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Scholar Voices: Creating social change through the lens of theatre

My love for theatre started when I was three or four years old and my godmother took me to see a musical, in my hometown of Boston, MA. I do not remember the name of the show or really what it was about, but I was fascinated by the colors and music. Something about seeing the performers act, sing and dance gave them this magical glow on the stage. My young and impressionable mind had concluded that to be so talented you had to have super abilities, and I knew I would be a part of that magic one day.

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Hero Shot at Baha Mar to kick off 2019 Hero World Challenge

The start of the 2019 Hero World Challenge will be unlike any event hosted in The Bahamas. While the action on the course tees off on Wednesday, December 4 at Albany, Bahamas, the week-long festivities of the Hero World Challenge begin on Monday, December 2 as the Hero Shot takes place at Baha Mar.

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The best field in golf

The Hero World Challenge isn’t your average PGA TOUR event. In fact, it’s far from it. Not only in location, but field, experience and so much more. That’s because the Hero World Challenge features the best of golf, but also one of its smallest. At only 18 players, it truly is a compilation of the best players in the world.

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Alexis Ohanian joins TGR Foundation Board of Governors

TGR Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of internet entrepreneur and investor, Alexis Ohanian, to the Board of Governors. 

Ohanian serves as the co-founder and managing partner of San Francisco-based Initialized Capital, an early stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far. Prior to his work at Initialized Capital, Ohanian co-founded Reddit, a social news and discussion website.

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TGR Foundation celebrates milestone in education impact

Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.

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TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: How Mentorship Guided me through College, Career and Life

As a first-generation Mexican American, I felt intimidated and insecure about applying to college. My mom, knowing well that she could not guide us through the U.S. education system, connected my sister and I to programs that could give us the tools to achieve our academic goals. We joined the TGR Learning Lab, then known as the Tiger Woods Learning Center, in 2008.

I didn’t think much of the programs there – I was not necessarily passionate about STEM, but I was motivated to utilize the college preparation resources despite how confusing and overwhelming it all seemed at the time. It wasn’t until my last year at Savanna High School, in 2013, when I started volunteering at the Learning Lab, that I discovered the power of mentorship. Thanks to the unwavering encouragement of two long-time employees of the Learning Lab, Denisse Jover and Lea Segura, I was able to break out of my shell and gain confidence on my way to college.

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Scholar Voices: Discovering a New Path to Career Success

Ever since I was a little boy, I loved science. Although I come from a rural, mountainous Chinese village called Qian Yang Cun in Fuzhou, I dreamt of becoming a scientist. I always knew I wanted to use science to help people. As a child, I would collect plants and soil from around the mountain and mix them together to create my own “panaceas,” ready to cure dying plants and insects along my path.

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College Access, Success Symposium empowers educators at flagship TGR Learning Lab

Visitors entering the doors of the flagship TGR Learning Lab on Thursday, October 24 shifted from eager fifth graders heading toward the end of their week in the Day Program to dedicated educators excited to gain information, connections and resources to better prepare their students for success. The 5thannual College Access and Success Symposium united educators across Southern California and beyond.

With more than 15 sessions to choose from the symposium covered a variety of higher education-related topics from applications and admissions to understanding financial aid and empowering students to stand out. With more than 150 educators in attendance and limited capacities in the classrooms, many sessions were at full capacity.

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Tiger Woods’ 82nd Win A Celebration Of Excellence, But Patience As Well

CHIBA, Japan — The week started with questions—about his health, about his captaincy, about his game. It finished with history. When the world least expected him to, Tiger Woods won the inaugural Zozo Championship for a staggering 82nd career PGA Tour victory, tying Sam Snead for the all-time record. Woods polished off the win Monday, […]

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Tiger Handles A Marathon Sunday At The ZOZO Championship, Sets Up Potentially Historic Monday

CHIBA, Japan — When Tiger Woods arrived to Narashino Country Club shortly after sunrise on Sunday morning, he led the Zozo Championship by two shots. When he left shortly after sunset—10 hours and 106 pressure-packed shots later—he led by three. In that sense, mission accomplished. But the job isn’t finished just yet. Woods moved closer […]

