Champions on and off the course
Champions on the course and champions for youth, 18 teams returned to New York for the NEXUS Cup to compete for the championship trophy while raising funds for TGR Foundation. Team Par Then Bar captured the championship shootout in a playoff to be crowned 2022 NEXUS Cup champions.
Tiger Woods hosted the third-annual NEXUS Cup featuring 18 foursomes of amateur golfers competing in a two-day team competition. Joining Woods at NEXUS Cup were world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, major champion Webb Simpson, four-time PGA TOUR winner Sam Burns and caddies Joe LaCava and Ted Scott.
Two days of golf at Liberty National Golf Club featured incredible gifting, extravagant hospitality and heated competition. During the first day’s two nine-hole matches, Scheffler and Simpson helped provide teams with a leg up on the competition, hitting tee shots for the teams on signature par-3 holes. During the second day’s one 18-hole match, teams were guided by LaCava or Scott on the bag or Burns hitting tee shots on a par-3 hole. When teams arrived at Liberty National, they were greeted with a locker room full of matching gear including staff golf bags, scripted team uniforms, a TaylorMade SPIDER GT putter and much more.
While the competition was intense on course, the entertainment off course added to the excitement of the event. Woods and Burns lit up the driving range at Liberty National dazzling guests during day two’s exhibition.
During the dinner at NEXUS Club New York on the evening of night one, Earl Woods Scholar Alumna Karina Ramirez spoke about the transformational impact TGR Foundation had on her during her high school and college years. Guests also enjoyed a lively interview with Woods, Scheffler and Jimmy Fallon highlighted by the playing of the Tonight Show’s best friend’s game. During the live auction, guests could get more of the Tonight Show where a VIP trip to a taping of the Fallon hosted show was a featured item. Other items included caddying for U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick at the Hero World Challenge, a round of golf with Rickie Fowler, and an Albany getaway experience. All proceeds from the auction benefit students through TGR Foundation’s education programs helping them learn, grow and thrive.
NEXUS Cup is one of the premiere events managed by TGR Live which benefit TGR Foundation. To learn more about TGR Live events, please visit TGRLive.com.