Tour Championship Charity Challenge: Justin Rose and Five-Time MLB All-Star Win the Celebrity Event

Published 09/02/2021, 11:22 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 England’s Justin Rose reacts after holing his birdie putt on the 16th green during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Justin Rose and Andruw Jones have won the Tour Championship Charity Challenge. They were competing against Warrick Dunn and Mariah Stackhouse. Since the format used was a scramble match play, Rose needed a chip to register a victory. And safe to say, he did that to perfection. 

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In scrambling format, all players from both teams play a shot, and then the players decide which shot they like better. And then the other player plays the ball from that spot. The person whose shot they did not take picks up his ball and moves it to within one club-length of the selected spot. 

A nine-hole scramble match at East Lake golf club, the charity event took place on the back nine and primarily benefit the East Lake Foundation. And since Justin Rose didn’t qualify for the FedExCup playoffs, he agreed to play at the event.  

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A total of $1.385 million raised at the Tour Championship charity event

Justin Rose and Andruw Jones started the event as favorites and eventually delivered on that. Since they used scrambling format, both the teams had equal chances. However, Justin Rose and Andruw Jones were too good on the day and finished the event with a score of 1up.

Moreover, during the charity event, the team successfully managed to raise $1.385 million for the East Lake Foundation. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 England’s Justin Rose walks up the 18th hole during the third round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Meanwhile, the players playing the Tour Championship must have watched the event closely.

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The greens were looking hard and fast, and it was to be a huge challenge for all the players to get their approach shots as close to the pins as possible. There weren’t many undulations on the greens, but judging the speed was a huge threat. 

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Hence, the key for all the players on this course was be to pitch your approach shot as close to the pin as possible. And this is what Justin Rose and Andruw Jones did in the Charity Event. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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