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A Second Straight 64 Gives Tiger A Two-Shot Lead In Japan And Sets Up Potentially Historic Closing 36 Holes

CHIBA, Japan — Any doubts as to whether Tiger Woods was really, truly a threat to win this week at the Zozo Championship were answered on the first hole Saturday at Narashino Country Club. Woods started things with high-draw fairway wood down the middle, followed that with a knockdown approach right at the flag, and […]

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Shaping Our Future with STEM: My International STEM Studio Journey

International STEM Studio is an amazing initiative. I learned about it after the CEO of Soronko Academy, my boss, attended the inaugural training in 2018. She came back with a new perspective on how to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the academy and how to organize training of the trainer sessions to enable her to share the knowledge she had gained with others, who trained in different parts of Ghana. When she asked me if I would like to take part in the next cohort of the International STEM Studio, I jumped on board with excitement. I couldn’t wait for the growth in the knowledge I knew the training session would come with. I thought about my students, and I knew this was an opportunity to provide them with better education and guide them toward achieving their goals. On July 25th I embarked on a trip to the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA sponsored by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to participate in International STEM Studio.

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Tiger Woods Returns With A Flourish, Shoots 64 And Leads ZOZO Championship

CHIBA, Japan — Japanese fans here have been waiting 13 years to deliver a Tiger roar, so they certainly weren’t bothered by having to wait an extra hour or so. Woods rewarded their patience with a terrific round of golf that gave them plenty to cheer about. After bogeying his first three holes, Woods made […]

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Jason Day Wins, Tiger Emerges Healthy – Both Can Consider Challenge a Success

INZAI, Japan — Jason Day summoned two disparate up-and-downs from bunkers to win MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on Monday. One was as routine as it gets for a tour pro—a lob wedge that led to a winning tap-in birdie on the par-5 18th. The other one was […]

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The 2019 Tiger Woods Invitational, Much More Than Golf

The 2019 Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI wrapped a memorable three days on the Monterey Peninsula benefiting TGR Foundation. The sold-out, 9th annual charity event was one to remember with as many highlights off the golf course as on. Guests were treated to competitive golf at three of the country’s most scenic courses along with access to exclusive evening events and a golf exhibition hosted […]

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HarperCollins to Globally Publish Tiger Woods Memoir

New York, NY (October 15, 2019)—HarperCollins Publishers today announced it has acquired world rights to BACK, the first-ever memoir authored by Tiger Woods, one of the most storied and accomplished athletes in history. The deal was negotiated by Executive Editor Shannon Welch at HarperOne and Judith Curr, President and Publisher, HarperOne Group. The book will be published […]

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Tiger Woods and PopStroke Announce Partnership

Jupiter, FL (October 10, 2019) – TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures and PopStroke Entertainment Group today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership. Founded in 2018, PopStroke is a technology-infused golf-entertainment concept featuring professionally designed putting courses and exceptional food and beverage. PopStroke currently has one facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Locations in Scottsdale, […]

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Tournament host Tiger Woods welcomes elite field for 2019 Hero World Challenge

Sixteen of the 18 playing spots in the 2019 Hero World Challenge have been announced. The elite end-of-year PGA TOUR event held at Albany, Bahamas will feature eight of the top 10 players in the world. Among those committed include Tournament Host and 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods, 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, defending tournament champion Jon Rahm and past champions Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.

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TGR Learning Lab shines spotlight on Nadia Chavelas

The TGR Learning Lab expanded learning program fulfills the mission of TGR Foundation by empowering youth through exposure, preparation and skill development for the workforce of tomorrow. With more than 50 courses available for middle and high school students to engage in after school, our mission is brought to life as participants discover their passions […]

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Experience Pebble Beach like the pros

Located along the Pacific coastline, the Monterey Peninsula is a must-play destination for any avid golfer. Add in pro-level gear, premium amenities, and major championship-like golfing conditions, and you have an event unlike any other. The 2019 Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI, gives amateur golfers that experience and more. The sold-out three-day golf tournament, […]

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