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Sailors Join Local Military in Caddying During Travelers Championship
For the third consecutive year, Sailors from Naval Submarine Base New London joined Connecticut service members from other branches of the Armed Forces in participating as amateur caddies during the PGA TOUR’s Travelers Championship tournament, Wednesday, June 19, at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. More >>

WM Phoenix Open Debuts Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost
Venue for Active, Reserve and Military Retirees More >>

ESPN Funnyman Michael Collins Interviews Phil Mickelson
Collins met up with Mickelson at our Gala at TPC Sawgrass More >>

Bud Cauley Foundation hosts inaugural Birdies for the Brave event
Cauley made his own foray into the world of hosting a charity event with the first annual Bud Cauley Foundation Birdies For the Brave Golf Tournament. More >>

Phil and Amy Mickelson host “Birdies for the Brave” Military Appreciation Gala and Golf Event
When Phil and Amy Mickelson came up with the idea for “Birdies for the Brave” a few years ago, they knew they could count on the help and support of their friends. And they dreamed big. More >>

PGA TOUR Honors Luke Airment at Charles Schwab Cup Championship
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The PGA Tour treated members of the 944th Fighter Wing to a special Military Appreciation Day at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 3-4. More >>

Birdies for the Brave Concert Featuring Vince Gill & Darius Rucker
Tickets on sale for this intimate event in Jacksonville! More >>

TPC Southwind Hosts a Special B4B Event in 2012
TPC Southwind raises funds for Birdies for the Brave and donates 100% mortgage free home to wounded warrior. More >>

TPC Deere Run to host Birdies for the Brave golf outing
A special event is taking place at TPC Deere Run on Monday when the annual Birdies for the Brave event will be held. More >>

Fundraiser at the Republican National Convention Raises Over $1.5M for Birdies for the Brave
Corporate leaders and Washington, D.C. professionals join together to raise money for our nation's military heroes and their families through this Birdies for the Brave Tournament. More >>

Republican National Convention Set to Raise Money for Birdies for the Brave
Republican National Convention Set to Raise Money for Birdies for the Brave A group of corporate leaders and Washington, D.C. professionals have organized a charitable golf tournament and auction to benefit Birdies for the Brave during the Republican National Convention. More >>

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Announces Donation to Birdies for the Brave
Close to a $16,000 donation was made as a result of "Charity Foursome" program. More >>

Atlas Van Lines collects more than 4,000 Baby Items for Families at Fort Campbell
Evansville, IN – During its partnership with Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost and the Tour United Leasing Championship, Atlas Van Lines collected more than 4,000 baby items and more than $300.00 in cash donations for families at the Fort Campbell, KY, military base. More >>

Warriors Get Fitted for Clubs at John Deere Classic
Callaway Golf custom fit 3 wounded warriors at the John Deere Classic More >>

"Make-a-Wish" teen visits U.S.S Dallas with Birdies for the Brave
Make-a-Wish teen Fabian Martinez took a tour of the U.S.S Dallas on June 19 as part of his wish. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jack Houdeshell hosted the 12-year old and his mother, during a tour aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine. More >>

Travelers Championship and St. Francis Hospital Takes Birdies for the Brave a Step Further
The PGA Tour’s Birdies for the Brave, according to the website, ” is a military outreach initiative dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. More >>

Operation Shower Provides Shower Gifts To Expectant And New Mothers
CROMWELL, Conn. (NNS) -- Forty expectant and new moms, whose spouses are deployed, were showered with recognition and gifts during a group baby shower themed "Come Sail Away" in Cromwell, June 19, in conjunction with the PGA Travelers Championship. More >>

Wounded Warriors of the Lowcountry Make a Difference
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—Representatives from the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes visited TPC Sawgrass today to present Birdies for the Brave with a check for $65,000. More >>

The Healing Game: Helping Wounded Warriors Through Golf
No sport has embraced Wounded Warriors like golf. Birdies for the Brave, created by Phil and Amy Mickelson to support troops injured in combat, has been subsumed by PGA TOUR Charities Inc. Many of the sport's major equipment makers—Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland-Srixon and TaylorMade, among them—donate generously to similar causes. More >>

Pentagon Channel Features Birdies for the Brave Military Outreach
The Pentagon Channel was on-site at THE PLAYERS to find out what the tournament is doing to support the military through Birdies for the Brave. More >>

Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Birdies for the Brave Fundraiser
Encompass Insurance Pro-Am teams up with Birdies for the Brave to raise funds for the military! More >>

Seen and heard at Match Play
The PGA Tour warned golfers before 10 a.m. on Friday to expect something loud. "So they wouldn't get spooked when two F-18s went screaming by," said Dan Chelel of the PGA Tour's community outreach program. More >>

Tour partnership provides discounted tickets for military
Golf's commitment to honoring and supporting United States military personnel is manifold, the latest example of which is Birdies for the Brave and Veterans Advantage partnering with select PGA Tour events to provide discounted tickets. More >>

PGA tour's NTO invites military to tournament with complimentary tickets
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Professional Golf Association's Northern Trust Open golf tournament is hosting Military Appreciation Week at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 14 through Feb. 19, with Military Appreciation Day taking place Feb. 18. More >>

