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Tiger Woods Would Be 80th On The Career Money List Just In Donated Foundation Event Winnings

Doug Ferguson reports that Tiger Woods propped up his 14-year-old World Challenge with a $4 million donation to keep the event going this year as no title sponsor was found before Northwestern Mutual became a presenting sponsor.

Only last year was it revealed that Woods also donates his prize money from every tournament that benefits the foundation - the AT&T National, which began in 2007, and the Deutsche Bank Championship, which began in 2003 and became a FedEx Cup playoff event in 2007. That total now stands at $14.2 million.

So for fun, with his Foundation receiving his winnings, that $14.2 million would place the Foundation 80th on the career money list, behind Greg Norman ($14.4 million), job creator Paul Azinger ($14.4), Jay Haas ($14.4) and just ahead of Mark O'Meara ($14.1) and Bill Haas ($14.1).

Tack on the $4 million he paid to keep the World Challenge this week, his $18.2 would put them 46th, between Tim Herron and Jeff Sluman in career money. (And yes, I'm well aware the World Challenge is unofficial money.)

As for this year, Woods is five back of Graeme McDowell heading into the 2012 final round. Coverage begins at noon PT on NBC.

The third round highlights:

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There is a good side to Tiger as per following. (Tiger haters..please no snide comments}

"Steve Stricker was at the pro-am dinner and said he "got teary-eyed" when Perez spoke, which is not alarming. Stricker once donated $100,000 of his earnings at the World Challenge to the foundation, though he was not aware how much Woods paid this year for operating costs. Nor was he surprised.

"It shows what this event means to him," Stricker said. "There's a lot of things Tiger does that people don't know about." "

Some pros call a presser when they give any _____.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
His accountant must have told him he needs a tax write-off.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSun Mountain Man
Congratulations to TW for maintaining his tournament, even when it was in ''sponsorship'' jeapardy. A rich fiend of mine told me -if you think iit's hard to get(rich), you can't believe how hard it is to keep (being wealthy)...

It would be easy for Woods to walk away, still seen as a hero for his prior commitmens to he foundation, but he seems to be genuinely interested in its continued success and public awareness.

As to the ''write off''- someone always says that anytime anyone makes any donation, and I say to the 'write off angle'' so what? Good for both sides. People are being helped. It is a far better use than our tax dollars being spent on 2 billion dollar airplanes, and giving pallets of money to Iraqis.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Sun Mountain Man

That would be a snide comment.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
Sorry for the hijack here but why is q-school not being shown this year by Golf Channel?
12.2.2012 | Unregistered Commenterstewie
The Golf Channel is doing an extensive wrap-up each night. Since this is the last Q-School for direct entry into the PGA Tour the Golf Channel does not want to extend any resources to dead event. The viewers loss beacuse there are usually some great stories on the last day.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephenP
12.2.2012 | Unregistered Commenterstewie
Wonder how he really feels about putting his hand in his pocket to pay for Graeme McDowell's honeymoon...
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
StephenP, it's actually the PGA Tour that does not want to televise the finals....GC was very eager to do so. Get your facts straight dude.

Ghillie, betcha Tiger feels real good about it, and betcha Graeme is appreciative in his own right....find the silver'll be happier if you do.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Good for Tiger! Eventually karma will be his friend again.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Big news here is that Herron and Sluman are 35 spots ahead of Norman, Zinger and O'Meara.

@Stanley ---- "no snide comments" you must be new. Snide comments are the norm, except when discussing golf writers and Kiawah bus travel times.

DTF is right , the Tour does not want any TV discussion about the fact that this is the last Tour School. Those wusses want as little publicity about killing the "School" as possible
Tiger has always been in image management. What he spends on this charity is a bargain with respect to image building (or rebuilding).

The payoff used to be massive with respect to the kind of dollars that familiy-friendly sponsors (Gillete, AT&T, Accenture) used to pay him for his (albeit phoney) wholesome image.

Don't think for a minute that he was love his charity investments to induce amnesia with respect to future deep pocketed sponsors.
12.2.2012 | Unregistered Commentersgolfer
sgolfer, can you please provide some numerical support for you assertions above?

Also, can you PLEASE restate your last sentence? What you said makes no sense, at all.

Again, please bowl us over with a bunch of numbers that reflect how Tiger's "charity spend" manifests itself in "image build". Can you be specific?

Bet you cannot....

PS....refer to the tail end (pun intended) of the Michael Jordan thread if you want to lump me in as a...
12.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Have any of the Tiger Fanboy posters here ever donated a penny to the Tiger Woods Foundation?

Or do you FF the DVR through the never ending testimonial ads like the rest of us?
Don't know if I'm a fanboy, but I've been to the Socal TW campus a few times, and it is awesome.

Did not donate to answer, but was helping run our own foundation for kids.
Our experiences in our foundation, left me very impressed with the TW Foundation and what they do.

That ok?
12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat Burke

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