Come Join Tiger Woods as he Plays Host to 16 PGA TOUR Professionals at the Chevron World Challenge Dec. 17-21
December 15, 2008
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (November 17, 2008) - It's Tiger Woods' tournament and you are invited! Don't miss your chance to join Tiger as he plays host to 16 elite PGA TOUR professionals for the Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America. On December 17-21 at Sherwood Country Club, Woods will return to Southern California in his official role as host of the prestigious co-sponsored PGA TOUR event. Woods will be on hand to kick off the tournament starting with the annual Pro-Am on Wednesday. The tournaments 10th year of professional play begins Thursday and ends with Woods' award ceremony on Sunday.
"Even though I can't play, I'm looking forward to joining the fans for another exciting Chevron World Challenge while raising money for my Foundation," Woods said. "I will be there to support the players, watch an incredible week of golf, and participate in the award ceremony."
The Chevron World Challenge field is comprised of 16 players, the top 12 players from the Official World Golf Ranking who accept the invitation to complete and four players who are awarded special exemption. This year's field includes Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, Fred Couples, Paul Casey, Boo Weekley, Hunter Mahan, K.J. Choi, Kenny Perry, Justin Leonard, Mike Weir, Luke Donald and Stephen Ames.
Golf fans eager to witness the world's best golfers compete for a $5.75 million purse can conveniently order tickets through the tournament website, www.chevronworldchallenge.com, or by calling 1-800-594-TIXX. Tickets are going fast so purchase your tickets today! To apply for media credentials please visit www.pgatourgolfmedia.com.
Tiger Woods Foundation
Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached an estimated 10 million young people through character development, career exploration and grant making programs. Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering young people to dream big and to set specific goals to achieve their dreams.
Launched in February, 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is an innovative 14-acre, after school campus designed to inspire career exploration. Serving members in grades 5 through 12, classes include forensic science, robotics, engineering, aerospace, video production and marine biology. Tiger's Action Plan-based on Earl Woods' best-selling book, Start Something-is a free program for youth 8-17 that addresses three priorities: character education, volunteer service and career exploration. Through participation in TAP, youth define a specific personal goal and develop an action plan to achieve it while giving back to their community and exploring careers that fit within their areas of interest. More information on the Tiger Woods Foundation and its programs can be found at tigerwoodsfoundation.org.
Chevron Corporation is one of the worlds leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 59,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products and services; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and commercializes the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information on Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving more than 59 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail banking offices, more than 18,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 25 million active users. Bank of America offers industry leading support to more than 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 83 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit www.bankofamerica.com for more information.