Category: Northwestern Mutual World Challenge


December 09, 2013

Video: Watch Zach Johnson's amazing hole-out

Posted at 9:55 AM by Mike Walker

Zach Johnson might have pulled off the shot of 2013 with his hole-out from a drop area on the 72nd hole of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge [video above].

Tied with Woods on the tee at 18, Johnson found the fairway with his drive, while Woods drove into the left rough. Playing first, Woods' approach landed in the front right bunker, giving Johnson a clear shot at the green and maybe the win. Johnson, however, dunked his approach in the water. Then, needing to hole his wedge shot from the drop area to make par, Johnson did just that.

“It was just a bad swing and I got caught up in the moment," Johnson said afterward. "Certainly the next shot was a little too dramatic for me, but I was very lucky to hit that one in.”

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October 01, 2013

Ernie Els and Rory McIroy to compete in Tiger Woods charity event

Posted at 1:38 PM by Josh Sens

Tiger_rory_bruty_600Rory and Ernie will be joining Eldrick.

That's the latest word from the Tiger Woods Foundation, which on Monday announced the field for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Tiger's Dec. 5-8 charity event at Sherwood Country Club.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els will be part of the 18-man field in the four-day tournament, which pays $1 million to the winner and directs its proceeds to Woods' charitable foundation. It will be the first time McIlroy and Els have played the event.

Other big names in the field include defending champion Graeme McDowell, 2010 winner Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Bobby Watson, Steve Stricker, Jason Day and Jason Dufner.

Two yet-to-be named players will be added to an event that Woods himself has won five times.

Photo: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the 2013 U.S. Open (Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated).

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