CHARACTER COUNTS

McIlroy, Johnson raise $1.85M for charity in Driving Relief skins match

May 17, 2020, 4:25 PM
Dustin Johnson and Ricky Fowler. (Twitter photo/@PGATOUR)...
Dustin Johnson and Ricky Fowler. (Twitter photo/@PGATOUR)
(Twitter photo/@PGATOUR)

The TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match took place on Sunday at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida.

Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff were paired up against Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, the latter of which came out victorious.

The winning duo was playing for the American Nurses Foundation, while their counterparts’ winnings would go to the CDC Foundation.

And while McIlroy and Johnson may have racked up $1.85 million in skins, all of it is going toward the COVID-19 relief efforts.

The TaylorMade Driving Relief also had a little bit of a different looked compared to most PGA events.

For starters, there weren’t any fans, the event consisted of only a four-player skins match, all four golfers wore shorts and mics, caddies weren’t allowed, interviews took place on the course and distance measuring devices were allowed.

A skins game is played by each golfer playing their own ball, but the teams’ scores per hole were only reflective of whoever had the lower stroke count.

Additional oddities included coronavirus-related precautions such as temperature checks, no rakes and no contact of any kind between players.

Wolff took home the long drive title on the day, as he won both long drive competitions that accumulated a total of $450,000 that will be going toward the CDC Foundation.

He also showed off his ability to drive the ball after hitting one off the tee for over 400 yards.

Johnson did his best to match Wolff, but his slice was reminiscent of what so many amateur golfers struggle with from the tee box.

And that wasn’t the only blunder from the winning pair.

Fowler attempted to chip the ball onto the green, but his shot was less than ideal, making those that have chunked it before feel just a little bit better about their golf game.

Penguin Air
character counts

Character Counts is a registered trademark of the Josephson Institute.

Character Counts

(Twitter Photo/@PhoenixMercury)...
Character Counts

Brittney Griner shoe bid matched by Diana Taurasi for cancer society

Diana Taurasi matched a bid for a Brittney Griner signed shoe bid this weekend, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
6 days ago
Screenshot (Twitter/@Jomboy_)...
Character Counts

Little leaguer comforts pitcher after getting hit in the head

A little leaguer on Tuesday showed a tremendous act of compassion and sportsmanship toward the pitcher who had just hit him in the head.
7 days ago
Follow @AZSports...
Character Counts

Kyler Murray gives young fan signed jersey after boy had one stolen

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and his teammates showed the impact of a small but thoughtful gesture on Monday.
8 days ago
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns throws up a shot during the second half of the NBA game at ...
Kellan Olson

Suns’ Cam Johnson to coach at Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia

Cam Johnson will be coaching some of the top prospects from the Asia-Pacific region at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia.
10 days ago
(Youtube screenshot) Follow @AZSports...
Character Counts

Arizona Sports’ Ron Wolfley meets SBS survivor Isaiah Cosme

Cardinals broadcaster and Arizona Sports' very own Ron Wolfley got to meet a special fan Friday - SBS survivor Isaiah Cosme.
22 days ago
Arizona Cardinals DL J.J. Watt and WR DeAndre Hopkins leave the field after taking down the Houston...
Character Counts

J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins spent Wednesday giving back

There are different ways to make difficult days a little easier. J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins spent Wednesday showing us just that.
25 days ago
McIlroy, Johnson raise $1.85M for charity in Driving Relief skins match