Live televised golf, which we have not had since March because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will return on Sunday, May 17.
The PGA Tour, NBC Sports and Sky Sports announced that TaylorMade Driving Relief, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teaming up against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, will be played at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.
The competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines, local mandates and will utilize appropriate testing measures to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and any others on site.
“We are excited about the safe and responsible return of live golf and the opportunity to raise significant funds for those on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic through the TaylorMade Driving Relief event,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.
“With four of the PGA Tour’s top stars in Rory, Rickie, Dustin and Matthew of Team TaylorMade participating and UnitedHealth Group serving as the foundation of charitable giving, and Farmers Insurance providing an additional bonus pool, golf fans around the world can look forward to a unique, interactive and entertaining event that will help those in need.”
The $3-million purse in the skins match, which is supported by UnitedHealth Group, will go to the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, two organizations which are leading Covid-19 relief efforts.
In addition, Farmers Insurance has pledged $1 million to back a birdies-and-eagle pool to benefit Off Their Plate, a charitable organization helping Covid-19 healthcare workers and impacted frontline shift employees.
Also, PGA Tour Charities will provide a Text-To-Donate activation and online donation platform powered by GoFundMe to allow viewers to make additional contributions and raise funds for Covid-19 relief.
The skins game will be telecast from 2-6 p.m. ET on NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN, Sky Sports and other PGA Tour global media partners.