Hilton Head BMW is a proud participating sponsor of the 2012 Players Am. The event was held at Berkeley Hall an exquisite South Carolina private golf club community located just off of Hilton Head Island in Bluffton SC.
History of the Players Am, Bluffton, South Carolina - While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.
In 2004, Delcher, McKnight and the Heritage Classic Foundation decided to give control of The Players Amateur to the Heritage Classic Foundation. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for The Heritage, the PGA TOUR event on Hilton Head Island. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments. Donations total more than $22 million since 1987. The winner of The Players Amateur receives a playing spot in the RBC Heritage.
Past Champions Players Championship: 2000 - Ben Curtis 2001 - Michael Sims 2002 - Bill Haas 2003 - Camilo Villegas 2004 - Aron Price 2005 - Brian Harman 2006 - Jonathan Moore 2007 - Rickie Fowler 2008 - Mark Anderson 2009 - Bud Cauley 2010 - Kevin Tway 2011 - Corbin Mills
2012 Champion Daniel Nisbet -11 Event shortened to 54 holes due to weather. Play was suspended because of thunderstorms about 12:45 p.m., with the leaders having played 10 holes. When the storm had not let up more than 90 minutes later, Nisbet was declared the champion and the results reverted to the 54-hole scores.
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