Earth-friendly tips from the Tiger Woods Foundation's programs team

By Reshma Melwani |
To celebrate Earth Day this year, we've checked in with our programs team based at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, and Washington, D.C., to find out just how eco-friendly they are! We've compiled their tips and suggestions, which we hope will get you thinking about different ways to lessen your carbon footprint. READ MORE

Volunteer of the Month: Ashlee Dawson

By Hope Enyart |
From day and after-school STEM programs to college-access workshops and golf lessons, on any given day the TGR Learning Lab is bustling with activity. On average, our Anaheim, California, lab site welcomes over 250 students a day -- that's a whole lot of minds to challenge and characters to build. We're proud of the work we do here, and even prouder of the support system we have in place. Alongside our talented and dedicated employees, we have a robust group of enthusiastic volunteers that help keep our programs running smoothly. Our volunteer program currently has 60 active participants that can be found in our classrooms, at our front desk, on the driving range or in our admin offices. Whether they help out weekly, monthly or a couple times a year, our volunteers are integral and invaluable to what we do. Today, we celebrate our April 2017 Volunteer of the Month Ashlee Dawson. READ MORE

A passion for education

By Katherine Li Smith, UCI News |
Originally published in UCI News on April 17, 2017, reporter Katherine Li Smith profiles David Tong. David, who's been with the Tiger Woods Foundation's TGR Learning Lab for over nine years, is currently the director of TWF's professional development program, TGR EDU: Create. Learn more about David and his role at the lab. READ MORE

Support girls in STEM

By Michelle Kim, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships |
Wrapping up their freshman year at Stanford University, identical twin sisters Erica and Jessica Rivera have always had a deep-seated love for numbers. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old math majors remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class. READ MORE

What does being a mentor mean?

By Lea Segura |
While participating in student interviews for the Earl Woods Scholar Program recently, one of the most common questions candidates asked was with respect to how our mentor program works. The idea of being matched with a professional mentor who would be an additional support system throughout their four years of college is something most of our scholars not only look forward to but rely on. READ MORE

Get to know the Nguyen siblings on National Sibling Day

By Jenny & Ngoc Nguyen |
Today we're celebrating National Sibling Day with two of our very own Earl Woods Scholar siblings -- Jenny and Ngoc Nguyen! Growing up in Garden Grove, California, the Nguyen siblings have accomplished so much at their young age, and with their ambition and talent, there's no telling where they'll go. READ MORE

Why scholarships are key in the college process

By Denisse Jover |
On a daily basis, I listen to students' constant worries about paying for college. I've even heard them tell me about dollar signs chasing after them in their dreams and falling into a dark hole of college debt. After lending an ear, I proceed to follow up and ask, "Well, have you applied for scholarships?" READ MORE

The Tiger Jam experience

By Brigitte Ruiz & Dan Scali |
Party like a rock star. Play cards with the best. Golf like a pro. Become a TGR VIP. Play your cards right, and you'll have one incredible weekend hosted by Tiger Woods. READ MORE

Highlights from TGR EDU: Create's STEM Seminar

By Reshma Melwani |
By 2018, 8.6 million STEM-related jobs will be created. Within the next decade, that number will only increase. To better prepare students for the workforce of the future, we're focused on providing them with the training, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in various STEM careers. But that is only part of the equation. In order to successfully educate our students, we must effectively teach our teachers, providing them with the best resources to deliver high quality STEM experiences in their classrooms. Enter TGR EDU: Create's STEM Studio. READ MORE

Behind the lens: The science behind photography

By David Tong |
The thought of being on camera never crossed my mind when I decided to pursue my career in education. I'm very comfortable teaching math concepts, utilizing the latest technology tools in the classroom, and even facilitating a new lesson to a group of passionate teachers. However, taking on the challenge of being filmed for TGR EDU: Explore's first lesson training video was definitely out of my comfort zone. READ MORE

TGR EDU: Explore offers college-access webinar

By Eric Moore |
College exploration and admissions can be an overwhelming and confusing process. But it doesn't have to be! The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to offer new and free college preparedness resources now available at TGR EDU: Explore. In addition, we're inviting educators, high school counselors, parents and students to join us for a college-access webinar airing live on Tuesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. PST. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: On honoring my family by honoring myself

By Mariah Green |
In this month's Scholar Voices series, we hear from recent Temple University graduate and Earl Woods Scholar alum Mariah Green. Full of ambition and brimming with a deep desire to leave this world better than she found it, Mariah poignantly reflects on the undue responsibility many first-generation students feel to accept high-paying, less-fulfilling career paths in order to support their families. Learn more about Mariah's journey and how she found her path toward living her passion. READ MORE

Blazing trails: In celebration of Women's History Month

By Dr. Katherine Bihr |
A picture showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago. It was the cover of American Spirit magazine, a publication of the National Daughters of the American Revolution. To celebrate Women's History Month, AS featured a woman's silhouette filled with pictures of women of distinction -- honored by the NDAR for their contributions to American history through music, politics, science, education and more. My face stared back at me. Next to me are pictures of faces, many of them unknown to me, and being curious about how I landed here among them, I decided to research a few. READ MORE

Design, innovate and collaborate in STEM Studio

By David Tong, Director of TGR EDU: Create |
Push pins, meat packing trays, tape, balloons and a straw. Using only these materials, apply Newton's Laws of Motion to design a single balloon rocket car that will travel the furthest distance in a race with other fellow educators. READ MORE

SXSWedu: Provoking thought, affirming commitment

By Dr. Katherine Bihr |
I have had time to breathe now that SXSWedu 2017 is behind me, and I am just as fired up as I was that week. Besides having the opportunity to present the work we do here at the foundation, I was able to sit in on and participate in a variety of exciting exchanges, keynotes and discussions that reinforced why I've dedicated my life's work to education. Here are a few inspiring moments from my experience at SXSWedu that are worth sharing. READ MORE

Donor Spotlight: Matthew A. Troka

By Matthew A. Troka |
In our latest Donor Spotlight feature, we hear from Matt Troka, senior vice president of product and partner management at CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. A FORTUNE 500 company, CDW has been a longtime advocate of the Tiger Woods Foundation, generously supporting our mission of helping students reach and surpass their goals and dreams. READ MORE

Meet Erica & Jessica Rivera: Unexpected Champions

By Reshma Melwani |
In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don't know where this love comes from, they say it's organic -- let's say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class. READ MORE

Happy Pi Day!

By Dr. Katherine Bihr |

It's Pi Day. You know, 3.14 or π, an enigma in mathematical circles. A mathematical constant that has no end, seemingly thumbing its nose to definition. Pi gets a lot of fun attention around the world. In fact, last year a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence took place -- Pi Day of the century where the date and time approximated to 10 digits, drawing attention from both classroom teachers to the scientists at NASA. While this year may not be quite as exciting, here are a few fun facts about pi:

  1. Chao Lu holds the world record for remembering the value of pi up to 67,890 digits.
  2. Pi has been the star of TV and film, including "Star Trek," "The Net" and "Pi: Faith in Chaos."
  3. The value of pi has been determined to more than one trillion digits.
  4. Famous birthdays on pi day include Billy Crystal, Quincy Jones and Albert Einstein.
  5. Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) was so furiously calculating pi that he missed the Roman soldiers taking over the Greek city of Syracuse. When the soldiers approached him, he yelled, "Do not touch my circles!" The Roman soldier cut off his head and went on his business.

But mostly pi is significant because of its connection to cycles and all things circular. Consider that the average sinuosity of a river -- the distance of its bends and turns divided from its source to the ocean, is 3.14. Pi is used for TV and radio to optimize signals sent to one's home. Egyptians used pi to construct the pyramids. Pi is used by structural engineers who need to design buildings able to withstand earthquakes. Pi is also involved in the creation of a rainbow. Even the distance one hits a golf ball can be analyzed with pi, as the shoulder turn creates a circular pattern that, when scrutinized, can help the golfer improve distance and score! 

So, welcome Pi Day! Your history and impact on our world is honored today. For me, I'll take a slice of berry pie -- to go. 

Champions of the unexpected

TWF takes SXSWedu

By Reshma Melwani |
Wow, what a week it has been! We're back at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, after four exciting days at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. While we're dealing with some very real brisket taco withdrawal symptoms, we've come back home fueled with fresh ideas and a whole lot of hope for the future of education. READ MORE

Save the date: Tiger's Poker Night presented by WPT

By Matt Cusick and Casey Birkdale |
Stack your chips next to the world's best on May 19, 2017, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas! Join emcee Phil Hellmuth, poker pros Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Maria Ho, along with WPT's Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Lynn Gilmartin. READ MORE

Five tips to getting college ready this summer!

