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TaylorMade Driving Relief

TaylorMade Driving Relief match will be held (and televised) Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Seminole Golf Club, Juno Beach, FL.

The skins match, with will be played without spectators, will pit Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff against Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.

The following information is from

“In a skins game, each hole is played separately. The player with the lowest score earns the “skin” for that hole, or a pre-determined amount of money. If a hole is tied, the skin carries over to the next hole until someone wins, making it possible for a player to win several skins on one hole.

For the match at Seminole, each player will play their own ball, with the lowest score among each team counting toward the match. So if McIlroy makes 4 on the 1st hole, and the other three players make a 5 or worse, team Rory-DJ wins the skin.

One major difference between this and a normal skins match is that all money earned will go directly to charities selected by the players. The first six holes will be worth $50,000 each, Nos. 7-16 will be worth $100,000, the 17th hole will be worth $200,000, and the final hole will be worth a $500,000 skin. Each team will also begin with $500,000.

As for the specific charities being supported, McIlroy and Johnson will play for the American Nurses Foundation, and Fowler and Wolff will play for the CDC Foundation.

Live coverage will be provided from 2-6 p.m. ET. For TV viewers, the action will be broadcast on NBC, Golf Channel and NBCSN.”

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Golf Anyone?

At a very quick glance, for a moment at least, they will kinda look like us. When Rickie and Matthew take on Rory and Dustin , there will be no crowds, no caddies. They will even ride in carts- just like us.

But then they’ll tee off, and any semblance to us weekend warriors will disappear like a 350 yard drive into the mist.

We’re talking , of course, about the TaylorMade Driving Relief Match which will pit Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff on Sunday. Covid-related charities will benefit. And this Memorial weekend Tiger Woods will pair with Peyton Manning to battle Phil Michelson and Tom Brady for similar charities.

These two TV events are heaven-sent for millions of golf-starved viewers who have endured weeks of cancelled tournaments including the Masters.

Closer to home, golf life is continuing to open up just as Tri-State businesses are poised to return – each state addressing the challenges differently.

Last week Massachusetts saw the error of its ways and allowed golf courses to reopen –  the last of the Tri-States to do so. The Egremont Country Club however will remain closed for the season.

Connecticut, the Land of Steady Habits, has allowed open courses all along, and New York State, after several open-now-closed back and forths, has decided it’s safe to golf in the Empire State. The issue of carts, however, is still a little cloudy. After several readings of the New York Parks website, it SEEMS as if carts are now allowed without restriction. Best to check with your local course first.

All three states adhere to pretty much the same list of restrictions, but here are links to each state’s rules and regs.



New York State


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