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4 PGA Tour golfers to play match for coronavirus relief

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will team against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a $3 million skins match May 17 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

Announced: By organizers on Monday, a televised golf match pitting Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff on May 17 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. The match, dubbed TaylorMade Driving Relief, involves TaylorMade-sponsored players in a $3 million event to benefit coronavirus- relief efforts. NBC Sports and the U.K.’s Sky Sports networks will televise the skins match. Live coverage will air at 2-6 p.m. EDT on NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN, Sky Sports and other PGA Tour media outlets. McIlroy, a four-time major champion, is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and the reigning PGA Tour player of the year. Johnson, a 20-time Tour winner, ranks No. 5 in the world. Fowler, a nine-time winner on Tour, is an Oklahoma State alumnus, as is Wolff, who won the 2019 3M Open in only his fourth start on Tour as a professional. McIlroy and Johnson will play for the American Nurses Foundation, and Fowler and Wolff will compete on behalf of the CDC Foundation. It will be the first live golf on TV since the pandemic shut down sports worldwide in mid-March and the first televised event from Seminole, the famed oceanside Donald Ross design that dates to 1929. The event is expected to precede “The Match: Champions for Charity” involving Tiger Woods and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and recent Tampa Bay Bucs signee Tom Brady. No date has been set for that match, though it is expected to be played at least two weeks before the PGA Tour restarts its season, June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

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