Inaugural NEXUS Cup raises money for TGR Foundation
Tiger Woods took over New York this week as he hosted the inaugural NEXUS Cup. An exclusive amateur team golf event, the NEXUS Cup took place on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 25 at Liberty National Golf Club and NEXUS Cup New York. With proceeds benefiting TGR Foundation, the NEXUS Cup was a resounding success.
“The inaugural NEXUS Cup was tremendous,” 15-time major winner and NEXUS Cup host Tiger Woods said. “I am grateful to Jimmy Fallon along with my fellow pros Keegan Bradley, Henrik Stenson and Gary Woodland for joining me in making this event so memorable for our guests. Because of events like the NEXUS Cup, we can help my Foundation reach its goal of empowering students to pursue their passions through education.
The first day of golf action at the NEXUS Cup kicked off with each team being treated like the pro’s with staff golf bags, curated scripting and custom golf balls and accessories before playing two nine-hole matches at Liberty National Golf Club. Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson were on-hand to interact with competitors and participate in a par-3 challenge during the second match of the day. Stenson also provided guests with a pair of his signature sunglasses.
On Tuesday evening, guests were treated to an unforgettable experience at NEXUS Club New York. Jimmy Fallon brought The Tonight Show to NEXUS Club for a special unplugged segment with Tiger Woods. Guests enjoyed a behind the scenes look into Woods and his accomplishments on and off the course moderated by Fallon in his iconic late-night format. A live auction was held that saw a number of prizes won, including a breakfast and strategy session with Woods and Woodland prior to the second day of competition. A total of $365,000 was raised from the auction, half of which benefited ONE Bahamas Fund in support of relief efforts from Hurricane Dorian.
Day two of the NEXUS Cup began with one 18-hole match at Liberty National Golf Club. The teams competed over two days in four different flights, with each flight winner and one wild card team advancing to the Championship Shootout. In the shootout, the five teams competed, eventually becoming three teams, then two teams, before the inaugural NEXUS Cup champion was crowned. To culminate the ultra-amateur golf event, NEXUS Club New York hosted an after party on Wednesday night featuring DJ Prince Paul.
The NEXUS Cup is one of five events managed by TGR Live and benefiting TGR Foundation. Proceeds from the event help support the educational programs of TGR Foundation which recently reached its one millionth student served. For more information on TGR Foundation, please visit TGRFoundation.org.