25 Million Dollars Raised in Back-to-Back Weeks

25 million dollars. Now that’s a lot of money. The PGA Tour has long had a reputation for being a charitable organization. Even during a suspended season impacted by COVID-19, the PGA Tour and fellow television partners are finding ways to give back.

The first charity match took place on Sunday, May 17th at the historic Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. This was the first time the golf course had been seen on television. The match featured Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson who took on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. TaylorMade Golf Company headlined the sponsorship, as the event was titled “TaylorMade Driving Relief”, supported by UnitedHealth Group.

PGA Charity Fundraising

The match ultimately raised over five million dollars donated to COVID relief. The foundations that benefitted from the match include the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation, American Nurse Foundation, and Off Their Plate.

The following week, on Memorial Day weekend, another charity match took place. It was a rematch from Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods’ 2018 charitable match that raised over nine million dollars.

The rematch, however, featured higher stakes. Phil Mickelson teamed up with Tom Brady. Tiger Woods paired up with Peyton Manning.  These four players have remarkable statistics, including:

  • Eight Super Bowl victories
  • Nine National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable Player awards
  • 20 major championships
  • Number one and two on the career money leaders’ chart on the PGA Tour

The match was played at Medalist Golf Club. The event raised over 20 million dollars also contributed to the fight against COVID-19.

The PGA Tour Has Raised More Than $3 billion

The match ultimately raised over five million dollars donated to COVID relief. The foundations that benefitted from the match include the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation, American Nurse Foundation, and Off Their Plate.

The following week, on Memorial Day weekend, another charity match took place. It was a rematch from Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods’ 2018 charitable match that raised over nine million dollars.

The rematch, however, featured higher stakes. Phil Mickelson teamed up with Tom Brady. Tiger Woods paired up with Peyton Manning.  These four players have remarkable statistics, including:

  • Eight Super Bowl victories
  • Nine National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable Player awards
  • 20 major championships
  • Number one and two on the career money leaders’ chart on the PGA Tour

The match was played at Medalist Golf Club. The event raised over 20 million dollars also contributed to the fight against COVID-19.

Further, the 2020 PGA Tour season is currently on hold. But it goes without mentioning that the 2019-2020 season concluded with over 204 million dollars raised in charitable contributions from over 100 PGA Tour-sanctioned events. According to the PGA Tour archives, the first charitable donation dates back to 1938 at the Palm Beach Invitational. To date, over three billion has been donated to charitable organizations.

In conclusion, although the sports world is currently on pause, a lot of good is still happening. Organizations and individuals are stepping forward to help one another while adding an element of entertainment. We tip our cap to the PGA Tour, for the charitable mission they instill.

https://www.pgatour.com/impact/2020/01/28/pga-tour-tournaments-surpass-3-billion-dollars-all-time-charitable-giving.html

 

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