PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., – As Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson prepare to compete against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts during TaylorMade Driving Relief supported by UnitedHealth Group – the return of televised golf – on Sunday, May 17 at Seminole Golf Club, fans at home will be able to contribute to the fundraising efforts thanks to PGA TOUR Charities through online donations and Text-To-Give options powered by GoFundMe.
TaylorMade Driving Relief is centered around a $3 million charity skins match supported by UnitedHealth Group to raise money and awareness for the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation. The team of McIlroy-Johnson will compete on behalf of the American Nurses Foundation while Fowler-Wolff play for the CDC Foundation.
Farmers Insurance® also pledged $1 million to back 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.
PGA TOUR Charities’ online fundraiser is now live on GoFundMe, where fans around the world can come together and donate to support additional COVID-19 relief efforts in conjunction with TaylorMade Driving Relief, building upon the event’s initial $4 million raised. As they enjoy the competition on May 17, viewers located in the United States will also be able to donate to the fundraiser by texting ‘DRIVINGRELIEF’ to 41-411. Standard text rates apply.
PGA TOUR Charities’ GoFundMe will benefit qualified organizations providing or in need of COVID-19 relief.
For information about donating via PGA TOUR Charities’ fundraiser on GoFundMe, please visit PGATOUR.com/DrivingRelief.
For more information about PGA TOUR Charities Inc. and the programs it supports, see pgatourcharities.org.
- Players: All four players will donate their time for the 18-hole, two-person team skins competition, with McIlroy/Johnson playing for the American Nurses Foundation and Fowler/Wolff playing for the CDC Foundation.
- Location: Seminole Golf Club (Juno Beach, Fla.). A majestic Donald Ross design with a clever routing on a rectangular site, each hole at Seminole encounters a new wind direction. Seminole has long been one of America’s most-revered clubs and this marks the club’s first-ever golf event broadcast. No fans or spectators will be permitted on site.
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 17; live coverage will air from 2-6 p.m. EST
- Television Broadcast: NBC, GOLF Channel, NBCSN, Sky Sports and other PGA TOUR global media partners
- Digital: Unauthenticated streaming of the entire event available via PGA TOUR LIVE (NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video), GOLFPASS, GolfChannel.com and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR. Pre-match coverage as well as the first two holes of the event also will stream on Twitter.
- Radio: PGA TOUR Radio will provide live play-by-play coverage on SiriusXM and streaming on PGA TOUR Digital platforms.
- Safety measures: PGA TOUR will follow all guidelines, executive orders and mandates issued by the state of Florida, Palm Beach County and the city of Juno Beach.
Chris Reimer, PGA TOUR, firstname.lastname@example.org, 904-806-6614
David Schaefer, NBC Sports Group, David.Schaefer@GolfChannel.com, 407-429-8402
Ryan Lauder, TaylorMade, Ryan.Lauder@taylormadegolf.com, 760-484-1369
Eric Hausman, UnitedHealth Group, Eric.Hausman@uhg.com, 952- 936-3963
Trevor Chapman, Farmers Insurance, email@example.com, 818-965-0042