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Today's young golf pros are dedicated do-gooders

Apr 27th, 2012
Staff writer / LifeApps Media

The Zurich Classic, which runs April 25-28 in New Orleans, has a fun sideshow for kind-hearted golf aficionados and pros who seem to find it easy to give back.

The Zurich Charity Cup allows fans to root for their favorite golfer as they try to win money for charity. Zurich, along with Golf Magazine, will make a donation of $30,000 to the golfer who has the most online “cheers” on the official Zurich Charity Cup website.

The following PGA TOUR golfers are playing for a selected charity:

  • Keegan Bradley – Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
  • Ben Crane – St. Bernard Project
  • Luke Donald – The First Tee of Chicago
  • Rickie Fowler – American Red Cross for Tsunami Relief
  • Graeme McDowell – The G-Mac Foundation
  • Justin Rose – Blessings in a Backpack
  • Camilo Villegas – Give to Colombia

Earlier this week, the seven players donned vintage golf clothes and used hickory-shafted clubs and deadened golf balls to celebrate Zurich Insurance Group's 100 years of doing business in the U.S. “The hardest thing is making contact in this jacket," said Fowler, who wore a cashmere dress jacket with tie. The golfers played three holes in their ancient attire and earned $1,000 for their charities.

Photo credit: Zurich Insurance Group