With his FedExCup playoff hopes dimming each week he's not out collecting valuable points so that they can be reset by an algorithm, at least Tiger Woods is putting his name on something fun and different in the form of his Foundation's new series of charity events. It's sort of a Kickstarter meets Amateur golf tour concept in the name of people getting to play places they might not normally be able to see (Merion, Congressional, Myopia Hunt Club, etc...)
It's an amateur golf series that stretches over five months on eight golf courses, and it rewards the best players and fundraisers with a final event in Orlando, Fla., at the end of the year.
"My foundation provides really awesome experiences, and this event allows all golfers to play cool courses for charity," Woods said in an email through his foundation.
Two-person teams can select a regional qualifying tournament with a registration fee ($500 per player on most courses), a $1,000 charity pledge and a goal of fundraising. The teams with the low net and gross score from each site, along with any team that raises $10,000 or more, qualify for the Charity Playoff Finals on Dec. 1-2.
Finalists gets two days of golf, two nights in the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort, a private exhibition with Woods and clubhouse credentials to the World Challenge. The team that raises the most money will get pro-am spots in the three PGA Tour-sanctioned events for 2015.
The tour's official website is here.