PGA Tour events set charitable-donations record, raising more than $180 million in 2017
Justin Thomas led the PGA Tour money list with more than $9.9 million in earnings during the 2016-’17 season. But it’s another year-end total that’s the memorable one. On Sunday, the tour announced that its tournaments collectively raised more than $180 million for charities in 2017, breaking the record it set previously in 2016 by $14 million.
The total includes donations made by tournaments on all six tours run by the PGA Tour and raises the all-time charitable donation total to $2.65 billion.
Five PGA Tour events brought in more than $10 millions individually: the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Valero Texas Open, Dean & Deluca Invitational, John Deere Classic and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Additionally, the Presidents Cup raised more than $10.7 million.
“The entire PGA Tour family takes tremendous pride in the positive impact that we continue to make each year through the millions of dollars that are raised for very deserving charitable organizations,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “As we often note, beyond the sheer dollar amount, the real story is in the hundreds of thousands of lives that benefit from these contributions every year. Thank you to all of the tournaments, players, sponsors, volunteers and fans who make all of this possible.”