Phil, Tiger plan to donate portion of match proceeds to charity
Although details are still being finalized for next month’s pay-per-view match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the charitable component did come into sharper focus this week.
Mickelson’s manager, Steve Loy of Lagardère Sports, told GolfChannel.com that the left-hander plans to donate portions of the charitable proceeds raised to his own foundation, the Children of the 58 Fund and the Las Vegas Shriners. The Children of the 58 was created following last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas and provides college and trade school scholarships to the children of the victims.
Loy also said that additional charitable funds will be come from Mickelson, Woods and the PGA Tour from the event’s media rights fees.
Woods’ manager confirmed that his portion of the charitable proceeds will be donated to the Tiger Woods Foundation and other “local” charities.
The $9 million match will be played Nov. 23 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.