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Bubba Watson becomes the latest PGA TOUR player to support the PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. Initiative - Birdies for the Brave

Bubba Watson to support the Green Beret Foundation through Birdies for the Brave

Pensacola, FL – On the heels of his tremendous performance at the PGA Championship, PGA TOUR player Bubba Watson announced on Wednesday August 18, 2010 that he will represent the Green Beret Foundation as part of Birdies for the Brave – the PGA TOUR’s primary vehicle for supporting the brave men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Watson, a graduate of Milton High School in Milton, FL, made the announcement during a special golf clinic he conducted for military personnel and their families at A.C. Read Golf Course at NAS Pensacola hosted by Birdies for the Brave and the world famous Blue Angels. Accompanying Watson at the event was his father, Gerry Watson, a former Green Beret in the United States Army.

“Supporting the military has always been close to my heart,” said Watson, the 2010 Travelers Championship winner. “The Green Beret Foundation and Birdies for the Brave are both incredible organizations and I’m honored to be able to support those who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.”

Watson joins 10 other PGA TOUR players in their support of military charities as part of Birdies for the Brave:
o Homes For Our Troops and Special Operations Warrior Foundation supported by Phil Mickelson
o United Through Reading supported by Rory Sabbatini
o Naval Special Warfare Foundation supported by Jerry Kelly, Frank Lickliter II, and Vijay Singh
o Wounded Warrior Project supported by Frank Lickliter II, Nick Watney, Boo Weekley and Jason Gore
o Operation Homefront supported by Corey Pavin
o Military Warriors Support Foundation supported by Ted Purdy

About Birdies for the Brave
Since 2005, the PGA TOUR has joined with TOUR players, corporate partners, tournament fans and TPC club members to raise millions of dollars annually for eight military homefront groups supported by PGA TOUR players that provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of military men and women lost or seriously injured in performance of their duty, through fundraising events at TPC clubs nationwide.

Other Birdies for the Brave activities include Military Appreciation Day celebrations and Patriots’ Outpost military hospitality chalets during PGA TOUR tournaments, as well as the opportunity for military members to attend many PGA TOUR events on a complimentary basis. To learn more about Birdies for the Brave, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.com or follow them on Facebook.

Contact
Marc Raiken, PGA TOUR 904.543.5112, marcraiken@pgatourhq.com

Amanda Ausink, Pro Sport Management 480.368.8434, aa@prosportmanagement.com

Chris Reimer - PGA TOUR
Communications Manager
Office - (904) 273-3286
Fax - (904) 280-6582
chrisreimer@pgatourhq.com

Frank Eaton is CEO of Frank B2B Communications, a business-to-business marketing and consulting company in Jacksonville, Fl. www.frankb2b.com

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