Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, Founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional, and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007 Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities. In the last four years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $5.3 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in 2,000+ recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.
Patriot Golf Day 2011 will again be held during the Labor Day weekend, September 2-5. For more information, please visit http://www.patriotgolfday.com/
J.B. Holmes withdrew from The Barclays on Monday as he prepares to have brain surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the season.
Holmes was diagnosed with Chiari malformations after experiencing vertigo-like symptons since May. Chiari malformations are when there are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.
The surgery is Sept. 1 at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital
“I know when people hear `brain surgery’ it conjures up all kinds of images, but this a relatively low-risk surgery and only takes about an hour and a half,” Holmes said. “Best of all, there’s a very high success rate in fixing the condition. It’s just such a relief to know that there’s a name for what I’ve been going through these past few months and that I have a good chance of getting back to golf and to my regular life.”
Holmes is hopeful of returning to competition about three months after the surgery.
“Tiger’s a guy I want on my team,” Couples said. “I can’t imagine not having him on the team. If he has to be picked there will be somebody upset, because they probably had an incredible year. He’ll be great to have on the team.”
Picking Tiger would be the biggest reach outside the top 10 in Presidents Cup history since the selection of Paul Azinger from the 24th spot in 2000.
Among the players not inside the top 10 today only three major champions are between 11 and 30 in the standings. One is Tiger, the second is Zach Johnson and the third is Keegan Bradley.
Tiger seems like a lock as a business pick. He puts fans in the seats and his Presidents Cup record is pretty strong at 18-11-1.