In golf's return to televised competition through TaylorMade Driving Relief, the total amount raised from the skins match, relief partner donations and fan contributions as of the conclusion of the match exceeded $5.5 million.
The team of Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson claimed victory at Seminole Golf Club by collecting 11 skins for a total of $1.85 million that will be donated to the American Nurses Foundation, while the team of Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff won seven skins for $1.15 million that will be donated to the CDC Foundation.
"It was nice to feel it again. It's only - what's it been, nine weeks since The Players? It feels much longer than that," said McIlroy.
"It would have been nice to give him (Johnson) something or a high five, but obviously we can't in these times, but yeah, it's going to be different."
Johnson said: "Obviously this course is not too tough of a walk, but definitely have a little more respect for the caddies when they're - especially they're carrying a lot bigger bag than what we were carrying today. But it was a lot of fun to get back out and play with Rory, Rickie and Matt. I think we had a good time. We raised a lot of money for charity, so I'm really excited about that."
Of the $3 million pledged by UnitedHealth Group, each team began with $500 000 and played for the sum of the remaining $2 million during the match.
Both teams tied the final six holes, meaning the remaining six skins were decided by a 120-yard closest-to-the-pin competition on the par-3 17th hole, which was won by McIlroy (13 feet). Wolff’s shot landed 18 feet, 2 inches from the hole.
Fowler led all players with seven birdies during the match.
"I'm obviously excited for live sports to come back in any way, shape or form... I know the Tour has done a great job of making sure that we're in a safe spot to move forward at Colonial at the start of June, and like I said, this Covid-19 thing is bigger than all sports, but sports is also a big part of life and culture," said Fowler.
Following the first hole of the competition, TaylorMade announced a pledge of $350 000 through two TaylorMade Long Drive Holes. During the broadcast of the competition, PGA Tour Superstore announced an additional $100 000 as part of the long drive at the 14th hole.
- No. 2 - $100 000 – Matthew Wolff, 356 yards
- No. 14 - $350 000 – Matthew Wolff, 368 yards
- PGA Tour