The field is set for the Celebrity Shootout, the first official event of BMW Championship week Sept. 3-9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Western Golf Association tournament officials have announced.
Current and past athletes, local dignitaries and golf personalities will be matched with other amateur participants in the Monday, Sept. 3, Shootout in advance of Thursday's opening round of the BMW Championship, the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR playoffs for the FedExCup.
Butler University men's basketball coach Brad Stevens, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, Pacers TV color analyst and Indiana University basketball legend Quinn Buckner, and former Indiana University player and current ESPN radio personality Dan Dakich. Representing motorsports are IndyCar drivers Graham Rahal and Ed Carpenter, as well as A.J. Foyt IV, currently a scouting assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. Rounding out the field are native Hoosier and two-time PGA TOUR major champion Fuzzy Zoeller, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and former Colts Ken Dilger and Gary Brackett.
A donation of $5,000 will be made to the winning team's preferred charities.
"The Celebrity Shootout is a fun way to prepare the stage for the top 70 golfers on the PGA TOUR to play in the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick, all for a good cause," said Vince Pellegrino, WGA's vice president of tournaments. "While we don't expect any course records to be broken on Monday, we anticipate the excitement to ramp up for one of the best tournaments in golf."
All net proceeds from the 2012 BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies from modest means.
All patrons will have access to free parking at the tournament.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bmwchampionshipusa.com or contact Nik Lapin at (847) 724-4600 or email@example.com. To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit www.wgaesf.com.
About Western Golf Association
Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has more than 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation's golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information on the WGA and ESF, call (847) 724-4600 or visit: www.wgaesf.com.
Crooked Stick welcomes golf fans to watch the Celebrity Shootout at the start of BMW Championship Week
Frank Vogel, Brad Stevens, and Quinn Buckner are among the celebrities scheduled to participate Monday
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