The Forrest Lucas mansion provided a crisp, perfect evening backdrop for the BMW Pro-Am selection party on Tuesday in Carmel. The dapper crowd of more than 300 golfers was treated to great food and drinks prior to the fast-paced selection countdown. PGA pro Rory McIlroy, a native of Northern Ireland who clinched the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts this past weekend, was in attendance at the soiree, notably without his usual arm candy, Danish tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki. (McIlroy warded off another star player in this BMW Championship in that Deutsch Bank final round: one Tiger Woods, conspicuously absent on this night.)
At the selection party, heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Kahn’s included filet mignon served over caramelized onions, mashed potatoes with a pair of veggies, short rib served with Gorgonzola polenta, and an enchilada bar. Also strategically placed around the pool area: seafood bars lined with martini glasses chock-full of shrimp, crab claws, and ceviche.
Photos by Mike Botkin