03/19/2015

The 2015 Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters is scheduled to be played April 13 at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.  This will be the 21st annual tournament which helps fund junior golf and educational programs in South Carolina through the charitable Hootie Foundation.  Last year organizers stated that the event was responsible for $461,000 in donations.

For the fifth consecutive year, ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning Show will be broadcasting live from the Monday after the Masters in North Myrtle Beach.

This year’s field is coming together and a few new participants have been announced.  NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, comedian Larry the Cable Guy and recently retired NBA player Shane Battier are set to make their debuts in this year’s event.  Other first time participants that have committed include NBA players Detlef Schremph and Spud Webb, former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate and actress Debbie Dunning, who played on the ABC television series Tool Time.

The professional lineup is outstanding and leading the way are returners Davis Love III who will be captaining the 2016 Ryder Cup team, 16- time PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk and 2013-2014 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel.

A list of current players committed to play in this year’s event:

GOLF PROFESSIONALS                              CELEBRITIES

Woody Austin                                                          Steve Azar/Musician

Matt Bettencourt                                                    Chris Barron/Musician

Jay Don Blake                                                          Rick Barry/NBA

Scott Brown                                                               Shane Battier/NBA

George Bryan                                                             Tajh Boyd/NFL

Wesley Bryan                                                             Mark Bryan/Musician

Chris DiMarco                                                           Javier Colon/Musician

Ken Duke                                                                    Andrew Copeland/Musician

Jim Furyk                                                                    Jimbo Covert/NFL

Robert Gamez                                                             Patrick Davis/Musician

Brian Gay                                                                     Patrick DiMarco/NFL

Tom Gillis                                                                     Shawn Drover/Musician

Billy Horschel                                                              Debbe Dunning/Actress

Mike Hulbert                                                               Dean Felber/Hootie & the Blowfish

Billy Hurley                                                                   Ric Flair/Wrestler

Kevin Kisner                                                                 Jackie Flynn/Comedian-Actor

Billy Kratzert                                                                Colt Ford/Musician

Andrew Loupe                                                              Grant Fuhr/NHL

Davis Love III                                                               Denny Hamlin/NASCAR

Mark Lye                                                                        Chris Kirkpatrick/Musician

Troy Merritt                                                                   Johnny Lee/Musician

David Mobley                                                                 Jim Leyritz/MLB

Sean O’Hair                                                                     Aaron Lewis/Musician

Tim O’Neal                                                                      Edwin McCain/Musician

Charlie Rymer                                                                 Jim McMahon/NFL

Sam Saunders                                                                  Nathan Morris/Musician

Mark Silvers                                                                      Larry the Cable Guy/Comedian

Darron Stiles                           &n