Rice to play another Nationwide event in May

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Former San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am event in South Carolina.

The 47-year-old Rice made the announcement Monday after making his professional golf debut last week at the Fresh Express Classic in California. Rice shot 17-over in his first two rounds, missing the cut and finishing one stroke out of last place.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am begins May 13 near Greenville. The tournament is played over three courses with professional players grouped with amateurs and celebrities.

Some of the celebrity players for this year’s tournament include Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Quaid, Luke Wilson and “Dr. Phil” McGraw.

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