Pressel's off-course activities exceed $2 million
- By Tom Abbott
- Jan 9, 2012 8:28 PM ET
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Morgan Pressel broke through the $2 million earnings mark Monday, but it wasn’t because of her on-course activities.
The amount reflects the total raised from her annual "Morgan and Friends Fight Cancer Tournament" at Pressel's home course, St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The 23-year-old celebrated the milestone at the fifth installment of the star-studded event, which featured LPGA colleagues Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.
The five players spent Sunday evening mingling with members and donors at a gala dinner where Pressel outlined how funds have already saved lives throughout the Boca Raton community and urged those present to continue to fight against a disease which claimed the life of her mother.
Monday, the five players spent time on the golf course with pro-am participants and put on a clinic for members and guests.
Pressel also has another reason to celebrate; last month her boyfriend, Andy Bush, proposed. The pair plan to wed in January 2013.
Christie Kerr played a practice round Wednesday with Ryan O'Toole, adding to the speculation that the two will partner when Solheim Cup play starts Friday. Read More
Cristie Kerr made a short par putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Suzann Pettersen on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship for the third time. Read More
Abbott, a U.K. native, is a Golf Central anchor/reporter and joined Golf Channel in 2005.
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