BMW Charity Pro-Am

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The BMW Charity Pro-Am is a golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour. It is currently played at Thornblade Club (host course) in Greer, South Carolina and The Cliffs in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

From 1992 to 2000, the event was played at Verdae Greens Golf Club in Greenville.

When the event changed to a pro-am format in 2001, it moved to The Cliffs in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, using the Valley and Keowee Vineyards courses. The Walnut Cove course was added in 2005. In 2008, the tournament shifted to three different courses: Thornblade Club, Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Bright's Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring, North Carolina. In 2012, the Greenville Country Club (Chanticleer course) replaced Bright's Creek.

The 2017 purse was $700,000, with $126,000 going to champion Stephan Jäger. Since 2002, the tournament has been sponsored by German car manufacturer BMW, which has an assembly plant in Spartanburg County.

CoursesEdit

Season(s) Host course Other course(s)
2019 Thornblade Club The Cliffs Valley Course
2018 Furman University GC The Cliffs Valley Course
2017 The Preserve at Verdae
2016 The Reserve at Lake Keowee
2014–2015 Green Valley CC
2013 Greenville CC
2012 The Carolina CC
2008–2011 Bright's Creek GC
2005–2007 The Cliffs Valley Course The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
2001–2004
1992–2000 Verdae Greens GC

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corporation
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic[1]
2019 Rhein Gibson   Australia 193 –21 3 strokes   Michael Miller
2018 Michael Arnaud   United States 257 –27 5 strokes   Lee Kyoung-hoon
  Robby Shelton
2017 Stephan Jäger   Germany 195 −19 1 stroke   Tyler Duncan
  Andrew Yun
  Zhang Xinjun
2016 Richy Werenski   United States 265 −21 2 strokes   Brian Campbell
  Brett Drewitt
  Zack Sucher
2015 Rod Pampling   Australia 261 −25 2 strokes   Kelly Kraft
2014 Max Homa   United States 266 −20 1 stroke   Jonathan Randolph
2013 Mark Anderson   United States 259 −27 5 strokes   Tom Hoge
2012 Nick Flanagan (2)   Australia 271 −15 Playoff   Cameron Percy
2011 Garth Mulroy   South Africa 268 −18 Playoff   Kang Sung-hoon
2010 Justin Hicks   United States 266 −20 2 strokes   Kevin Chappell
  Tommy Gainey
  Chris Kirk
  Jamie Lovemark
BMW Charity Pro-Am
2009 Michael Sim   Australia 264 −22 Playoff   Fabián Gómez
2008 David Mathis   United States 266 −20 3 strokes   Roger Tambellini
BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs
2007 Nick Flanagan   Australia 271 −15 1 stroke   Nicholas Thompson
2006 Ken Duke   United States 273 −13 1 stroke   Jess Daley
2005 Shane Bertsch (2)   United States 202 −12 1 stroke   Charley Hoffman
  Bubba Watson
2004 Ryuji Imada   Japan 270 −17 Playoff   Paul Gow
2003 Tripp Isenhour   United States 269 −18 2 strokes   Kyle Thompson
2002 Charles Warren   United States 264 −23 4 strokes   Todd Fischer
Buy.com Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs
2001 Jonathan Byrd   United States 269 −18 1 stroke   Brenden Pappas
Buy.com Upstate Classic
2000 Shane Bertsch   United States 269 −19 4 strokes   Tim Straub
Nike Upstate Classic
1999 Steve Gotsche   United States 208 −8 2 strokes   Jeff Gove
  Jim Johnson
  Sam Randolph
1998 Tom Scherrer   United States 200 −16 1 stroke   J. L. Lewis
1997 Chris Smith   United States 267 −21 3 strokes   Terry Price
Nike Greater Greenville Classic
1996 Michael Christie   United States 265 −23 6 strokes   Danny Ellis
1995 David Toms   United States 267 −21 Playoff   Tom Scherrer
1994 Scott Gump   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Tim Conley
1993 Sean Murphy   United States 271 −17 1 stroke   Doug Martin
Ben Hogan Greater Greenville Classic
1992 Russell Beiersdorf   United States 133 −11 2 strokes   Karl Kimball

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Web.com Tour regular-season money list.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PGA Tour announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 FedExCup season, releases fall portion of 2020-21 PGA Tour Regular Season schedule". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 16, 2020.

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