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A Symetra Tour pro is giving her entire first-place check to charity

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How much should a professional golfer give to charity? The intersections between giving and the PGA Tour are many (as are the initiatives to let us know about those intersections).

Regardless, it’d be surprising to find out another sport’s stars give a larger percentage of their income to charity. And certainly there’s the charitable giving by tournament sponsors facilitated by the Tour, which is largely unique in sports.

All this said, a Symetra Tour player may just have given the largest charitable gift with respect to career earnings.

In an incredible gesture of generosity, Hyemin Kim is donating her entire $15,000 first-place check from her POC Med Golf Classic triumph to an organization called LPGA USGA Girls Golf.

Kim told reporters at the U.S. Women’s Open that it has long been her play to donate her first winning check to charity.

“My mom and I always talked about donating the paycheck from my first win to charity.”

“I remember growing up in Korea and first being introduced to the game. I just want to help the next generation of girls and my hope is that this donation helps bring more girls to golf that don’t have the means on their own.”

LPGA USGA Girls Golf does exactly the kind of good work you might guess from a glance at the name. The organization’s objective is introducing golf to girls between six and 17 years of age, and it reaches more than 70,000 participants each year.

Kim, 29, is having her best year on the Symetra Tour. She’s presently 15th in the Volvik Race for the Card.

How you do anything other than applaud and admire Kim’s generosity and root heartily for her to earn a spot on the LPGA Tour next year? Well played.

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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