By Denisse Jover |
Fun in the sun is sneaking up quickly as summer is almost here. Homework, projects and college can be a thing of the past once that bell rings on the last day of school. But summer is the perfect time for students, particularly high school juniors, to jump-start their college plans and process. READ MORE

Four stars for the Tiger Woods Foundation for the fifth consecutive year

By Reshma Melwani |
For a fifth year in a row, the Tiger Woods Foundation has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. This top distinction applauds our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. With only 7 percent of charities awarded the rating five years in a row, we continue to set ourselves apart and outperform most other charities in America. READ MORE

Tiger Woods Foundation heads to SXSWedu

By Dr. Katherine Bihr, VP of Programs and Education |
One of the premier education conferences in the United States is SXSWedu, held annually in Austin, Texas. What once began as a small regional conference designed to celebrate innovations in learning has quickly grown into an international force in education. More than 12,000 people attended last year, where speakers challenged participants to innovate, disrupt and challenge traditional education practice. READ MORE

Dustin Johnson joins the club

By Noah Sharfman |
Weather delays during Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 Genesis Open caused unique playing circumstances on Sunday of tournament week. At 7 a.m., Dustin Johnson stepped to the tee at The Riviera Country Club for his third round. READ MORE
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Global Luxury takes over Riviera

By Genesis |
From February 13-19, The Riviera Country Club will be flushed with luxury. Guests of the Genesis Open can enjoy a number of different activations and public spaces designed to honor the game of golf while showcasing the Genesis line of luxury vehicles. The Genesis approach to automotive luxury is different than any other car manufacturer, and the Genesis Open's approach to guests is second to none on the PGA TOUR. READ MORE
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TGR Learning Lab heads to Genesis Open

By Reshma Melwani |
The Tiger Woods Foundation's award-winning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum will be on display at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week during the Genesis Open. Families and students attending the tournament from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, will be able to engage in unique hands-on learning experiences on the course, while getting a glimpse at the project-based activities that set the flagship TGR Learning Lab apart. READ MORE
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Filling up at the Genesis Open

By Jacob Moskowitz |
(Photo: The Woods Burger, available at The Woods at 10)
There is no shortage of upgraded food options at the Genesis Open. From The Woods at 10 to food trucks at The Promenade, Riviera offers an upgraded food and beverage experience unlike any other sporting event. READ MORE
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Know before you go

By Noah Sharfman |
Prior to heading to The Riviera Country Club for the 2017 Genesis Open, stay up to date on all important spectator information to make your experience more enjoyable. READ MORE

Genesis Open announces player field

By Noah Sharfman |
Today's unveiling of the player field for next week's Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club sets up for the PGA TOUR's west-coast swing to finish with a festive flourish of first-class golf. READ MORE
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Spieth, Holmes and Chappell headline Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase

By Jacob Moskowitz |
The 2017 Genesis Open kicks off Monday, Feb. 13, with the Collegiate Showcase. Gates open at 8 a.m. for the pro-am event, which features six college golf programs: Kentucky, Colorado, UCLA, Texas, Washington and Pepperdine. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: On being a black physicist

By Yani Udiani |
In this month's Scholar Voices series, we celebrate Black History Month. Today, we hear from our brilliant and ever ambitious Earl Woods Scholar and recent North Carolina State University graduate Yani Udiani. With a bachelor's degree in physics and upcoming plans to begin his Ph.D. program, Yani speaks candidly about blazing a trail for fellow African-American physicists. READ MORE

Donor Spotlight: Mark Costa

By Mark Costa |
Sharing in the Tiger Woods Foundation's passion for helping families and communities thrive, Kaiser Permanente is a generous supporter of TGR EDU: Create, our professional development STEM program benefitting both teachers and students. Today, we speak to Mark Costa, senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals in Orange County, California, who is responsible for the care delivery of more than 530,000 members supported by 7,000 staff and 1,000 Permanente physicians that he leads in partnership with the Orange County Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). READ MORE
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Genesis Open announces Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption

By Noah Sharfman |
Representing the advancement of diversity in the game of golf, Kevin M. Hall has been awarded the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption to play in the 2017 Genesis Open. Hall is set to join the field of 144 players at The Riviera Country Club, Feb. 16-19. READ MORE
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A club for all ages

By Jacob Moskowitz |
The experience at The Riviera Country Club will be all new this February for the 2017 Genesis Open. In its first year managed by TGR Live and benefiting Tiger Woods Foundation, the tournament is expanding its activities and access for youth on course. With the TGR Learning Lab, youth viewing zones, autograph alley and free youth tickets, the Genesis Open shares the Tiger Woods Foundation's commitment to empowering our youth. READ MORE

Join us for a live webinar for TGR EDU: Explore

By Reshma Melwani |
The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to invite middle and high school educators to participate in a live webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. PST as we showcase TGR EDU: Explore, a new online initiative that supports students in college preparation and high-quality STEM career paths. Best part, it's completely free. Discover what TGR EDU: Explore has to offer you and your students! READ MORE
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An upgraded experience

By Noah Sharfman |
New at the Genesis Open in 2017 is accessible luxury for all level of ticket holders at The Riviera Country Club. During Rounds 1-4 of the tournament, grounds ticket holders have a variety of ways to upgrade their tickets. READ MORE
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Plan your perfect day at the Genesis Open

By Noah Sharfman |
It's time to think outside the stadium and craft your own experience at the 2017 Genesis Open. Spend the day with the world's best golfers, Feb. 13-19, at The Riviera Country Club. From following your favorite players to enjoying the socializing at the many open-to-the-public destinations and activations, start planning your perfect day at the Genesis Open. READ MORE

Winter Workshop: Jamal's journey

By Jamal Adan |
Today, we highlight our final Earl Woods Scholar speech from the Tiger Woods Foundation's Winter Workshop. Time and again, we are reminded that it's our scholars and students -- these resilient kids who overcome the mightiest of obstacles -- that are our truest inspirations. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: Reflections on Winter Workshop

By Claudia Flores |
In today's post, we hear from Claudia Flores, a fourth-year sociology major at UC Berkeley. Despite personal and financial struggles over the years, Claudia never lost sight of her dream of attending and graduating from college. She personifies perseverance. With graduation soon approaching and plans to enter nursing school, Claudia looks back and reflects on her experience as an Earl Woods Scholar and opens up about what she's gained from attending the Tiger Woods Foundation's annual Winter Workshop over the years. READ MORE

Partnering in digital excellence

By Stacie Kronthal, VP, Corporate Education Partnerships, Discovery Education |
When I first experienced the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, last August, the enormity of the goal before the Discovery Education team became clear. Tiger Woods' vision of digitizing the TGR Learning Lab, then making those resources available to students across the country through a nationwide initiative, was ambitious, to say the least. READ MORE

Build your personal brand with a great LinkedIn profile

By Patrick Dean Hodgson |
A few weeks ago during Winter Workshop at the TGR Learning Lab I had the privilege to speak to a couple dozen Earl Woods Scholars about the importance of LinkedIn. My main goal was to inform them how critical it is to build their personal brand on the platform, especially since 94 percent of recruiters actively vet candidates on LinkedIn. READ MORE

Learning in the 21st century

By Dr. Katherine Bihr |
Several years ago, I attended a conference that focused on learning. More specifically, on the ways that businesses leverage technology for mass training their employees. New models of learning such as asynchronous, synchronous and second life -- a virtual world where users can connect and create content -- were at their infancy and being implemented by many of the corporate elite. I wondered if this could make classroom learning more representative of the important interactions that happen between teacher and student. I remember thinking back to my school administrator days when the incorporation of technology was relegated to placing a few computers in classrooms and labs and creating a schedule for students to stop in for word processing, or for the more adventurous, creating digital pictures and calendars to enhance reports or class presentations. READ MORE
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The world's best join the club

By Noah Sharfman |
Between the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles and the famous beaches lining Santa Monica and Malibu, a star-studded list of PGA TOUR golfers highlight the early list of players committed to play in the 2017 Genesis Open. Reigning U.S. Open champion and PGA TOUR Player of the Year Dustin Johnson, 2015 Masters and U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth, 2013 Masters winner Adam Scott, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose and defending champion Bubba Watson are scheduled to join tournament host Tiger Woods at The Riviera Country Club, Feb. 13-19. READ MORE

Winter Workshop: Yani's journey

By Yani Udiani |
At the beginning of this month, the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, was home to the seventh annual Earl Woods Scholar Winter Workshop. Over the course of three days, 64 of our Earl Woods Scholars discussed matters most important to them -- college, careers and overcoming and triumphing over life's obstacles. It was a poignant, important three days for the scholars and TWF staff alike. READ MORE

2017 Forecast

By Rick Singer |
2016 was a monumental year for the Tiger Woods Foundation. While we turned 20, we did so much more than just celebrate. We grew in breadth and scope. From planning and piloting new programmatic initiatives to taking on the Genesis Open at Riviera, 2016 was undoubtedly dedicated to expanding our reach. In fact, the pinnacle of the past year, our 20th anniversary celebration in New York City, was less focused on all we've accomplished over the last two decades, but more precisely served as a launching pad for the many new undertakings we have on the horizon. And with direction from Tiger to expand our reach globally, we've truly begun to take the foundation to new heights. READ MORE

Winter Workshop: James' journey

By James Green |
It was just last week when we kicked off our seventh annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop. Sixty-four of our Earl Woods Scholars traveled to our flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, and spent three days in seminars, workshops, panel discussions and mock interviews -- all to bolster their success in college and prepare them for the road ahead. READ MORE

Laying the road for 2017

By Reshma Melwani |
2016 was undoubtedly a milestone year for the Tiger Woods Foundation, highlighted by our 20th anniversary. While we certainly looked back at how TWF has evolved over the last two decades, 2016 was marked by a renewed commitment for growth, both from our founder, Tiger Woods, as well as the entire TWF family. Tiger officially launched TGR, a centralized parent brand unifying all of his ventures under one umbrella. And TWF officially announced its digital expansion program, TGR EDU: Digital, through a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. While 2016 was filled with many exciting ventures and opportunities, 2017 will be our year to drive our goals forward. READ MORE

