Superstars Return to Televised Golf Event

Rory McIlroy amongst a star studded lineup in a televised golf event amid covid-19

Superstars Return to Televised Golf Event

The PGA TOUR, NBC Sports and Sky Sports today announced the return of a televised golf event with TaylorMade Driving Relief, centered around a $3 million charity skins match sponsored and supported by UnitedHealth Group on Sunday, May 17, from Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida.

The idea to have the televised golf event is to raise money for the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, two organizations helping to lead COVID-19 relief efforts.

This skins match will feature two-time FedExCup champion and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and 20-time PGA TOUR winner Dustin Johnson.

They will be joined against two Oklahoma State University alumni: PGA TOUR superstar Rickie Fowler and 2019 first-time TOUR winner and 2019 NCAA National Champion Matthew Wolff.

The competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines, local mandates and will utilize appropriate testing measures to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and others on site.

Additionally, Farmers Insurance has pledged $1 million to back a birdies-and-eagle pool to benefit Off Their Plate, a charitable organization helping COVID-19 healthcare workers and impacted frontline shift employees.

Building upon this initial fundraising of $4 million, PGA TOUR Charities will announce a Text-To-Donate activation and online donation platform powered by GoFundMe to allow viewers to make additional contributions and raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

You will be able to catch it live from 2-6 p.m. ET on NBC, GOLF Channel, NBCSN, Sky Sports and other PGA TOUR global media partners, plus streaming of the entire event will be available via PGA TOUR LIVE (NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video), GOLFPASS, GolfChannel.com and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR.

At last, a live televised golf event straight into your living room!

“Seminole Golf Club is honored to host this charitable event and welcomes all golf fans and sports enthusiasts to tune in to the broadcast to see these world-class players take on our course,” said Jimmy Dunne, President of Seminole Golf Club.  “This match is a pure public service, with all money raised providing COVID-19 relief to those most in need in Florida and around the country, and Seminole is thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause at this difficult time.”

FUNDRAISING AND IMPACT: Thanks to a pledge from UnitedHealth Group, the primary charitable component will see the teams compete in a $3 million charity skins match as each team will compete for one of two charities, the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation

Check out the promotional video for the event here:

https://www.pgatour.com/video/2020/05/04/taylormade-driving-relief-trailer.html

Image courtesy of the Golf Channel.

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