Sunday, December 7, 2014 Tour Awarded Four Unrestricted Exemptions into BMW Charity Pro-Am Tour, the only tour the BMW Charity Pro-Am will award exemptions to in 2015, continues to provide players with the most opportunity for advancement

(Greer, S.C.) - The Tour announced that the Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has granted four of its seven unrestricted exemptions to the Tour, formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour, for the upcoming 2015 season. The four exemptions will be awarded on a yet-to-be-determined competitive basis.

The Tour was granted exemptions into the 2014 and 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation as well. The 2014 exemption was won by Tour Player of the Year Dominic Bozzelli. The former Auburn star turned the start into a T9 finish, thus earning a second consecutive start, and eventually a 139th place on the Tour season ending money list.

Since the start of the 2010 season, the Tour has been granted thirty-six (36) Major event exemptions, the most by any developmental tour. In 2013 the PGA TOUR’s Reno-Tahoe Open and Sanderson Farms Championship each awarded the Tour event exemptions, the first time a developmental tour had received two such exemptions from two separate events.

“Anytime we can provide our players with an opportunity to advance their careers, it is a win-win for all involved,” explained Tour President Robin L. Waters, “We pride ourselves on being the top developmental tour in the US and being able to offer this opportunity, to not just one but to four of our players, shows that we are more committed now than ever to the development of our professionals. We cannot thank the BMW Charity Pro-Am enough for this opportunity and their belief in our tour as the top place for talent to develop as they prepare to compete at golf’s highest levels. Being able to compete against some of the best players in the world, on one of the biggest stages in the world as provided by the BMW Charity Pro-Am, is an invaluable experience guaranteed to help any young professional as they look to advance their career. We look forward to a successful partnership and a strong showing by our members in this year’s event.”

If history is any indicator, Tour players will have plenty to say about the final outcome at the 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. The field at the 2014 event was filled with current and past players including 4-time 2014 Tour winner Dominic Bozzelli. In addition to Bozzelli, 2012 Tour co-Rookie of the Year Jonathan Randolph finished in solo 2nd while 2013 Tour Player of the Year Jon Curran and Rookie of the Year Blayne Barber finished tied for 3rd.

Bozzelli’s fellow 2014 members Justin Lower and David Skinns finished tied for 9th. In fact Tour alums have won the event an astounding 16 times in the 23 year history of the tournament with Mark Anderson (2013), Nick Flanagan (2012 & 2007), Garth Mulroy (2011), and Justin Hicks (2010) being the most recent.

The 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will take place May 14-17 at Thornblade Club, The Reserve at Lake Keowee and Green Valley Country Club. Tour alumni have won an amazing 16 major championships and include 2012 and 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson, 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, 2010 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2003 US Open Champion Jim Furyk, 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson, two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen, British Open and PGA Champion John Daly, and recent PGA Tour winners such as Robert Streb, Ben Martin, Kevin Streelman, Michael Thompson, Ted Potter Jr, Gary Woodland, Russell Henley, Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy and many more.

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