Introducing TGR EDU: Explore

By Eric Moore |
TGR EDU: Explore is live! Tiger Woods' vision to reach millions of students around the country and around the world -- to create meaningful, positive change through innovative education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and college access -- was the catalyst for the Tiger Woods Foundation to partner with Discovery Education, recognized as a leader in K-12 education, to digitize the experience of the TGR Learning Lab and Earl Woods Scholar Program. Starting Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, students and teachers will be able to access -- for free -- the Tiger Woods Foundation's award-winning curriculum and professional development, no matter where they live. READ MORE
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Welcome to the club

By Jacob Moskowitz |
Traditions and history are two of the key elements that differentiate the Genesis Open from other events on the PGA TOUR. Entering its 91st playing in 2017, the Genesis Open is one of the longest standing stops on TOUR. But what's new in 2017 as the Genesis Open welcomes the next chapter of PGA TOUR golf to Riviera? READ MORE

Hexadyne Corporation makes first donation to TWF's Unexpected Champions Fund

By Reshma Melwani |
On the heels of the Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th anniversary, we launched the Unexpected Champions Fund, a campaign aimed at raising $10 million by 2020 in support of breakthrough student transformations. TWF is proud to announce that Hexadyne Corporation is the campaign's first major donor, generously contributing $1 million over the next five years. READ MORE
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Go Greenside at 14

By Scott Gillies |
There's no better way to share the day with the world's best at The Riviera Country Club during the 2017 Genesis Open than getting closer to the action than ever before. Comparable to sitting courtside cheering on your favorite basketball team or sitting right behind home plate admiring your favorite baseball team, a Greenside at 14 seat gives you the exclusive opportunity to be as close to the action as ever before. READ MORE

A Celebration of Unexpected Champions

By Rick Singer |
In our last and final flashback to our 20th anniversary event, "A Celebration of Unexpected Champions," at the iconic New York Public Library, we hear from the Tiger Woods Foundation's President and CEO Rick Singer. Singer took to the stage to remind guests of TWF's 20-year journey, but also to share plans for the future. READ MORE

Save the date for Tiger Jam: May 19-20, 2017

By Matt Cusick |
The Tiger Woods Foundation is excited to announce the 19th annual Tiger Jam benefit concert at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino to be held May 19-20, 2017. The two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods returns to Las Vegas for an action-packed weekend of world-class golf, high-stakes poker and exclusive VIP experiences benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation's college-access programs.

Top 20 reasons to give to the Tiger Woods Foundation

By Michelle Kim and Jessica Carbajal |
When golfer and philanthropist Tiger Woods launched the Tiger Woods Foundation with his father in 1996, he knew he wanted to leave a lasting impact on kids, their families and their neighborhoods. In the 20 years since, TWF has not only served hundreds of thousands of students, but it's provided kids from under-served communities with opportunities that have radically changed their lives. From innovative, project-based STEM programs offered at TGR Learning Labs across the country, to the many unique, one-to-one college-access workshops within the Earl Woods Scholar Program, TWF has remained steadfast in its promise of offering kids the right resources to ensure lifelong success. In fact, our results are in the numbers. Take a look at the top 20 reasons why you should invest in the Tiger Woods Foundation with a tax-deductible donation. READ MORE
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Tiger Woods commits to play in 2017 Genesis Open

By Noah Sharfman |
Tournament host Tiger Woods announced today that he has committed to play in the 2017 Genesis Open, Feb. 13-19, at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Woods, whose TGR Live is the host of the Genesis Open that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, made the announcement following his return in early December at the Hero World Challenge after more than 15 months away from competitive golf. READ MORE

In memoriam of Marcus Edwards: Champion of the unexpected

By Eric Moore |
The TGR Learning Lab -- then known as the Tiger Woods Learning Center -- expanded to Washington, D.C., at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. At our Capitol Hill site a multitude of events, including Tiger Woods' speaking to the student body at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School's Capitol Hill campus, preceded our formal opening, and we were anxious to start the year of after-school programming with courses in video production and communications. After months of planning, only one task remained: get students in the building! The very first student to turn in an application to become a member of the TGR Learning Lab was a bright-eyed 10th grader named Marcus Edwards. READ MORE

Flashback: TGR Learning Lab expands to Florida

By Emily Taylor |
Through a partnership with Murray Middle School, the foundation began offering its STEM-based, college-access programs to Florida students in 2011. The core curriculum utilized technology to explore careers in science and engineering. In addition, TWF pre-college activities were integrated to support student interests. But best of all, this satellite location brought the foundation's hands-on, technology-rich approach to planning for college and a rewarding career. READ MORE

Donor Appreciation: A year of giving

By Reshma Melwani |
As 2016 comes to a close, the Tiger Woods Foundation looks back and gives thanks to the many people and organizations that have supported the work we do and the lives we transform. Through our 'Donor Appreciation' series this past year, we've had the opportunity to feature a few of our generous advocates and share their stories, both professional and personal. Today, we revisit 2016's selected donors and share highlights from their Q&A's. READ MORE

Celebration of Unexpected Champions: A Scholar's journey to Georgetown University

By Darryl Robinson |
Earl Woods Scholar alum Darryl Robinson's candid and moving speech at the Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th anniversary celebration in New York City this past October had the room swelling with emotion. A true personification of dogged determination, Robinson never abandoned his dream of receiving a college education and a better life, even when obstacles seemed insurmountable at times. In today's post, you'll hear in Robinson's own words exactly why we believe he is a true champion of the unexpected. READ MORE

Crowning a world champion

By Noah Sharfman |
Making his third start in the World Challenge, Hideki Matsuyama carried a huge lead into Sunday and held on for the victory at the 2016 Hero World Challenge. His 18-under was two strokes better than runner-up Henrik Stenson, who finished at 16-under par. READ MORE

Action heats up off the course

By Noah Sharfman |
The full experience at the Hero World Challenge extends well beyond the golf course. While a round in the the pro-am and followingsome of the best 18 golfers in the world are highlights of the week at Albany, Bahamas, you must take advantage of the nightlife to truly experience all that tournament week has to offer. READ MORE
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Breaking down the 2016 Hero World Challenge field

By Damian Secore |
Bubba Watson was a late entry into the 2015 Hero World Challenge field and made the most of the opportunity. Originally concerned that he couldn't get a passport for his young daughter in time, Watson turned down an invitation to The Bahamas, then ended up in the field when Jason Day withdrew. READ MORE

Golf's most exclusive round

By Noah Sharfman |
With the gates at Albany closed to the public Wednesday, Nov. 30, groups of professional and amateur golfers took the course. The pro-am at Albany is golf's most exclusive round, with 18 of the world's best players comprising the Hero World Challenge field. READ MORE
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Wednesday Pro-Am tee times

By Noah Sharfman |
Eighteen of the world's best golfers take to Albany, Bahamas, for the 2016 Hero World Challenge, where tournament host Tiger Woods makes his anticipated return to the course. Before teeing it up in competitive rounds, the best field in golf hits the course at Albany for the Hero World Challenge Pro-Am on Wednesday. READ MORE
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Top five reasons to give the gift of golf

By Noah Sharfman |
This holiday season, surprise the golf lover in your life with a gift they'll never forget. At the Genesis Open, you don't just buy a seat to the event, you receive an exclusive VIP experience on-course at The Riviera Country Club. READ MORE

Meet Milton Chen: Champion of the unexpected

By Reshma Melwani |
Educational innovator. Elmo Award recipient. Jedi Master. With over four decades in education, Dr. Milton Chen's professional journey is expansive, impressive and definitely entertaining. The author of Education Nation and senior fellow and executive director, emeritus, at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), Chen is a leading voice within the educational media landscape and a longtime advocate of the Tiger Woods Foundation. READ MORE

The challenging education and technology gap

By Patrick Dean Hodgson |
Something exciting is happening right now. The rapid rise of technology is disrupting industries across the globe. The world's largest taxi company (Uber) owns no vehicles; the most valuable retailer (Alibaba) has no inventory; and the world's most popular media owner (Facebook) creates no content. While most sectors seem to be embracing change driven by technology, some remain stuck in the mud. The biggest offender, perhaps, is education. READ MORE

TWF turns 20: Celebrating an amazing milestone

By Rick Singer, President & CEO |
Today, in all of our offices, we'll be celebrating an amazing milestone. It was exactly 20 years ago that a young 20-year-old kid and his father decided to start this foundation. Pretty audacious for sure. But here we are, 20 years later, with an organization that has become an important force in both STEM education and event management. Other than Tiger and Earl, I'm not sure anyone would have predicted how far we could come in that time.

