CROMWELL, Conn. – Graham DeLaet will have his hands full when he tees off on Sunday vying for his first PGA Tour victory against a sneaky deep leaderboard, but his thoughts will be split between TPC River Highlands and the tragedy in Calgary.
The Canadian is a lifelong Calgary Flames fan, won his first event on the Canadian Tour, the 2009 ATB Financial Classic, in Calgary. His best friend lives in the area and was evacuated from his home when floods devastated the area, so DeLaet decided to help.
He is donating $1,000 for every birdie and $2,500 for every eagle he makes this week at the Travelers Championship to the Calgary Flood Relief Fund.
“There are people who need help and if I can do anything to help I will,” said DeLaet, who is tied with Bubba Watson and Charley Hoffman for the lead at 10 under following a third-round 65. “So I’m going to play for a lot of different reasons.”