Golf is back. The game’s best players are again ready to entertain and inspire.
But this time it’s different. 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.
TaylorMade Driving Relief is headlined by Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. They will compete in a team best-ball skins match with all proceeds going to support COVID-19 relief.
The event began to take shape when we tapped Rory and the PGA Tour to get involved. From there, things snowballed. One partner after another raised their hand in a show of unity, ready to leverage the game of golf and our respective platforms to help in the fight against the pandemic.
“I jumped at the chance to do this. With everything that's happened over the past few months, to be able to get together with some of the best golfers in the world to raise awareness and money for the frontline workers, people who are fighting this virus every single day…. I'm very honored that I can be a small part of it.”
Golf has a long history of supporting charitable causes in times of need, and we’re honored to continue that tradition. At TaylorMade, we embrace our responsibility to step up during these unprecedented times. We encourage you to join us and show your support! Click here to make a donation of your choosing. No amount is too small, and every dollar will go directly to COVID-19 relief initiatives.
“TaylorMade Driving Relief will bring awareness and additional funding to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m thankful to Rory, Rickie, Dustin and Matthew from Team TaylorMade for their participation in this event and United Heath Group and Farmers Insurance for serving as the foundation of charitable giving.”
About the Event
In partnership with NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Sky Sports and the PGA Tour, Team TaylorMade athletes are headlining TaylorMade Driving Relief – a $3 million-dollar charity skins match supported by United Health Group to raise money and awareness for organizations leading the COVID-19 relief efforts.
The event will be held May 17 at the famed Seminole Golf Club in South Florida, where World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will team with Dustin Johnson to take on Oklahoma State University alums Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. These players are all donating their time in support of the cause.
To ignite the fundraising efforts, United Health Group has pledged $3 million in support of the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation. In addition, Farmers Insurance has also committed $1 million to stand up a birdies/eagle pool to benefit Off Their Plate – which distributes nutritious meals to front-line health workers and offers economic relief to those affected by the pandemic.
It will be the first time since March that televised golf is played. During the broadcast, a live donation platform at PGATOURCharities.com will be open to raise additional funds.
Information & Details
- Teams: Rory McIlroy & Dustin Johnson vs. Rickie Fowler & Matthew Wolff
- Location: Seminole Golf Club (Juno Beach, Florida)
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 17. Live coverage will air from 2-6 p.m. ET
- McIlroy/Johnson playing for the American Nurses Foundation and Fowler/Wolff playing for the CDC Foundation.
- The competition will follow strict social distancing guidelines and FDA-approved testing measures to ensure the health and safety of the golfers and production crew.
How to Watch
Live television broadcasts will appear on NBC, GOLF Channel, NBCSN and Sky Sports. Free streaming will be available via PGA TOUR LIVE (NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video), GOLFPASS, GolfChannel.com and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR.
Make a Contribution
Follow the link below to contribute to COVID-19 relief and support TaylorMade Driving Relief.DONATE NOW