It's National Education Week: Give $20 for 20

By Reshma Melwani |
We believe the great thinkers of our time will come from unexpected places. For 20 years, the Tiger Woods Foundation has helped equip scholars like Mariah Harrod with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. Be a champion of the unexpected and give $20 to support breakthrough student transformations! READ MORE
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Top five ways to grow your business on the golf course

By Aaron Moszer |
Sports has often been used as a method of conducting business, but the days of entertaining in a luxury box are played out. Spending a day on-course can provide the perfect opportunity to build meaningful business relationships while enjoying a live sporting event unbound by stadium walls and seating charts. It's time to think outside the stadium. READ MORE

STEMulated minds at work

By Melisa San Agustin |
In order to meet the needs of the increasing number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs within the next decade, we need students to be exposed to opportunities that exist and provide them with the training, knowledge and skills they need to be successful in these careers. To meet this demand, teachers need to be provided with effective professional development and resources to deliver high quality STEM experiences to their students. With support from the Tiger Woods Foundation's presenting sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, for two days the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, was transformed into a STEM learning hub where educators had the opportunity to participate in collaborative professional development training in the STEM fields. READ MORE

My National Day: June 26, 2016

By Billy Hurley III |
One of my most memorable moments in golf did not occur in a tournament or even a round of golf but rather a casual conversation on the putting green at the Naval Academy Golf Course in July 2000. I was a plebe at the Naval Academy in the middle of Plebe Summer boot camp and the conversation was with a teammate on the Navy golf team. Standing on the putting green, I commented to my teammate that I was going to play golf on the PGA TOUR. He chuckled and said, "Good luck with that." READ MORE

Celebration of Unexpected Champions: A Scholar's journey to NASA

By Grace Lee |
The Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th anniversary celebration in New York City last month brought together many of our longtime supporters and fellow advocates. While we were able to look back at what we've achieved, our "Celebration of Unexpected Champions" also gave us an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of all our students and scholars. During the evening's program, guests met three exemplary Earl Woods Scholars whose inspiring stories of courage and fortitude captivated the room. In today's post, you'll read South Korean immigrant and UC Berkeley graduate Grace Lee's moving speech about the uncertainty she and her family faced, and how she never let fear hold her back from achieving her dreams. READ MORE
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Volunteering is more than just a job

By Julia Schmitt |
For Branden Augustus, volunteering at the Genesis Open is more than just work; it's an experience. While working in golf is his 9-to-5 job, spending his time at The Riviera Country Club each February has become a tradition unlike any other. READ MORE

Going global with TGR EDU: Explore

By Eric Moore |
Since inception, the TGR Learning Lab has transformed how students learn through innovative, hands-on approaches to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, connecting what they do in school to real-world careers and opportunities. With an increased emphasis on high-quality STEM professional development, the TGR Learning Lab has expanded its effort -- via engaging workshops held coast-to-coast -- to help teachers and educators create meaningful learning opportunities for the students they serve. This type of work ensures that more students are exposed to life-changing experiences, with the end goal of creating a nationwide movement to transform communities through education. READ MORE
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Tickets on sale for 2017 Genesis Open

By Noah Sharfman |
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Genesis Open, to be held Feb. 13-19, 2017 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Starting at just $15, all ticket options to L.A.'s annual PGA TOUR event can be purchased online or by calling 855-492-8052. READ MORE

Highlights from the 2016 Tiger Woods Invitational: A golfer's dream getaway

By Marci Gentzkow |
It's a golfer's dream getaway: three rounds of golf at three of the country's most noteworthy and breathtaking courses. One-hundred and twenty guests lived that dream at the sixth annual Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI held at Pebble Beach. In addition to luxurious accommodations, delectable meals and incredible golf, guests also enjoyed a private golf exhibition and Q&A with Tiger Woods, table tennis with a U.S. Olympian, glow golf on Pebble's 18th hole, a brag-worthy swag bag, inspirational stories from a foundation scholar and memories that will last a lifetime. READ MORE
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Tiger Woods to make return to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge

By Noah Sharfman |
Following 16 months away from competitive golf, tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return at the 2016 Hero World Challenge, Dec. 1-4, at Albany in The Bahamas. READ MORE

Celebration of Unexpected Champions: An Earl Woods Scholar's journey

By Stephanie Navarrete |
Last month, at the Tiger Woods Foundation's "Celebration of Unexpected Champions," we not only celebrated the work we've done over the years, but more importantly, we welcomed to the stage three inspiring Earl Woods Scholars to share their stories of grit and perseverance. They are the reason we do what we do. In today's post, you'll read D.C. native and Syracuse University graduate Stephanie Navarrete's moving speech about the many obstacles she faced and overcame throughout her time at college. READ MORE

Tiger Woods: Champion of the unexpected

By Reshma Melwani |
October has been a momentous month for Tiger Woods, thus it's only fitting we point a spotlight on the man of the hour. As his educational nonprofit, the Tiger Woods Foundation, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an inspiring celebration at the New York Public Library, Woods unveiled the next chapter of his storied career with the arrival of TGR. A centralized parent brand that will join and strengthen Woods' current and future endeavors, TGR marks a broadening of scope for the professional golfer and philanthropist. Along with news of the rebrand, Woods announced the foundation's exciting partnership with educational powerhouse Discovery Education. The union will propel Woods' goal of helping millions of kids worldwide through an expansive new digital platform. It's clear from what's ahead, Woods has set the bar high for his second chapter. And in a sit-down interview, he candidly reminds us that while golf is his passion, helping the world, one student at a time, is his lifelong mission. READ MORE

A celebration 20 years in the making

By Marci Gentzkow |
Twenty years in the making, our "Celebration of Unexpected Champions" was a fitting tribute to the transformative power of education and the work of the Tiger Woods Foundation. On Oct. 20, 400 guests arrived on a dramatic scene at one of New York's iconic institutions, The New York Public Library. After mingling with cocktails in the copper-lit halls and bidding on unique sports memorabilia in the silent auction, guests were escorted to the grand ballroom for an unforgettable dinner program.

Tiger Woods Foundation announces new partnership with Discovery Education

By Reshma Melwani |
The Tiger Woods Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. To mark the momentous milestone, golfer and philanthropist Tiger Woods hosted "A Celebration of Unexpected Champions," at the iconic New York Public Library on Oct. 20. Woods was joined onstage by preeminent journalist and news anchor Charlie Rose and NIKE, Inc. co-founder and visionary Phil Knight for a candid conversation about the past, present and future of TWF. The evening not only highlighted the past two decades of transformative assistance TWF has brought to thousands of underserved students, but during the event, Woods officially announced TWF's new and exciting partnership with Discovery Education. READ MORE

Donor Spotlight: Jonathan Orszag

By Reshma Melwani |
A longtime supporter of the foundation, economist Jonathan Orszag officially joined the board of directors of the Tiger Woods Foundation in 2012. Currently, Orszag serves as the senior managing director and member of the Executive Committee of Compass Lexecon, LLC, an economic consulting firm he co-founded. Early in Orszag's career, he served as an economic policy advisor on President Bill Clinton's National Economic Council. Within the private sector, he has handled a number of high-profile mergers, including Orbitz/Expedia, Office Max/Office Depot and Delta/Northwest. READ MORE

Tiger to appear on 'Charlie Rose' and 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk TWF's 20th anniversary

By Emily Taylor |
In addition to celebrating 20 years of the Tiger Woods Foundation at The New York Public Library on Oct. 20, Tiger will be talking about his charity work with a few famous faces. READ MORE

Our team: Meet Dave Klewan

By Dave Klewan |
By the time you'll read this, we will be close to 100 days from Round 1 of the 2017 Genesis Open. While our event only takes place over the span of a week, it takes a full year to plan and execute a PGA TOUR event. With that said, the planning behind the 2017 Genesis Open has definitely been an exception to the norm. READ MORE

Tiger's inspirational speech to staff about the next chapter

By Tiger Woods |
On Sept. 9, 2016, Tiger assembled his entire staff at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, for a first-ever Townhall. The purpose was clear: to bring everyone together to hear from him directly about TGR and its future. In addition to Tiger's keynote speech, staff participated in a Q&A, workshops and a cocktail reception. Below is what Tiger shared with the TGR staff. READ MORE

A sign of respect

By Noah Sharfman |
Combining the contemporary elegance of the Genesis brand with the rich history of PGA TOUR golf at The Riviera Country Club, the Genesis Open unveiled its full logo set. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: Fighting to end campus racism

By Felix Lee |
Earl Woods Scholar and Boston College sophomore Felix Lee writes in to our college voices series this month offering a very real glimpse at the current racial tensions affecting students of color on many college campuses across the U.S. Lee chronicles his own experience partaking in "Blackout," a peaceful protest at Boston College and explains how his involvement with the movement has shaped him for the better and awakened his desire to continue the fight for social justice. READ MORE

The sixth annual Tiger Woods Invitational is sold out!

By Matt Cusick |
(Photo: Joann Dost)
The most exclusive golf getaway of 2016, the Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI, has sold out for the sixth consecutive year. The private amateur golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods takes place Oct. 10-12 in Monterey, California. All proceeds from the event will equip students with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. A VIP wait list to participate in the 2017 Tiger Woods Invitational is now open. READ MORE

In memory of Marcus

By Tiger Woods |
The recent passing of our former student, Marcus Edwards, has hit all of us hard at the foundation. As we continue to grapple with his sudden and tragic death, Tiger has shared words of encouragement with his staff. And in turn, we share them with you -- all of our supporters and fellow advocates who stand with us to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and succeed in life. READ MORE

Flashback: Earl Woods publishes 'Start Something'

By Marci Gentzkow |
"It's so easy to get caught up in daily problems: Your parents are mad at you, your best friend made plans that didn't include you, that math test was impossible, you didn't make the team. Yet believe it or not, in the middle of all that stress and trouble, there are wonderful things happening all around you, if you take the time to notice." And so goes the first chapter of Start Something, a book written by Tiger's dad Earl to challenge kids to make themselves and the world a better place. READ MORE

Get on the list

By Noah Sharfman |
The Genesis Open is the place to be. Guests don't just purchase a seat to the Genesis Open, they receive an all-access invitation to an elevated and exclusive experience. How do you get that invitation first? Join the Genesis Open Insiders List. READ MORE

Flashback: Tiger's TWLC hard hat tour

By Marci Gentzkow |
Flashback to October 1, 2005, when the Tiger Woods Learning Center was a shell of its future glory. Encompassed by dirt and plaster, no one could have truly imagined the incredible opportunity for change housed within its walls. No one could have accurately predicted the impact this innovative space would have on minority, impoverished and first-generation college hopefuls (nearly 150,000 students served and 35,000 hours of STEM curriculum to date!). READ MORE

