GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Actor Joe Pesci has withdrawn from the 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts it was announced by tournament officials. Pesci is currently filming the movie Gotti, based on the life of mafia mob boss, John Gotti.
"It is unfortunate that Joe won't be joining us, but we understand," said Darin MacDonald, tournament director. "They participate out of the goodness of their hearts, and when their schedules change, we understand that their work takes precedence."
The 23 celebrities now scheduled to compete in this year's tournament are Lucas Black, Brad Brownell, Mark Bryan, Andy Buckley, Javier Colon, Jeffrey Donovan, Don Felder, Colt Ford, Bruce Greenwood, Wayne Gretzky, Oliver Hudson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Josh Kelley, Greg Kinnear, Cheech Marin, Rob Morrow, Terry O'Quinn, Michael Pena, Joe Don Rooney, Kevin Sorbo, Danny Sullivan, Gary Valentine and Patrick Warburton.