Hurley Teams with Bridgestone to Support Birdies for the Brave
COVINGTON, Ga.—PGA TOUR player Billy Hurley III has teamed with Bridgestone Golf to raise funds for Birdies for the Brave throughout the 2012 PGA TOUR season. More >>

Three Birdies for the Brave supporters qualify for 2011 United States Presidents Cup Team
The top 10 players for the United States President’s Cup team have been determined and three of Birdies for the Brave’s PGA TOUR player supporters have automatically qualified for the team. Birdies for the Brave founder, Phil Mickelson, will join Nick Watney and Bubba Watson for the 2011 President’s Cup taking place November 15-20 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. More >>

TPC Eagle Trace Raises $32,000 for Birdies for the Brave
Heritage Golf Group, LLC, a leading owner and operator of premier golf properties across the country, raised approximately $32,000 to benefit Birdies for the Brave during an October 23rd & 24th event at TPC Eagle Trace (Coral Springs, FL). More >>

2011 Tour Championship Operation Shower
A baby shower for 40 expectant military moms to be whose husbands are deployed. More >>

Operation Shower Provides Shower Gifts to Twenty Military Spouses
GROTON, Conn. – Twenty expectant military wives of submariners assigned to Commander, Submarine Group Two boats received a once-an-a-lifetime experience when they participated in a group baby shower and were given a "Shower In A Box", Aug. 25. More >>

Constellation Energy Hosts ‘Birdies for the Brave’
RYE, N.Y. – A gregarious group of U.S. Military veterans lounged in the shade of an umbrella at the hospitality tent just below the 18th hole at the Westchester Country Club Thursday afternoon, watching golfers come up the long fairway on the opening day of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. More >>

On the green, thoughts of heroes in dusty lands - TPC Summerlin
On Monday morning, on the edge of the practice putting green at TPC Summerlin, some Nellis airmen were milling about a tent in which huge Rambo-type machine guns were displayed. More >>

Dick's Weeks-Long Promotion Benefits Military
SILVIS, Ill.—During this week’s John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Chase and the Military Warriors Support Foundation helped the PGA TOUR prove that Together, anything’s possible.” More >>

Injured Marine Movies Into New Home
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Coming home is reality this Fourth of July holiday for one military hero. Lance Cpl. Anthony Sayo suffered a traumatic brain injury when his Humvee was attacked in Iraq in 2007. Now, the 24-year-old is helping care for his mother and twin sisters, and the family is moving to Jacksonville. More >>

'Birdies For The Brave' Gives Servicemen The Chance To Meet PGA Heroes
CROMWELL — Before Navy serviceman Mike Strapazzon even made his move to the bag, Lucas Glover asked the question everyone at the 17th tee box would've asked if they could. More >>

Birdies for the Brave Caddie Program at the Travelers Championship
Cromwell, Conn (WTNH) - The Traveler's Championship is underway in Cromwell, and while it's a nice summer event for families and fans, it also means a lot more to some military families. More >>

Birdies for the Brave Launches Partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—Dick’s Sporting Goods and the PGA TOUR share a passion for giving back to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. More >>

Patriots' Outpost Again a Hit at THE PLAYERS
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—The Patriots’ Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and 18 fairways on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, has been a special place this week at THE PLAYERS. More >>

Ride Of Honor
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—As part of the PGA TOUR’s continual support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, TPC Sawgrass hosted 40 wounded warriors from across the country in a special honor ride April 8. More >>

Florida woman wins car via Birdies for the Brave
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—On the morning of Nov. 9, Sylvia Diamond of Ormond Beach, Fla., checked her cell phone and saw she had a couple of new e-mails. One in particular didn’t look like anything special—one from the PGA TOUR, something about a car—so she quickly deleted it and didn’t give it another thought. More >>

NBA legend Jerry West visits local VFW post on behalf of Golf Tourney
Basketball legend Jerry West sat in front of a small group in Canyon Country on Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885. More >>

Heritage Golf Group and TPC Prestancia Raise funds for military homefront groups
SAN DIEGO, CA – Heritage Golf Group’s remains commited to making a positive impact in the community through a recently hosted charity Golf Tournament, held at TPC Prestancia in Sarasota, FL. More >>

Birdies for the Brave - TPC Wakefield Plantation
Golf outing for injured military personnel. More >>

"Rock Like A Champion" - Better Than Ezra Rocks TPC Potomac in Support of Birdies for the Brave
POTOMAC, Md.—Champions Tour fans rocked out for the military at this year's Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. As part of the PGA TOUR's support for Birdies for the Brave, the tournament held a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the newly renovated TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. More >>

Champions Tour players give back to 'our heroes'
As part of Military Appreciation Day at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, Champions Tour players Hale Irwin, Bobby Clampett and Ted Schulz shared their golf knowledge with a special group of visitors to the tournament on Saturday afternoon. More >>

Wednesday is for Warriors at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
BETHESDA, Md.—The much-anticipated arrival of the Champions Tour at TPC Potomac gave both players and their families the opportunity to honor some true heroes, U.S. military members at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship pro-am. More >>

