The disease has stricken former PGA Tour member Jeff Julian and Bruce Edwards, longtime caddie for Tom Watson.
Earlier this month, Watson was named the Champions Tour Player of the Year. Upon winning the Charles Schwab Cup in October, he donated the entire $1-million annuity to charity with a significant portion going to ALS research and patient care. The 1988 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee has contributed or helped raise almost $3 million in support of ALS research, and other charities, since Edwards was diagnosed.
'Jeff Julian and Bruce Edwards are important members of the PGA Tour family,' said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. 'ALS is a terrible disease and we are hopeful this contribution will play a role in finding a cure for them and others. Currently, 30,000 people are afflicted with ALS with no known cure in site. We want to support Jeff and Bruce and thank Tom for his unwavering commitment to helping these two courageous individuals and bringing so much attention and support to ALS.'