July 03, 2009

Tiger helps "skins" in Skins Game

Woods to play exhibition to help Begay charity

By Doug FergusonTiger Woods is helping out longtime friend Notah Begay III, agreeing to play in his charity Skins Game at Turning Stone Resort next month to support Native American youth.

Begay declined to comment and kept his head down when asked if Woods was playing in his event, then stopped 20 yards later and said with a smile, "I need to win some skins."

Woods' agent at IMG confirmed he would be playing Aug. 24 in the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge. The world's No. 1 player will join Stanford teammate Begay, former Masters champion Mike Weir and Camilo Villegas.

A year ago, the event raised $180,000 for Begay's foundation, which supports youth sports and wellness programs for Native Americans in New Mexico and other states.
Comment:  For more on Begay, see Begay the Golf-Course Whisperer and Notah and Native Stereotypes. For more on Native golfers, see Native Golfers at Santa Ana and Native Golf Tour.

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