Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Help Raise $20 Million For COVID-19 Relief
On the heels of last week's charity golf event that saw Dustin Johnson, Rory Mcllroy, Rickie Fowler, and Mathew Wolff raise over $5 million dollars for Coronavirus relief efforts, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson took to the golf course Sunday to do the same, and they brought some friends with them.
Joined by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, the four took to the links at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound and raised $20 million for COVID-19 charities.
While Tiger and Peyton defeated Mickelson and Brady 1-up to win the match, the real winners were not just the fans at home who got to watch live golf for the second straight week, but also all the charities that will benefit from the money raised.
"It's great, the fact that we all came together and we were able to raise $20 million for those that have been so severely affected," Woods said. "This is our arena. This is what we do. We couldn't imagine going out onto the field and doing what they do."
The match, called The Match: Champions for Charity, almost looked like it wouldn't be played. Heavy rain pounded the Hobe Sound area for most of the day Sunday. However, with the forecast looking even worse for Monday, the player powered through and got all 18 holes in. The match featured a best-ball format on the front nine and alternate shot on the back nine.
While there are no more charity golf events on the schedule, golf fans will be happy to know that the PGA Tour is planning to resume their season in just two weeks. The Tour will resume their 2019-2020 schedule at Colonial for the Charles Schwab Challenge June 11-14.