Sunday, May 17th marks the return of live televised golf. However, the players will not compete for FedEx Cup Points, trophies or world rankings. They’ll be playing for something far greater, the health and safety of our communities.
Headlined by a foursome of Team TaylorMade athletes, “TaylorMade Driving Relief” is a $3 million charity skins match supported by UnitedHealth Group to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will team with 20-time PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson to take on Oklahoma State University alums Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at the famed Seminole Golf Club in Florida.
The four golfers have graciously donated their time, with each team playing for their respective charities. McIlroy/Johnson are playing for the American Nurses Foundation and Fowler/Wolff are playing for the CDC Foundation. The competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines and will utilize appropriate testing measures to h...
Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that’s what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.
He could have started much sooner if not for 20 years ago at the Sony Open.
Azinger and NBC host Dan Hicks are working their second straight week for Golf Channel’s telecast of the Hawaii swing. This week brings back strong memories for Azinger, who won the Sony Open in 2000 for his first victory since his recovery from lymphoma, and what turned out to be the last victory of his career.
Last week, golf industry professionals from across the country, along with leaders in tourism and hospitality, gathered at The Kahala Hotel & Resort for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America – Aloha Section’s 2019 Hawaii Golf Industry Conference.
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