Myopia Hunt Club, a prestigious private golf course on Boston’s North Shore, will be one of eight regional qualifying sites hosting amateurs hoping to play their way into the finals of a new fundraising event to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
A private fox-hunting and country club, Myopia was Golf Digest’s sixth-best course in Massachusetts for 2013-2014 and ranked among Golf Magazine’s top 100 for 2013. The club was built in 1894 and hosted four U.S. Opens within 10 years (1898, 1901, 1905, 1908). Willie Anderson’s 72-hole winning score of 331 in 1901 was the highest in U.S. Open history.
As for the amateur tourney, two-person teams may register here for the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, with the best golfers as well as those raising the most money for Woods’ philanthropic arm earning spots in the December 1-December 2 finals in Orlando, Fla. The cost per player is $500 and a charity pledge of $1,000. Teams that attain donations of $10,000 or more and those that post low-net and low-gross scores at each site will qualify for the final event.
Finalists will also receive two nights at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando; a private exhibition with Woods, who is currently recovering from back surgery; and clubhouse credentials for his December 4-December 7 World Challenge at Orlando's Isleworth Golf & Country Club. The team that rakes in the most money for the foundation will also win pro-am spots in the three events Woods hosts -- the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship at TCP Boston in Norton, Mass., and Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club, as well as the unofficial World Challenge.
Qualifiers kick off at Cascata in Las Vegas on May 27 and wrap up at Myopia on October 16. Other sites include Congressional, the Bethesda, Md., site of Rory McIlroy eight-shot romp to his first major championship in the 2011 U.S. Open; Merion Golf Club, site of the 2013 U.S. Open; the World Challenge’s former host, Sherwood CC; and Innisbrook in Tampa, Fla.