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Golf's Return to Live Competition Raises More than $5.5 Million for COVID-19 Relief

20 May, 2020


In golf’s return to televised competition through TaylorMade Driving Relief supported by UnitedHealth Group, the total amount raised from the skins match, relief partner donations and fan contributions as of the conclusion of the match exceeded $5.5 million.

The team of Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson claimed victory at Seminole Golf Club by collecting 11 skins for a total of $1.85 million that will be donated to the American Nurses Foundation, while the team of Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff won seven skins for $1.15 million that will be donated to the CDC Foundation.

Fans at home contributed to the fundraising efforts thanks to PGA TOUR Charities through online donations at PGATOUR.com/DrivingRelief and Text-To-Give options powered by GoFundMe. The online donation page will remain active until Tuesday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Of the $3 million pledged by UnitedHealth Group, each team began with $500,000 and played for the sum of the remaining $2 million during the match. Both teams tied the final six holes, meaning the remaining six skins were decided by a 120-yard closest-to-the-pin competition on the par-3 17th hole, which was won by McIlroy (13 feet). Wolff’s shot landed 18 feet, 2 inches from the hole.

Farmers Insurance® added a $1 million pledge through a birdies-and-eagle pool to benefit Off Their Plate, a fundraising initiative through World Central Kitchen that helps both frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers and impacted restaurant shift employees. Fowler led all players with seven birdies during the match.

Following the first hole of the competition, TaylorMade announced a pledge of $350,000 through two TaylorMade Long Drive Holes. During the broadcast of the competition, PGA TOUR Superstore announced an additional $100,000 as part of the long drive at the 14th hole. The $450,000 total is included in the PGA TOUR Charities’ GoFundMe.

  • No. 2 - $100,000 – Matthew Wolff, 356 yards
  • No. 14 - $350,000 – Matthew Wolff, 368 yards


Skins Breakdown:

 

 

 

 

R. MCILROY / D. JOHNSON

 

R. FOWLER / M. WOLFF

Hole

Par

Value

 

Skins

Money

 

Skins

Money

1

4

$50,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

2

4

$50,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

3

5

$50,000

 

3

$150,000

 

 

 

4

4

$50,000

 

 

 

 

1

$50,000

5

3

$50,000

 

1

$50,000

 

 

 

6

4

$50,000

 

1

$50,000

 

 

 

7

4

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

8

3

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

9

5

$100,000

 

 

 

 

3

$300,000

10

4

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

11

4

$100,000

 

 

 

 

2

$200,000

12

4

$100,000

 

 

 

 

1

$100,000

13

3

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

14

5

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

15

5

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

16

4

$100,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

17

3

$200,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

18

4

$500,000

 

 

 

TIE

 

 

PO

3

 

 

6

$1,100,000

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

11

$1,850,000

 

7

$1,150,000

Hole-by-Hole Scoring:

Hole

Par

Rory McIlroy

Dustin Johnson

Rickie Fowler

Matthew Wolff

1

4

4

4

4

4

2

4

4

5

4

4

3

5

5

4

5

6

4

4

4

4

3

4

5

3

3

3

4

4

6

4

3

4

4

4

7

4

3

4

3

4

8

3

3

3

4

3

9

5

5

5

4

4

10

4

6

4

4

4

11

4

4

6

3

4

12

4

4

4

3

4

13

3

3

4

3

3

14

5

4

4

4

4

15

5

5

7

5

5

16

4

3

4

3

3

17

3

3

3

3

3

18

4

4

4

4

4

PO

3

13’

 

 

18’2”

Birdie / Eagle counts

BIRDIE/EAGLE COUNTS

Player

Eagles

Birdies

Rory McIlroy

0

5

Dustin Johnson

0

2

Team 1 Total

0

7

Rickie Fowler

0

7

Matthew Wolff

0

3

Team 2 Total

0

10

 

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