McIlroy, DJ, Fowler and Wolff to play charity match

The PGA Tour has confirmed that the rumoured charity match between Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and rookie Matthew Wolff is all set to take place on May 17th (US time).

The “TaylorMade Driving Relief” will be played as a charity team skins game at the Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

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“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,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“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 competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines, local mandates and will utilise appropriate testing measures to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and others on site.”

The two teams comprising of McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will compete for a US$3 million purse along with an additional US$1 million for bridge and eagle prizes.

All of the money won will go towards the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation to help with their efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s been difficult to witness what so many are enduring over the last several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said World No.1 Rory McIlroy, who lives just 10 minutes from the Seminole Golf Club.

“I’m excited and thankful to TaylorMade and UnitedHealth Group for making this event possible and providing us with the opportunity to show our support of those on the frontlines.”

“I hope that we can provide some respite and entertainment for those tuning in across the globe. Dustin and I will have a lot of fun together and our games will fit well as we push to raise funds and awareness.”

The match will be broadcast live on NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN and Sky Sports and hopefully available here in Australia.

A live-steam of pre-match coverage as well as the first two holes of the event will be available on Twitter.