Genesis Open hires general manager

By Noah Sharfman |
The Tiger Woods Foundation has hired Dave Klewan as the general manager of the Genesis Open. The hiring bolsters the foundation's team supporting its inaugural year of operating the Genesis Open. READ MORE

TWF's All-Star VPs

By Reshma Melwani |
Providing exceptional work requires working with exceptional people. Here at the Tiger Woods Foundation, we are fortunate to have a team of stellar VPs who have made it their personal and professional mission to help students reach their full potential. Whether they execute our many events and fundraisers, cultivate relationships with donors and sponsors, oversee our business development or develop and implement new curriculum, our VPs are opening doors for thousands of students. Get to know these leaders and learn why they love doing what they do! READ MORE

Meet Bill Borges: Champion of the unexpected

By Reshma Melwani |
Where Bill Borges has come from and where he is today are two very different places. His story is one of sheer perseverance. The son of California natives, Borges grew up in a working class neighborhood in Anaheim, California. His parents, neither of whom completed high school, both worked hard at local grocery stores to provide for the family. The eldest of three siblings and a self-proclaimed "egghead," Borges realized very early on that education was his ticket out of his circumstances. And as a mentor to the Tiger Woods Foundation's Earl Woods Scholars, he's been passionate about taking what he's learned over the last 67 years and passing it on to his mentees so that they too can reach for more. READ MORE

What TWF's 20th anniversary celebration means to me: Kathy's journey

By Kathy Bihr |
This summer marked my 12-year anniversary with the Tiger Woods Foundation, and as I reflect on how we've grown and where we're going, I am not only flooded with so many good memories, but I'm brimming with excitement about our future. As I think about the impact of our 20-year history, I am drawn to a few key moments that have not only shaped my experience but made countless lives richer. READ MORE

What's on the menu for our 'Celebration of Unexpected Champions'

By Gina Ekmekjian |
As 2016 draws to a close and TWF begins the next chapter of its journey, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the past and forging forward into new and enterprising territory. It takes a good party to tie this story together, and what better place to do it than The New York Public Library? Which brings us to an essential element of this anniversary evening: the food! The heart and soul of any noteworthy celebration revolves around breaking bread, and we can't wait to enjoy this spirited menu with those who have contributed to the foundation's past and future success.

Back to school: Celebrating our teachers

By Reshma Melwani |
School is back in session and with a new academic year ahead of us, what better time to showcase our dedicated team of educators. Hailing from the Tiger Woods Learning Centers in both Anaheim, California, and Washington, D.C., our learning facilitators use innovative STEM curriculum to offer their students a unique learning experience every time they enter the classroom. They not only embody the spirit of our hands-on, inquiry-based programs, but they bring the programs to life. Meet our remarkable teachers and learn more about what fuels their passion for educating. READ MORE

New Boston scholars are transforming adversity into encouragement

By Leticia Calvillo, Earl Woods Scholar |
After the Deutsche Bank Championship took place at TPC Boston last week, we would like to introduce you to our Class of 2020 Boston scholars. This year, five of our 20 new Earl Woods Scholars hail from the Boston area. Below is a deeper look into the inspiring stories that have made these participants resilient to adversity, while also developing in them a genuine desire to help others. READ MORE

Importance of the right people

By Mehrab Sarwar |
I owe a lot to the Tiger Woods Foundation. I work as a program coordinator for the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, and recently relocated to Washington, D.C., as we expand our reach. I'm not just thankful to them for my job, but for also introducing me to so many people that would end up being an instrumental force in creating positive and meaningful growth in my life. READ MORE

Rory McIlroy wins 2016 Championship

By Noah Sharfman |
On Monday, Sept. 5, Rory McIlroy claimed the title of best of New England and lifted the Wedgwood Trophy for the second time, having also won in 2012. McIlroy finished with a final round 65 to finish 15-under for the tournament READ MORE

Volunteer Challenge winner announced

By Noah Sharfman |
The Tiger Woods Foundation was honored to receive a $10,000 donation at the PGA TOUR's prestigious Deutsche Bank Championship as a result of the tournament's PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge, sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron). The PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge is a friendly, charity-focused contest in which tournament volunteers compete to collect the largest number of votes from supporters. READ MORE
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Golf gives back with backpack challenge

By Aaron Goldberg |
The PGA TOUR Wives Association helped to kick off the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship on Thursday morning with the Golf Gives BackPACK CHALLENGE in a charity event to benefit the Norton Public Schools. Two teams competed in a race to pack 300 backpacks with school supplies, which will be donated to local children. The PGA TOUR Wives Association took on pros Roberto Castro, David Lingmerth and Kevin Streelman, and a few New England-area Earl Woods Scholars. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: A guiding light for Boston's students

By Vladimir Casseus |
Our Scholar Voices series continues with a post from our Earl Woods Scholarship Program's first Boston scholar and alum Vladimir Casseus. With his newly minted Master's degree from the school psychology program at Tufts University, Casseus reflects on the role education played in his life and how his successes were bolstered by an extensive support system made up of family members, educators, mentors and the Tiger Woods Foundation. As he embarks on his new journey as a school psychologist within Boston Public Schools, he highlights the necessity for every child to have a team guiding them through the education process and the ups and downs of life. READ MORE
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The perfect pairing

By Aaron Goldberg |
For fans and athletes alike, sports often represent more than just a game. It's not always about winning or losing, playing well or poorly, achieving success or failure. Sports can act as an escape and a symbol for something much greater. Growing up, many people use sports as an escape from the responsibilities of daily life. Fans enjoy sports as a way to relieve stress and forget about their real-world challenges for even just a couple of hours. Above all else, sports can ultimately serve as a platform to bring people together from various backgrounds and interests. READ MORE

What TWF's 20th anniversary celebration means to me

By Rick Singer |
I love big celebrations. No matter the reason, they are an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, reflecting on great things that have happened in our lives. And we have a special one coming up. On Oct. 20 at The New York Public Library, we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tiger Woods Foundation. It's going to be quite the party. We have 400 guests attending to help Tiger and our team celebrate 20 years of critically important work helping underserved kids seek a better future. READ MORE
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The top 100 head to TPC Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship

By Aaron Goldberg |
The best in golf meets the best weekend as the top 100 players on TOUR head to TPC Boston for the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship. Celebrate the best of New England this Labor Day weekend. READ MORE
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Where to find the best food on-course

By Aaron Goldberg |
The Deutsche Bank Championship brings together the best golf, the best weekend and the best food this region has to offer in a summer-ending celebration. The championship provides fans with their favorite Labor Day weekend menu BBQ items with a New England flare. Make sure to get a taste of all the great food available at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship! READ MORE
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The top 10 attractions on-course

By Aaron Goldberg |
The Deutsche Bank Championship is a Labor Day destination in New England, not only because the tournament hosts the top golfers in the world, but also due to its wide range of activities for fans around the course. The championship creates a fun, can't-miss atmosphere and includes something for all ages, making sure even non-golfers can partake in the festivities. Enhance your Labor Day weekend with these open-to-the-public destinations! READ MORE

Donor Spotlight: Josie Liu

By Josie Liu |
Starting as a team member for a State Farm agent in 1999, Josie Liu climbed to the top to become an agency field leader for State Farm Insurance. With great success, she leads an agency sales team of 40 independent contractor agents and their respective teams as they meet customer needs and increase market growth and penetration of State Farm products in Orange County East, California. As a way of giving back to the community, State Farm has been a generous supporter of Tiger Woods Foundation's STEM Studio professional development teacher training program. In her own words, Liu reveals why she firmly believes in being generous and serving others. READ MORE
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New England: A championship tradition

By Aaron Goldberg |
Eight major professional sports titles since 2003 make New England one of the most successful sports regions in the entire country. For the 13 years that the Deutsche Bank Championship has been contested over Labor Day weekend, the tournament has added to the prestigious sports roots that thrive in New England. READ MORE

Interning in India: My summer with the Akshaya Patra Foundation

By Alicia Frausto |
This past year Claremont McKenna College rising senior and Earl Woods Scholar Alicia Frausto had the unique experience of living and learning in four different countries. While each locale shaped Frausto in many different ways, today she shares details about her summer internship in Bangalore, India. The months she spent as a communications intern at the Akshaya Patra Foundation not only broadened her skill set, but gave Frausto personal confirmation to continue to follow through with her passion of studying international education reform. READ MORE

Welcome to the Genesis Open

By Noah Sharfman |
Experience the next chapter in PGA TOUR golf at The Riviera Country Club. Welcome to the Genesis Open. READ MORE

DECISIVE ANALYTICS welcomes a new class of Big Data Analytics interns

By Laura Turpin and Mary Clark |
Along with financial assistance, the Earl Woods Scholarship Program assists college students in securing internships in their career-related fields. Today we hear from DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC), which has been a dedicated internship provider to our scholars looking to focus in software engineering work. Through their hands-on internship program, DECISIVE ANALYTICS offers students the opportunity to execute projects from top to bottom, giving them a wide range of exposure to all aspects of the industry. To date, DAC boasts five full-time employee-owners who began as interns, highlighting the value and importance of internships. READ MORE

Top five reasons to volunteer at the Genesis Open

By Julia Schmitt |
Have you thought about serving your community? Do you want to give back? Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Volunteer at the Genesis Open, Feb. 13-19, 2017! READ MORE
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Calling all kids

