Golfers return to the course for coronavirus charity tournament

05 May 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

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Four top golfers will compete in a charity tournament, the TaylorMade Driving Relief, on Sunday 17th May to raise money for coronavirus charities.

Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matther Wolff will take part in the event at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, which will see $3 million (£2.38 million) raised for US charities, the American Nurses Foundation and the CDC Foundation. 

The tournament, set up by golf brand TaylorMade, will see McIlroy and Johnson take on Fowler and Wolff in a two-team skins challenge over 18 holes and will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK.

The money will be donated by US brands UnitedHealth Group and Farmers Insurance, while text-to-donate and GoFundMe links will available on the broadcast to allow viewers to donate.

TaylorMade says the four players will follow strict physical distancing measures, while comprehensive testing will be used to protect players, TV staff and others at the course.