Barclays announces $50,000 donation to PGA TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave.
Paramus, N.J. – Barclays today announced a $50,000 donation to PGA TOUR’s “Birdies for the Brave” as part of the “Chips for Charity” event aboard former USS Intrepid at Pier 86 in New York City. More >>

CNN Highlights Mickelson's Efforts to Support Birdies for the Brave.
Phil Mickelson on his charity for troops. CNN's John Roberts to golfer Phil Mickelson on his charity "Birdies for the Brave" More >>

The Barclays announces military initiatives for 2010 tournament
PARAMUS, N.J. -- Tournament officials at The Barclays today announced a variety of initiatives and events to honor the U.S. Armed Forces during the 2010 tournament, held Aug. 24-29, 2010, at The Ridgewood Country Club. More >>

"Chips for Charity"
Phil Mickelson and Special Guests Hit Golf Balls off the Flight Deck of the USS Intrepid to benefit Birdies for the Brave. More >>

At The Travelers Championship, Wounded Soldiers Get Many Thanks
You watch Dan Nevins make his way slowly up the 18th fairway on two prosthetic legs. You look at Dan Perry's face, a face that has paid the price, a face that breaks into a huge smile after he chips in at the second hole at TPC River Highlands. More >>

PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. Birdies for the Brave, TPC San Antonio & Valero Texas Open Host Barbecue F
More than 400 wounded soldiers and their families stopped by the Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX for a barbecue and putting clinic on Tuesday, May 11, during tournament week of the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open. More >>

Phil Mickelson Presents a Wounded Warrior With Honorary TPC Membership
Phil Mickelson stopped by the Patriots' Outpost presented by Lockheed Martin at THE PLAYERS to present Wounded Warrior, Brian Neuman, with an honorary membership to TPC San Antonio as part of Birdies for the Brave's partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. More >>

Tim McGraw to make special appearance at THE PLAYERS
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- THE PLAYERS Championship tournament officials announced Friday that three-time Grammy award-winning country music artist Tim McGraw will help the tournament honor area military with a special musical appearance on Wednesday, May 5, during Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS Championship. More >>

When a Game of Golf Helps the Troops
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets for this weekend’s tournament are still available. It will only cost you about $15 to attend for a day. However, there’s one group able to get in for far less…free. More >>

Finally, some energy outside the ropes at Doral
DORAL, Fla – It finally looked like a Tour event Saturday. The first two days of the WGC-CA Championship were plagued by high winds, plus torrential rainstorms and two delays on Friday, when the weather and prospects for a fun five-mile hike around Doral Resort went from not promising to threatening to torrential rain to “we’re outta here.” More >>

An Outstanding Day at the Outpost
MARANA, Ariz.—It’s been a great day at the Accenture Match Play Championship. I’ve never been to this tournament before, and I’ve only been to one other PGA TOUR golf tournament, in Phoenix, when I went to the Waste Management Phoenix Open. More >>

Greg Hansen: No Tiger, no Phil is really not a big deal
If it were possible to stage a tournament that includes the planet's 64 most-watchable golfers, the list would include a lot of guys who won't be at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, this week. More >>

Soldiers Get Tee Time Overseas Thanks to The Players
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Soldiers in Iraq, and now in Afghanistan, can get a break from the War on Terror by playing golf. More >>

Soldiers Play Golf at TPC Sawgrass
It's a special honor for two soldiers who found a way to enjoy a game of golf while deployed to Iraq. They built a makeshift course at their base and nicknamed it TPC of Mosul. More >>

JW Marriott Las Vegas Honors our Military
During High Desert Soldier Ride, Raising Awareness of Wounded Warriors Project More >>

Players Championship will be free to military, retirees
Furyk announces new policy to sailors on U.S.S. Vicksburg. More >>

TPC Sugarloaf hosted the 4th Annual Birdies for the Brave golf tournament
Duluth, GA - TPC Sugarloaf hosted the 4th Annual Birdies for the Brave golf tournament on Monday, November 9, 2009, as part of the PGA TOUR's Birdies for the Brave national Military outreach program. More >>

Loss of Leg Won't Stop Army Vet From Being a Champion
TAMPA, Fla. -- The two men had met for the first time only a handful of hours earlier on a warm December morning last year while standing in the clubhouse at TPC Tampa Bay before a Birdies for the Brave charity golf event. More >>

Clinic at Windy Harbor Golf Club
A photo gallery of the event by Kathy Acosta. More >>

Birdies for the Brave golf tournament at Southwind to help injured soldiers
Mike Stafford said that his one-time hobby became his "therapy" after being wounded in Iraq; now he hopes to help other wounded soldiers by doing what he loves: golf. More >>

The Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation makes $200,000 donation to Wounded Warrior Project
The family of the late World Golf Hall of Fame member Bob Hope has made a donation in the amount of $200,000 to the PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. Birdies for the Brave program, designated for the Wounded Warrior Project. More >>

TPC River Highlands Hosts Wounded Warrior Clinic
TPC River Highlands hosted a clinic for Wounded Warriors in conjunction with Gaylord Hospital. More >>