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.
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