Monday, August 24, 2009
Tiger Woods joins former teammate Notah Begay in Skins Game
Tiger Woods ('96) joined his friend and former Stanford roommate Notah Begay ('95) in Notah's Skins Game benefitting disadvantaged Native American youth held today at the Turning Stone Resort in central New York state. Also playing in the Skins Game with its $500,000 purse is former Masters champion Mike Weir and Camilo Villegas.
After the event the PRNewswire reports:
Native American Youth True Winners
VERONA, N.Y., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiger Woods, the world's No. 1 golfer, outshot an all-world foursome that included Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir and Notah Begay III to win the second annual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge. Taking nine skins and $230,000 during the 18 holes played on Monday, Woods successfully outplayed both the field and the challenging Atunyote Golf Club course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. The tournament raised at least $750,000 for the Notah Begay III Foundation.
"Today the whole thing was about bringing awareness to what Notah is trying to do," said Woods shortly after the Challenge concluded. "It's great to see what he's doing. He's put his heart, soul and passion into it." Here's the complete story about the event.
The one-day event raised $750,000 dollars for Notah's foundation giving back to his Native American heritage as the PGA Tour's only full-blooded Navajo.
General info about the event can be found at this local website and at Notah's website --- notah.com.