Media Day: A day in the life
On Monday, May 16, media members, community leaders and invited guests gathered with Tiger Woods at Congressional Country Club to kick off the Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes program. After debuting at the Quicken Loans National last year, Shot for Heroes is back in a bigger and better way in 2016.
New in 2016, Shot for Heroes will expand its charitable impact beyond tournament week as the program visits select Montgomery County golf courses each weekend between May 21-June 19. All fans and local golfers can take a swing at $10,000 and raise money for charity at the same time. Get more info on participating in a local Shot for Heroes event.
Relive the highlights of Media Day and the Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes launch on the signature hole at Congressional:
10 a.m.: Media members and guests arrive on a beautiful morning at Congressional Country Club and find the iconic 10th hole set up for a show!
10:45 a.m.: Quicken Loans National host Tiger Woods, Quicken Loans vice president of marketing and sponsorship Art Steiber, Congressional Country Club president Rick Sullivan and tournament director Mike Antolini arrive at the 10th green. They are joined by community golfers Bruce Gilkey and John Grote. Bruce and John took part in a contest through the Montgomery County golf courses and shot their way into participating in Quicken Loans National Media Day.
10:57 a.m.: Antolini provides a list of players committed to playing in the 2016 Quicken Loans National, including past champion Bill Haas, defending amateur champion Bryson Dechambeau, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh. Steiber adds to the excitement as he announces that Rickie Fowler will once again represent Quicken Loans and play in the National!
11:18 a.m.: After taking questions from members of the media, Woods invites Gilkey and Grote, who is a Purple Heart recipient, to the tee box to launch Shot for Heroes. All proceeds from the Shot for Heroes program benefit military families from Operation Homefront and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
11:22 a.m.: Steiber ends the formal portion of Media Day by announcing that Quicken Loans has made a $5,000 donation to start the Shot for Heroes donations.
11:35 a.m.: Woods meets with the local Washington, D.C., television stations to promote the tournament. The 2016 edition marks the 10th anniversary of the Quicken Loans National and the 20th anniversary of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
11:55 a.m.: Woods heads to the Congressional Clubhouse for one-on-one interviews promoting the Quicken Loans National and Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes. Media Day finishes with a few messages for the fans. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear from Tiger.