Today the Tiger Woods Foundation announced the new hire of Michael Antolini as championship director of the Deutsche Bank Championship and vice president of championships for the Tiger Woods Foundation. The Foundation, which supports underserved students through educational programs designed to help them get through college, has been the beneficiary of the event since 2007 and currently runs the day-to-day operations of New England's premier PGA TOUR Playoff event.
"We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the Tiger Woods Foundation as championship director of the Deutsche Bank Championship," said Greg McLaughlin, president and CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation. "Michael brings energy, experience and a unique perspective to our team, and will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow."
A native of Boston, Antolini will bring to the Tiger Woods Foundation more than 10 years of experience in the golf and sporting entertainment industries.
Antolini joins the Tiger Woods Foundation from the PGA TOUR, where he served as director of business development. While at the TOUR, he created strategic relationships across priority TOUR assets including official marketing partnerships and integrated media deals.
Antolini began his career with the United States Golf Association (USGA), serving in several capacities with the 2002-2008 U.S Open Championships. Most notably, Antolini served as the manager of the 2008 U.S Open where he led on-site development, management and community relations for San Diego's first-ever U.S Open Championship.
As championship director of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Antolini will oversee the general management, operations and growth of the tournament. He will also serve in a leadership role at the Tiger Woods Foundation as vice president of championships.