By Dan Kilbridge, author for Golfweek SAN DIEGO – Tiger Woods is back where it all started. The 2018 comeback season finished with a win at the Tour Championship but it started right here, at Torrey Pines, where Woods had no idea what to expect when he made his season debut at the Farmers Insurance […]
We called ourselves “The First Five.” That summer of 2008, Avni, Omar, Pau, Stephanie and I (thought we) were the coolest kids at the TGR Learning Lab. In our pre-planned, color-coordinated outfits, we assisted teachers and students in building mouse trap cars and launching rockets.
Interspersed with all the fun, we learned from community and business leaders how to build our résumés, network with professionals and present with confidence. I’m not entirely sure, but I think that was the last time I ended a presentation with an awkward grin and a “…So yeah.” In my current position as an Academic Counselor at UC Irvine, I enjoy mentoring students through college and toward their graduate school and career goals.
A few short weeks ago, our ninth annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop brought together nearly 80 scholars from coast to coast. Among them was New York University senior Andres Guerrero, who gave a heartfelt speech at the graduation celebration luncheon, a hallmark of the Winter Workshop.
Kicking off the new year with a reunion of over 80 scholars and a reminder of the importance and impact of our programs, the 9th annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop commenced at the TGR Learning Lab Jan. 3-5.
Tiger Jam is set to return to the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, May 24-25, 2019. Join host Tiger Woods for the ultimate Vegas weekend benefitting a great cause, TGR Foundation. Tiger Jam will once again combine the best in golf, poker, music and entertainment into one action packed weekend you will […]
2018 has been a year with many highlights for TGR Foundation. Our programs and events continued to perform extremely well, allowing us to reach milestones and achieve ambitious goals. Although we’ve celebrated expansions within each of our programs domestically and internationally, I think our most important accomplishment in 2018 was codifying TGR Foundation’s mission, vision and values – the strategic framework that guides all that we do. That framework is critical to the success and long-term viability of any organization. If carefully created and truly followed, it defines who you are, what you do and how you do it, which in turn ensures a sustainable enterprise that can succeed for generations.
As a 13 year-old junior golfer who has been playing the game for 5 years, I know firsthand that golf can be a frustrating and lonely sport sometimes. It wasn’t until my mom found the TGR Learning Lab (TGRLL) when I was ten years old that I really enjoyed playing and practicing golf.
Albany. Bahamas – Winning is always the goal, but given where his year started and how it ended, Tiger Woods had no complaints about his performance at the Hero World Challenge. He broke par once and beat one player at Albany, finishing 17th on Sunday following a 1-over-par 73. Then Woods, the tournament host, presented […]
It’s been quite the PGA TOUR offseason for Jon Rahm following the end of the 2017-18 FedExCup playoffs. Two months after playing on his first Ryder Cup team and beating Tiger Woods 2 & 1 in a Sunday singles match to help clinch the 2018 Ryder Cup for Europe, Rahm hoisted what is affectionately known […]
ALBANY, Bahamas – Tiger Woods overcame a shaky start with five birdies and fought his way back to shoot an even-par 72 on Saturday in the third round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany. “Just one of those days where I felt like I was fighting from behind,” he said. Woods has a 54-hole […]
With three players tied atop the leaderboard after the third round of the Hero World Challenge, Sunday’s closing round sets up to feature plenty of excitement. First-time tournament participants Tony Finau (67) and Jon Rahm (69) join two-time runner-up Henrik Stenson (69) in sitting at 13-under par entering Sunday’s play at Albany, Bahamas. Finau, ranked […]
Each year, the Hero World Challenge is about much more than just great golf. As play concludes on-course at Albany, Bahamas the action is just getting started. Reimaged in 2018, PGA TOUR players, Albany members, sponsors and invited guests enjoyed the annual tradition of India Nite Beach Party. The event, held at the spectacular Albany […]
ALBANY, Bahamas — An errant drive on the closing hole spoiled an otherwise splendid afternoon for Tiger Woods on Friday in the second round of the $3.5 million Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. Cruising into the par-4 18th at 5-under and without a blemish on his scorecard, the five-time champion blocked a […]
A first-time tournament participant and a two-time runner up share the lead at the halfway mark of the 2018 Hero World Challenge. Jon Rahm and Henrik Stenson binged on birdies Friday to vault to 10-under par and take a one-shot lead over Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay heading into the weekend at Albany, Bahamas. Rahm, […]
ALBANY, Bahamas – Tiger Woods birdied two of his last four holes to card a 1-over-par 73 on Thursday in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. A five-time champion, he missed only one fairway in his final event of 2018, but struggled on the greens and sustained a […]
The Hero World Challenge has built a lasting legacy of giving back. Since inception, the event has raised over $26 million for TGR Foundation and select youth-focused charities. As the event, hosted by Tiger Woods and managed by TGR Live, crowns its 20th champion at Albany, Bahamas this week, the event’s legacy will be more than trophies, as it […]
Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed and Hero World Challenge rookie Patrick Cantlay share the first-round lead at Albany, Bahamas after each shot a 7-under-par 65, three shots clear of the rest of the elite field that includes four of the five top-ranked golfers in the world and 18 of the world’s top 32. Cantlay had […]
ALBANY, Bahamas – Last December, Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge after a 10-month absence and tied for ninth at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods, coming off spinal fusion surgery in April, wasn’t sure what to expect but held his own against the strong, 18-player field. He posted rounds of […]
Of the many differentiators of TGR Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar program, the mentorship component is one that sets it apart from others around the country. Each of the 218 scholars is paired with a dedicated adult mentor to provide support throughout their college journey and beyond. With more than 98% of the scholars in the […]
Nassau (Bahamas): The New Delhi (India)-headquartered Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, today announced that it has renewed its association with the globally admired, Golfing great Tiger Woods. The journey of the Heroes began in 2014 when Hero MotoCorp signed Tiger as its Global Corporate Partner. Commenting on the announcement, Dr. […]