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Celebrities Descend on Nationwide Tour

2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at the CliffsGREENVILLE, S.C. -- Scattered across three courses this week, the Nationwide Tour will host a slew of its top players as well as a gaggle of celebrities and one golf legend.
Actors Kevin Costner and Greg Kinnear; professional athletes John Elway, Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Jim Rice and Sterling Sharpe; and musician Darius Rucker will be among the celebrities taking part in the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs.
Gary Player, the nine-time major champion, will be playing in the event for the fourth straight year.
The tournament features a different format for the Nationwide Tour, pairing professionals with celebrities and amateurs in a best-ball format similar to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR.
The 14 lowest-scoring teams (seven pro-celeb and seven pro-am) advance to play in Sunday's final round at Cliffs Valley.
Last year, Ken Duke claimed his only Nationwide Tour win at this event, sparking his Player of the Year season. Duke is now 22nd on the PGA Tour's new FedExCup points list.
A busy GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET on each day. Next week is a new event on the Nationwide Tour, the Melwood Prince Georges County Open.
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