By Aaron Goldberg |
Labor Day weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship is the perfect family outing and a great way to spend time together enjoying the very best of New England. Through various youth friendly programs, the Championship provides kids and their families with the opportunity to create countless memories, while watching the top 100 golfers on the PGA TOUR. READ MORE

Tiger Woods Learning Center fall program preview

By Gyla Bell, Eric Moore and Nick Novak |
Tiger Woods Learning Centers (TWLC) across the nation are gearing up for their fall programming to begin. Students will participate in hands-on learning experiences that provide them with the skills and tools needed to pursue a potential career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Here is a glimpse of what our sites are offering this fall. READ MORE
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Get close to the action with Bose

By Noah Sharfman |
For fans on-site at the Deutsche Bank Championship, get closer to the action thanks to Bose®. Each day, one winner and a guest will have the chance to win two pairs of Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones and two Greenside at 17 seats. To get closer, tweet a photo from your personal Twitter account with the hashtag #BestofNE before 1 p.m. A winner will be selected to get closer and experience the best of New England courtesy of Bose. READ MORE

The New York Public Library: A beacon of learning plays host to TWF's 20-year celebration

By Monique Anderson |
(Photo: Christian Oth Studios)
Throughout its 100-year history, The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been a beacon of learning and education for all -- a sentiment shared by the Tiger Woods Foundation. It's fitting that this national historic landmark is home to our 20th anniversary event, "A Celebration of Unexpected Champions." On Oct. 20, Tiger Woods, along with distinguished guests and friends of the Tiger Woods Foundation, will come together at the iconic library to not only celebrate our supporters and scholars, but to share our plans to reach millions of children in the coming years. READ MORE

A National volunteer experience

By Emily Womack |
'Volunteers are the backbone of this operation' is a quote heard often in preparation and execution of the Quicken Loans National within the Tiger Woods Foundation staff. A PGA TOUR tournament needs thousands of volunteers to make an event successful. Every single volunteer plays an integral part as they participate in all facets of the tournament. Player transportation, on-course hospitality, caddie services, scoring and the media center, you name it and volunteers handle it. Whether you love golf, community service or the National's tie to the military, there are so many reasons more than 1,000 people love to volunteer annually. READ MORE

Meet Grace Lee: An unexpected champion

By Reshma Melwani |
Yeon Jin Lee was given the name Grace by her English tutor in Seoul, South Korea. Not only did the name stick, but without a doubt, it's defining. Showing tremendous grace under pressure is something Lee has grown accustomed to for the past 15 years, as she's lived and studied in the United States in a constant state of financial and residential uncertainty. READ MORE

Living and learning in Beijing

By Joanna Cheung |
Earl Woods Scholar Joanna Cheung spent the summer in China, not only exploring the land but participating in a six-week internship with tech startup Beijing Lehome Information and Technology. From her cultural excursions with her fellow cohort of Scholars, to her time spent learning within Beijing's technology industry, Cheung shares the new and memorable experiences that she will surely take with her for years to come. READ MORE

The mentorship movement: Anaheim's AIME brings opportunity to students and business

By Mayor Tom Tait |
It is hard to find a more inspiring mentor than Earl Woods. A decorated Army veteran, Woods played a pivotal role in the groundbreaking golf career of his son, Tiger Woods, by passing along his love of the game and mentoring his son into the greatest golfer of his era. So when city, education and business leaders in Anaheim set out to create a student mentoring program in 2014, we didn't have to go far for inspiration. READ MORE

Nike co-founder Phil Knight joins anniversary celebration lineup

By Reshma Melwani |
The Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th anniversary party, "A Celebration of Unexpected Champions," promises to be a night highlighting trailblazers and icons. To add to our growing list of luminaries, the Tiger Woods Foundation is pleased to announce that NIKE, Inc. co-founder and visionary Phil Knight will be a featured guest at the Oct. 20 celebration at the famed New York Public Library in New York City. Knight will join event host Tiger Woods and fellow guest, broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, on stage for an intimate conversation focusing on philanthropy. READ MORE

Vote now for TWF at SXSWedu®

By Katherine Bihr, Ed. D. |
For 20 years, we've been equipping students with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. Now we have the opportunity to share our vision on one of education's largest platforms: SXSWedu®. The Tiger Woods Foundation has submitted six presentation ideas for a four-day conference in Austin, Texas, for educators and education innovators. READ MORE

My surprising internship at the Tiger Woods Foundation

By Gabrielle Ivie |
The French translation of the timeless quote attributed to Julius Caesar, "I came, I saw, I conquered," was boldly displayed in sparkly gold and silver letters on my graduation cap: "J'ai venu, j'ai vu, j'ai vaincu." For over a decade, I have approached every challenge and obstacle with this mindset, including my internship at the Tiger Woods Foundation. From submitting my resume and the interview process to present day, I have grown immensely as a professional and as an individual thanks to the unlimited opportunities I was afforded by this organization. READ MORE

The benefits of internships

By Katherine Bihr, Ed. D. |
As the summer months turn to fall, recent college graduates continue to pound the pavement looking for employment. Although the job market seems to be more open than it was a few years ago, there are still challenges to overcome for the young worker. To gain an advantage we strongly recommend our scholars seek internships throughout their college career. In some cases, these experiences have led to offers of full-time employment after graduation. However, the most essential takeaway from an internship, we believe, is the personal confirmation that the path chosen is one where there is interest and passion. READ MORE

How STEM Studio helps teachers approach learning in a new way

By Adam Kelley and Melinda Steele |
Summer is a time when many teachers create and develop lesson plans for the following school year. The Tiger Woods Learning Center provided an opportunity for teachers to approach learning in a new way with STEM Studio. Many of the takeaways from the weeklong event can be summed up by the engineering process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. READ MORE
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Best of New England Bracket Challenge

By Aaron Goldberg and Noah Sharfman |
Defending champion Rickie Fowler kicked off the best of New England campaign at media day by taking aim at six different targets that represented the best elements of of the region, from food to sports. Now it's your turn. READ MORE

Meet the inspirational emcees of our 20th anniversary celebration

By Marci Gentzkow |
Glitz and glamour, red carpet illuminated by camera flashes, luminaries ascending the steps of an iconic institution. The Tiger Woods Foundation's historic anniversary celebration promises to deliver all of these things, as one may expect given the magnitude of the milestone -- 20 years -- the influence of our founder and the splendor of New York City. But as with all things TWF, there is greater purpose behind the pomp. READ MORE

College Bound Academy: Shaping my pathway to college

By Luis Alba |
Being the oldest son in my immediate family is often difficult. Upon my shoulders lays the duty to be an example for my younger brother, but also to be the first in my family to walk the unwalked and unpaved pathway to higher education. The majority of my junior year I often worried about how I was going to complete college applications; fortunately, the College Bound Academy was there for me. I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to experience the College Bound Academy and the resources it provided. READ MORE
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The best deal in New England

By Noah Sharfman |
On Monday, Aug. 1, Rickie Fowler made his first trip back to TPC Boston since his victory at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship. Rickie celebrated his victory taking aim at the best of New England challenge icons. We want the fans of New England to celebrate with Rickie and the PGA TOUR's best in championship style as well. READ MORE

Conquering college admissions: My experience with College Bound Academy

By Isaura Castro |
Concerned, daunted and perplexed; that was the way I felt after my junior year of high school. From an early age, I found myself fascinated by the idea of being able to grow up and become someone of my choice. However, being both an undocumented and first-generation student, it was difficult for me to go through the process on my own. Thankfully, all of these thoughts and emotions had changed just in time for senior year. READ MORE
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The top 100 at the year's final major

By Aaron Goldberg |
One year removed from securing his long-awaited first major victory, Jason Day returns to the PGA Championship at a different course, but looking to accomplish the same feat. The one key difference between 2015 and the present is that Day has finally achieved his goal of becoming the Official World Golf Ranking No. 1 player, a title that he has successfully held for 21 weeks. READ MORE

Meet Dr. Sue Johnson: Champion of the unexpected

By Reshma Melwani |
In another few weeks, students and teachers will be heading back to school to begin another academic year. But for Dr. Sue Johnson, heading back to school is more of a homecoming than a job requirement. Since she was a little girl, the classroom has always been home to Johnson. READ MORE

Meet the unstoppable class of 2020

By Leticia Calvillo |
As the end of summer draws near, the Earl Woods Scholarship Class of 2020 is getting ready to conquer their new goals in college. Although these scholars come from commonly underrepresented backgrounds, they are ready to tackle any obstacle that comes their way. Their unorthodox, unafraid and unstoppable sentiments, to name a few, will be the driving force of their success. Get ready to be inspired by these dogged young adults. READ MORE

Broadening college aspirations at the fourth annual College Bound Academy

By Leticia Calvillo |
With college admission becoming more and more competitive each year, incoming seniors across the country use their summer break to start their college applications. For many, especially first-generation, college-bound students, this process can be daunting and stressful. With this in in mind, the Tiger Woods Learning Center hosted its fourth annual College Bound Academy this summer. This unique opportunity allows students to broaden their knowledge of the college admissions process and financial aid for four-year colleges and universities. READ MORE
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The best ticket to this year's Labor Day weekend celebration

By Aaron Goldberg |
New England's premier golf tournament is ideal for the sports enthusiast, the casual fan or the socialite, as there is truly something for everyone at the Deutsche Bank Championship. From the golf fan to the foodie, there is a package perfect for you this Labor Day weekend. READ MORE

