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BMW PGA Championship 2015 Raises Record Total of £100,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2015 08:11 Friday, 30 October 2015 08:03

altTeenage Cancer Trust, the Official Charity of the BMW PGA Championship, will benefit to the tune of a record-breaking £100,000 following the success of the 2015 event won by Korea’s Byeong-Hun An at Wentworth Club.

A variety of fundraising initiatives across the week of The European Tour’s flagship event raised the substantial sums and a further donation from the Tour’s charitable arm, the Tour Players Foundation brought the grand total to the £100,000 mark.

The final sum underlined the generosity of a number of benefactors, including the world’s leading golfers, amateur celebrities, sponsor partners and the general public, and ensures that patients under the care of Teenage Cancer Trust will receive the best possible support, treatment and chances of survival.



Over €20,000 Raised for Charity at the Portugal Masters

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:39 Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:31

Mercedes BalsemaoThanks to the generosity of players, spectators and the Tour Players Foundation, a total of €22,400 was raised at the Portugal Masters for the tournament’s Official Charity, SIC Esperança.

Each professional who took part in the Pro-Am donated their appearance fee to SIC Esperança, thereby raising €4,200 – a figure which was matched by the Tour Players Foundation (TPF), The European Tour’s charitable arm.

The TPF also matched the €6,555 raised through spectator donations for the official programme and drawsheet, with miscellaneous donations taking the total raised to €22,400.



TPC Boston Teams with Deutsche Bank Championship to Create an Unforgettable PGA TOUR Experience for Make-A-Wish Teen

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 01:31 Monday, 26 October 2015 01:28

Greg JacobsonBOSTON, Massachusetts — Through the PGA TOUR and TPC Boston’s partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, 18 year-old Greg Jacobson enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime when he and his family were treated to a behind-the-scenes experience during the final round of competition in the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

A recent graduate of King Philip Regional High School in Wrenthan, MA, and an avid golfer, Greg is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment in Boston for Rhabdomyosarcoma Muscle Sarcoma – a soft tissue tumor located in the muscle of his jaw.



Vi at Silverstone Holds “Putt for Charity” to Promote Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 01:28 Monday, 26 October 2015 01:17

altSCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Michael Baliker/PGA TOUR Staff) — With two weeks remaining until the top 30 players on the Champions Tour arrive in Scottsdale for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the tournament, in association with Vi at Silverstone, held a “Putt for Charity” event at the Vi at Silverstone community to support local Phoenix/Scottsdale charities.

Participants competed on behalf of one of the 50 non-profit organizations that were in attendance. Attendees were invited to enjoy breakfast and gourmet coffee while taking in the breathtaking grounds and amenities at the premier retirement community, which boasts 10 communities spread across the country.



Tim Burke Wins World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:55 Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:48

Tim BurkeCanadian Press

THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma (AP) — Tim Burke won the World Long Drive Championship for the second time in three years, beating Jeremy Easterly in the final with a 394-yard drive.

The 6-foot-6 Burke, a former University of Miami pitcher from Orlando, Florida, earned $150,000 in the event at WinStar World Casino.

Easterly, from Ponte Vedra, Florida, had a 386-yard drive in the final.



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