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U.S. Ryder Cup team donates $2.6M to charity

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 28: Jose Sergio Garcia of Spain during the pro-am event prior to the Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course on January 28, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)  - 

The U.S. Ryder Cup team, as well as captain Davis Love III, will donate a combined $2.6 million to designated charities and various grow-the-game initiatives through the PGA of America's Ryder Cup Outreach Program.

Each U.S. player (and Love) received $200,000 – half of which will go to a charity or charities of his choice, the other half to help fund the PGA Junior League Golf, the Ryder Cup Junior Academy and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Since 1999, U.S. Ryder Cup team members have donated more than $18 million through the Ryder Cup Outreach Program.

“Because of these opportunities comes the chance to give back,” Love said in a statement, “by supporting charitable organizations around the country, as well as junior golf development programs that will have a lasting impact on the next generation of golfers.”

Here is a list of where each team member’s community outreach program dollars will go:

• Davis Love III: Davis Love III Foundation ($100,000)

• Keegan Bradley: The Keegan Bradley Charity Fund ($50,000), Zack’s Place ($10,000), Vermont Disaster Relief Fund ($10,000), Woodstock Ski Runners ($10,000), Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation ($10,000) and Wyoming State Golf Association ($10,000)

• Jason Dufner: Jason Dufner Charitable Foundation ($100,000)

• Jim Furyk: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation ($100,000)

• Dustin Johnson: Dustin Johnson Foundation ($100,000)

Zach Johnson: Zach Johnson Foundation ($100,000)

• Matt Kuchar: Camp Twin Lakes-Atlanta ($50,000), Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville ($50,000)

• Phil Mickelson: Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation ($100,000)

• Webb Simpson: Art Within ($25,000), College Golf Fellowship ($25,000), Search Ministries ($15,000), Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach ($15,000), Forest Hill Church ($15,000), Youth Commission International ($5,000)

Brandt Snedeker: Toby S. Wilt Family Foundation ($100,000)

Steve Stricker: Steve Stricker Foundation ($100,000)

• Bubba Watson: Chicks in Crisis Inc. ($50,000), Birdies for the Brave ($25,000), Caddy for a Cure ($25,000)

Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods Foundation ($100,000)