club on Friday

  • Canelo Alvarez – Boxing Champion
  • Anthony Anderson – Star, Blackish. Law & Order
  • Micheal Collins – Golf Analyst
  • Jay De Marcus – Musician, Rascal Flats
  • Larry Fitzgerald – NFL – Arizona Cardinals
  • Ken Griffey Jr. – MLB Hall of Fame
  • Matt Hamilton – Olympic Curling Gold Medalist
  • Will Lowery – Golf Channel Cast Member
  • Sterling Sharpe – Gamecock & Packers Star
  • David Wells – 3x MLB All-Star Pitcher
  • James Wisniewski – NHL Defenseman
  • Lauren Thompson – Former Golf Channel Host
Boxing champion Canelo Alvarez had one of the biggest fan followings at last year’s BMW tournament. (GolfClub Photo)
Hollywood star Anthony Anderson (above) and former Gamecock and Green Bay Packer great Sterling Sharpe are returning fan favorites at the BMW. (GolfClub Photos_

Thornblade Club on Thursday Carolina Country Club on Friday

Larry “the Cable Guy” may be the only golfer who can get on a course in that outfit. He is a returning fan favorite at the BMW. (GolfClub Photo)
  • Amy Alcott – retired LPGA Professional, World Golf Hall of Fame member.
  • Ozzie Smith – MLB Hall of Fame, St Louis
  • Larry “The Cable Guy” – Entertainer – Comedian
  • Isabelle & Kat Shee – Instagram influencers
  • Brian Katrek – PGA Tour Sirius/XM Host
  • Justin Wheelon – Actor , Director
  • Brian Baumgartner – Star, The Office
  • George Birge – Country Song Writer-Performer
  • Ann Liguori – Sports Radio & TV Personality
  • Connor De Filippe – BMW Racing Driver
  • Jose Alvarez – MLB – Retired Braves and Giants
Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and The Office star Brian Baumgartner are BMW Fan Favorites (GolfClub Photo & NBC Photo)

Again, remember if you are going to see the tournament only Thursday and Friday rounds will be played at the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

After the first two rounds the celebrities, amateurs and Korn-Ferry Tour professionals, who make the cut, will play the final two rounds at Thornblade Club.

The celebrities and amateurs will complete their play on Saturday and winners will be award their prizes. Sunday will only be the professionals competing for the BMW Championship.

If you don’t have your tickets there is still time to get them. All ticket sales are online and must be purchased in advance of the tournament. Go to

Funds raised by the BMW tournament will be presented to Mobil Meals of Spartanburg, The Roper Mountain Science Center, Cancer Society of Greenville County, Meyer Center for Special Children and Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute.

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