Steve Azar on Winning Team at Hootie Golf Benefit
Steve Azar and PGA tour player DJ Trahan, along with the rest of their six-person team, took top honors yesterday (April 12) at the Hootie & the Blowfish 16th Annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Steve and his team members came in with a score of 18-under-par. Placing second in the tournament was Hootie drummer Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld who was paired with pro golfer Dustin Johnson. In third place was former Hootie frontman, Darius Rucker with pro Jim Furyk. Fourth place went to Colt Ford who was paired with Tommy Gainey. All three teams boasted 17-under-par scores.
Other artists who participated in the event included Jack Ingram, Johnny Lee, Javier Colina, Edwin McCain, Branford Marsalis, Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips, Andrew Copelan and Ken Block of Sister Hazel, and Dan Tyminski of Union Station.
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, Nicholas Thompson and DJ Trahan.
"This year's event has been phenomenal, and we're so thankful to all of our sponsors, friends, pros, and supporters for making this our favorite golf event each year," Darius says.
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. Each 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.
This year was the fifth consecutive sellout crowd of 6,000 fans who packed the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. In May, the Golf Channel will broadcast highlights of the tournament as well as interviews with the stars in attendance.