Donor Spotlight: Bob Winegard

By Bob Winegard |
Founder of Imagen Records Bob Winegard began his successful career as engineer in the tech sector before crossing over into the music industry. A longtime friend of the Tiger Woods Foundation since 2007, he has served as a donor and event sponsor throughout the years. His support for the foundation extends to our Earl Woods Scholars with Winegard sponsoring five of our D.C. scholars though their college journey. In an interview with TWF, Winegard opens up about the experiences that have shaped him. READ MORE
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The best of New England

By Aaron Goldberg |
Once a year TPC Boston combines the very best New England has to offer in a celebration that represents every corner of this distinctive region. The top 100 golfers in the world flock to TPC Boston in order to compete for the prestigious Wedgwood Trophy and the Deutsche Bank Championship. The festive Labor Day weekend competition includes something for everyone. If you're from New England, this tournament is for you. READ MORE

A remarkable week of STEM innovation at Summer Academy

By Kimberly O'Toole and Leticia Calvillo |
The Tiger Woods Foundation's High School Summer Academy hosted 87 high school students from not only all around the United States, but the Czech Republic as well, to experience the life of a college student. In the evenings, these young people built lasting relationships by residing in the dorms at the University of California, Irvine, while participating in college-related workshops and activities. Their days were spent at the Tiger Woods Learning Center where they explored careers in project-based, hands-on classes such as biotechnology, DIY chemistry, engineering, mobile app design and TETRIX robotics. Here's a look at their unforgettable week. READ MORE

TWF welcomes five students from the Czech Republic

By Mehrab Sarwar |
This summer, through the sponsorship of the Drab Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation was able to host five students from the Czech Republic to participate in a two-week program focused on the U.S. college and university systems. Hailing from the city of Prague, these high school students not only had the opportunity to participate in cultural excursions, college visits and workshops to gain an understanding of the U.S. college admissions process, but they were able to partake in the High School Summer Academy where they experienced hands-on STEM workshops at the Tiger Woods Learning Center. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: My eye-opening journey through China

By Efosa Erhunmwunse |
Fourteen of our Earl Woods Scholars had the pleasure of traveling to China this summer on a 10-day excursion that took them to Beijing and Shanghai. The once-in-a-lifetime experience, hosted by Ourgame, parent company of the World Poker Tour©, was the first time many of the students had traveled outside of the United States. For Efosa Erhunmwunse, a rising junior at Ithaca College, the experience was life-changing. From participating in a three-legged race with school children to standing 263 feet above the ground, Erhunmwunse's time in China was unforgettable. READ MORE

Charlie Rose to co-host TWF's 20th anniversary celebration

By Reshma Melwani |
The Tiger Woods Foundation is excited to announce that preeminent journalist and news anchor Charlie Rose will co-host the Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th anniversary celebration at the iconic New York Public Library in New York City on Oct. 20, 2016. Rose will join host Tiger Woods on stage for a candid conversation about the past, present and future of TWF. The evening's Celebration of Unexpected Champions promises to be an incredible red-carpet event filled with celebrities, athletes and luminaries. READ MORE

FedExCup standings take shape ahead of The Open Championship

By Aaron Goldberg |
With two majors already in the books, the best golfers in the world prepare to take the stage at Royal Troon this week for The Open Championship. The 145th edition of The Open marks an exciting time for golf fans, as the PGA Championship follows just two weeks later. The final two majors will help shape the field of the Deutsche Bank Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. READ MORE

Experience this year's unforgettable golf getaway

By Matt Cusick |
Seventeen-mile drive. Three of the world's most breathtaking golf courses. The most iconic golfer of all time. This fall, the Tiger Woods Foundation invites you to golfer's paradise, the Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI. With Monterey Peninsula as the backdrop, this private event provides participants with three days of competitive golf, networking opportunities and countless memories. READ MORE

Scholar Voices: Where are they now?

By Avni Patel |
Earl Woods Scholar alum Avni Patel writes in to our Scholar Voices series to share an update of where she is today. Part of the inaugural cohort of Earl Woods Scholars, Patel has come a long way over these past nine years. A graduate of Tiger Woods' alma mater, Western High School, she spent four years striving for and achieving success as a biochemistry major at UCLA. Patel has recently completed her final year at the University of New Mexico's Doctor of Pharmacy program. She is now poised to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a pharmacist. READ MORE

Can't join us in NYC on Oct. 20? You can still help us celebrate

By Marci Gentzkow |
On Oct. 20, 2016, the Tiger Woods Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the iconic New York Public Library in New York City. Hosted by Tiger Woods, this Celebration of Unexpected Champions promises to be an incredible red-carpet event filled with celebrities, athletes and luminaries. With sought-after tickets and limited seating, space is selling out quickly. So for those who are unable to attend the celebration in person, we offer two meaningful ways to participate in the event and lend your support.

Scholar Voices: How China broadened my worldview

By Alondra Contreras |
Fourteen of our Earl Woods Scholars had the pleasure of traveling to China this summer on an 11-day excursion that took them to Beijing and Shanghai. The once-in-a-lifetime experience, hosted by Ourgame, parent company of the World Poker Tour©, was the first time many of the students had traveled outside of the United States. For Alondra Contreras, a rising junior at Whitman College, the experience was life-changing. Contreras shares with us the magnificent sights, flavors and cultural experiences she encountered throughout her journey. READ MORE

Daughters of the American Revolution honor TWF's Dr. Katherine Bihr

By Reshma Melwani |
On the heels of America's Independence Day, Tiger Woods Foundation gives three cheers to our very own patriot Dr. Katherine Bihr, vice president of programs and education. On May 18, Bihr was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution's Women in History Award, presented by the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter at the Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, California. Bihr joins the ranks of several famous recipients including Rosa Parks. READ MORE

A look at the TWF Scholars' 11-day journey in China

By Leticia Calvillo |
This summer, 14 fortunate scholars received the opportunity to have what could easily be the most memorable summer experience of their lives. After over a year of planning, the Earl Woods Scholars were welcomed to Beijing and Shanghai for an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of Ourgame, parent company to the World Poker Tour®. READ MORE

CEO reflects on two years at TWF

By Rick Singer |
This month marks my second anniversary as the CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation, and as with all great experiences, the time has moved incredibly fast. Before joining TWF, I had a wonderful career working in advertising, sports marketing, the NBA and IBM. I learned so much along the way that when I came to TWF I knew I had to focus on four key ingredients for our success. READ MORE

Meet Adam Pliska: Champion of the unexpected

By Reshma Melwani |
If we summed up Adam Pliska by his greatest accomplishments, some might think the stars were perfectly aligned for him. Not only is he a self-taught musician, but by the age of 16 the young Pliska was also a successful entrepreneur, selling personalized towels and T-shirts to local high schools. With a film degree from USC, Pliska crafted a high-profile career as a producer in Hollywood, mentored by none other than the legendary Al Burton. With a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, Pliska landed an externship with famed judge Alex Kozinski, who presided over the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And at the age of 44, Pliska, who lives comfortably with his wife in their custom-built home in Newport Beach, California, currently sits as the president and CEO of the World Poker Tour, where he oversees a multi-million dollar organization. READ MORE

My transformational experience at the Tiger Woods Learning Center, D.C.

By Nicolas Villarroel |
In the halls of Cesar Chavez Public Charter School at Capitol Hill there is one room that allows students to conduct research, complete their robotics assignment, play a game of chess, use a 3D printer and much more: the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC). As a recent graduate of TWLC's after-school program and of Cesar Chavez, I had a memorable time working and laughing alongside my friends and engaging in innovative ideas at the learning center. READ MORE

Luxury car brand Genesis named title sponsor of prestigious PGA TOUR tournament in LA

By Genesis Open |
One of the most historic and longest-running events on the PGA TOUR starts a new chapter as global luxury car brand Genesis becomes title sponsor of the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Together with the Tiger Woods Foundation, the tournament's host organization, the Genesis Open begins a new era of golf in Southern California, hosting the world's best professionals and delivering a premium fan experience in the U.S. and worldwide. The 2017 Genesis Open will be held Feb. 13-19 and will be broadcast nationally by CBS. READ MORE

Billy Hurley wins 2016 Quicken Loans National

By Emily Lemmon |
Congratulations to Billy Hurley III on winning his first PGA TOUR event at the 2016 Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland, at Congressional Country Club. The hometown hero ended his final round with a score of 17-under for the tournament and 3-under for the day. Hurley was surrounded by friends and family as he closed out the tournament on 18 green with a putt for par. READ MORE
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Cliff and Dottie Thomas win the Volunteer Challenge

By Emily Lemmon |
Cliff and Dottie Thomas were named the winners of the Quicken Loans National PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge sponsored by Myrbetriq during a check presentation on Sunday, June 26. Over the last three months, volunteers, golf fans and Quicken Loans National enthusiasts voted for their favorite volunteers and in the process raised money for the Tiger Woods Foundation. READ MORE
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Take your 'Shot for Heroes'

By Noah Sharfman |
After Rickie Fowler kicked off the Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes at the National on Wednesday, fans and players at the Quicken Loans National now have the opportunity to take their shot from a custom-built 19th hole or par-3 at Congressional Country Club for a chance to raise up to $10,000 for charity. All proceeds raised from the Quicken Loans Shot For Heroes will benefit Operation Homefront and the Tiger Woods Foundation. The Shot for Heroes tee box is located between the clubhouse and 18 green on the fairway of the first hole of the Gold Course. READ MORE

