“I came. I got. I’m gone,” Karen Stirone laughed leaving Monday After the Masters at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf on Monday.
Shaking off a chill, Stirone said all she wanted was a photo of Darius Rucker and after more than an hour in the rain she saw him leaving the clubhouse. The rain and chill persuaded her to hike to the shuttle bus rather than follow the golfers to the tee boxes.
“I got what I came for and now I’m going home. I got a picture of Darius and he didn’t look happy either,” she said of the Grammy-winning singer who was a founding member of Hootie and Blowfish. “This is the first one I’ve been to and it will be the last one too.”
Just minutes after the shuttle bus chugged over the Intracoastal Waterway toward the Alabama Theater parking lot, Monday After the Masters officials tweeted that Mother Nature had won.
“Welp… we gave it our best shot, y’all, but it’s not fit for play out there today. The tournament has been called,” a tweet from the organizers reads.
The celebrity pro-am tournament raises money for Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation. The foundation supports various charities in the state including the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
Monday After the Masters started in 1994 as a small gathering lead by Hootie and the Blowfish members to raise money for charity.