Watch the “Changing the Course” exhibition live on Sky Sports Golf on Wednesday from 6 p.m.
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Last update: 01.07.20 10:26
The two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson will team up with Harold Varner III for a special benefit exhibition game before the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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The couple will compete against former world champions Jason Day and Wesley Bryan in a nine-hole competition on the Detroit Golf Club’s Back Nine, the venue for this week’s PGA Tour event.
The special will be to collect money for the tournament’s “Changing the Course” initiative. A multi-year campaign aims to ensure that every Detroit resident has access to the internet, technology, and digital literacy training they deserve.
Detroit is currently the least networked city in America. Almost a third of the houses are without broadband of any kind and the “digital divide” leaves them out of the opportunities for education and employment.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun coming out for a little hit on Wednesday and giggling with some friends to raise money for a good cause,” said Watson.
Rocket Mortgage has committed to donate $ 5,000 for each eagle made on the 14th, $ 25,000 for each hole-in-one on the 15th, and $ 5,000 for a birdie on the 16th. The AREA 313 Challenge offers a $ 313,000 donation to any golfer who scores 3 points -1-3 on this three-hole course this week.
Watch the ‘Changing the Course’ exhibition live from 6 p.m. on Wednesday Sky Sports Golf.