Sponsor Spotlight: Bill Emerson

By Bill Emerson |
Serving as the CEO of Quicken Loans Inc., Bill Emerson is responsible for the leadership and growth of the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender. The Detroit-based company employs 15,000 team members and was ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2016. READ MORE
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Round 1: Important weather update

By Quicken Loans National staff |
Due to inclement weather, Round 1 of the Quicken Loans National has been delayed for two hours, now scheduled to tee off at 9:15 a.m. ET. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. The tee times for the afternoon groups will be delayed two hours and will start at 2 p.m. READ MORE

Just released: New video celebrating unexpected champions

By Marci Gentzkow |
What if we started saying YES instead of NO? At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to become something more than we ever expected. Preview our newly released video, celebrating unexpected champions. READ MORE
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My National day

By Jason Deters |
It was the greatest honor of my life to serve six years in the United States Marine Corps. Amidst the trials and tribulations associated with daily military challenges, several years ago I found a week-long escape in an annual volunteer opportunity. It was at this event where I would begin to forge lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences. READ MORE
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Wednesday pro-am pairings for the Quicken Loans National

By Tiger Woods Foundation |
The 2016 Quicken Loans National Pro-Am tees off Wednesday morning, June 22. An annual tradition of tournament week, the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am is a highlight for both PGA TOUR professionals and the amateurs playing with them. READ MORE
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How to: Declare your day at the Quicken Loans National

By Emily Lemmon and Noah Sharfman |
You may have seen it on social media or on the Quicken Loans National website. Maybe you've seen it on advertisements. What is #DeclareYourDay? The Quicken Loans National is Washington, D.C.'s premier PGA TOUR event, and there is no better place than our nation's capital to celebrate your very own national holiday. READ MORE

What my mentor means to me

By Stephanie Navarrete |
Here at the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in the intrinsic value of the mentor/mentee relationship. One of the key components of the Earl Woods Scholarship Program is to pair recipients with dedicated mentors who will see them through their four years of college, if not longer. For many first-generation college students or students of immigrants, mentors serve as crucial guideposts, helping scholars navigate through the new and often overwhelming world of college and career. Today we hear from Earl Woods Scholar alum Stephanie Navarrete as she writes about her personal and professional relationship with her mentor, now retired Ernst & Young partner Deborah Nolan. READ MORE
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Playing unified at the Perfect Sense Pro-Am

By Parker Ramsdell |
As Camron Sandoz's final putt dropped on the 18th hole of the Perfect Sense Pro-Am, he turned to his playing partner, PGA professional Arjun Atwal, and handed him a gift to commemorate the round -- his gold medal from the 2015 Special Olympics Louisiana State Golf Tournament. READ MORE
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Field announced for 2016 Quicken Loans National

By Noah Sharfman |
The 120-player field for next week's Quicken Loans National was confirmed Friday. Hosted by Tiger Woods, the 10th annual Quicken Loans National begins Thursday, June 23, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The final field is subject to change prior to competition. READ MORE
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Upgrade your experience

By Noah Sharfman |
It's time to experience the best of the Quicken Loans National in style. Take your daily grounds ticket and turn that experience into the ultimate day of golf and luxury. While on course, make sure to take advantage of all the great upgraded experiences available to fans. READ MORE
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Know before you go: Quicken Loans National

By Noah Sharfman |
Prior to heading to Congressional Country Club for the 2016 Quicken Loans National (June 21-26), stay up to date on all the important spectator information to make your experience more enjoyable on course. READ MORE

Scholars and mentors get social this summer

By Hilary Falk |
(Photo: Hilary joins several of our fabulous East Coast mentors at a summer social.)
Ahhh, summer is here! School's out, the sun's out and the buzz of new college students discussing their plans for the next four years can be heard. But there is something else that is going on to kick off the summer: the chatter of new scholars and mentors developing and building their relationship at the Earl Woods Scholarship Summer Orientation and Social. READ MORE
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New fan destinations at the Quicken Loans National!

By Emily Lemmon |
You know what Congressional Country Club has to offer, from the iconic 10th hole to the club's beautiful grounds. While the course itself has not seen major renovations or changes in a few years, that doesn't mean that there won't be new additions for you to experience around the grounds this summer. New in 2016 are two open-to-the-public hot spots at the Quicken Loans National that will be sure to offer fans the best experience on course. READ MORE

The unstoppable Evan Chang

By Rick Singer |
It's my pleasure to introduce you to Evan Chang, an alumnus of the Earl Woods Scholarship Program. As you will see from the video, he is an amazing and impressive young man. In 2008, he entered our program and began to experience the 360-degree support we provide. READ MORE
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FedExCup top 100 shaping up as U.S. Open tees off

By Morgan Salm |
With the race to the FedExCup heating up and the start of the playoffs just months away, players are looking to climb their way up the standings. Play will commence this Thursday for the 116th U.S. Open, featuring a field packed with the world's greatest players. Oakmont returns to host the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007. As the year's second major gets underway, let's take a look at how the field for the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship is taking shape. READ MORE
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Attention all foodies! The Quicken Loans National wants YOU

By Emily Lemmon |
At the Quicken Loans National, there is more than great golf. We give you great food! New in 2016, the Quicken Loans National has upgraded its concession offerings throughout the course, bringing the experience of your favorite summertime fair to Congressional Country Club. Experience the new menu items as you check out the concession stands around the grounds at the Quicken Loans National. READ MORE

A note of thanks to our generous donors

By Jessica Carbajal |
Donors, sponsors, stakeholders, contributors, grantors or investors. There are many names for the philanthropically devoted individuals and corporations who believe in the innovative programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation and generously give to support our work. For every gift and sponsorship TWF receives, there is a unique story tied to the contribution. Whether it is a successful business entrepreneur who overcame his impoverished childhood to build an empire from scratch and wants to give deserving youth the chance to pursue their college dreams, or a leading aerospace corporation that recognizes that without a prepared and dedicated workforce they will not remain globally competitive in the future, our donors have many reasons for contributing to our cause. READ MORE
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D.C.'s rooftop scene comes to Congressional

By Emily Lemmon |
Seize the opportunity to experience the Quicken Loans National like never before. New in 2016 are two totally unique and premier fan destination experiences. Take in Congressional from The Rooftop or Clubhouse Social Lounge. These are the newest and trendiest ways to experience a golf tournament, with downtown D.C. vibes taking over Congressional Country Club. READ MORE

TWLC's summer of STEM, golf and college prep

By Gyla Bell |
As the school year is coming to an end, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is just getting started. Summer is a busy time, and this summer will not disappoint. TWLC will offer opportunities for youth and teachers to learn and practice skills in science, technology, engineering, math and golf, as well as prepare for the college application process. From week-long classes to overnight camps, students and teachers will be sure to take part in many fun-filled experiences. READ MORE

Charbel Hanna kicks off our Scholar Voices series

By Charbel Hanna |
In our new series, Scholar Voices, we invite our Earl Woods Scholars to share their stories with us, discussing their unique experiences in college. In our inaugural post, Bentley University junior Charbel Hanna writes about his experience transferring colleges after his freshman year and the obstacles and accomplishments he has encountered along the way. READ MORE

Top 10 reasons our 20th anniversary party can't be missed!

By Marci Gentzkow |
(Photo: Christian Oth Studios)
Tiger and his foundation will take New York City on Oct. 20, 2016. This monumental 20th anniversary event is sure to go down in history books. Here are the top 10 reasons why you won't want to miss this celebration of unexpected champions! READ MORE
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Calling all kids!

By Emily Lemmon |
Calling all kids! This year, the Quicken Loans National has something for fans of all ages! From new fan engagement areas to activities just for kids, there are a number of kid-friendly areas and activities that the entire family will enjoy. READ MORE

Earl Woods Scholars head to China

By Cristina Fernández |
It was a little over a year ago at Tiger Jam 2015 that I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Yang, chairman of World Poker Tour's parent company Ourgame. His passion for the youth we serve via our scholarship program was abundantly clear. Upon meeting Tiger at the Poker Night event and learning more about the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, he felt inspired to support the foundation beyond a monetary donation. READ MORE

The intrinsic value of a mentor

By Kathy Bihr |
In Greek mythology, Mentor, a friend of Odysseus, was placed in charge of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. Mentor was charged to teach, encourage and build the inner confidence of Telemachus so that he would be able to thrive in his father's absence. The personal name mentor has since been adopted in English as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague. READ MORE
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A well-earned ticket

By Noah Sharfman |
Starting today, 30,000 tickets to the Quicken Loans National will be distributed to members of our armed forces. Since the inception of the Quicken Loans National in 2007, more than 300,000 tickets have been distributed, and Lockheed Martin has played an incredible role in helping to provide tournament access to military members and their families. READ MORE
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Three reasons why the Quickens Loans National is the ultimate Father's Day gift

By Emily Lemmon |
Forget having to go shopping for a Father's Day gift this year. The Quicken Loans National is your one-stop shop for giving dad a gift he will never forget. While a new tie, novelty mug or pack of socks is sure to show your appreciation for your dad, spending the day together at the Quicken Loans National will produce memories to last a lifetime. Here are the top three reasons to make a memory with Dad at the 2016 Quicken Loans National. READ MORE

Nineteen tips on how to succeed in life after college

By Michelle Kim |
Do you remember how overwhelmed you felt during your college admissions process? Then even before you could breathe a sigh of relief after getting accepted into the college of your choice, you had to adjust to new friends, new housing, new classes, being homesick -- all while having to make the first of many important decisions on your own. Well, you survived these incredibly daunting and difficult challenges! READ MORE