Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 Open Awards $1,000,000 to Charity

(SAN MARTIN, Calif.) – Open Tournament Chairperson and Fry’s Electronics Executive Vice President, Kathy Kolder announced that the 2012 Open, an official event on the PGA TOUR, awarded $1,000,000 from tournament proceeds to a number of designated charities. The tournament has awarded more than $5 million to charity since the tournament's inception in 2006.

“The 2012 Open was a success and we’re pleased knowing tournament proceeds will benefit the lives of others,” Kolder said. “My heartfelt thanks goes out to our Silicon Valley community and the over 1,100 dedicated volunteers for their unwavering support.”

The Open’s primary beneficiary is The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), a Palo Alto, CA based organization whose goal is to expand the knowledge of mathematics worldwide through workshops, collaborative research, and the preservation of historic mathematics documents. Other key beneficiaries include The First Tee of Silicon Valley, Northern California Golf Association Foundation, American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Bonnie J. Adarrio Lung Cancer Foundation and multiple additional community charities.

PGA TOUR rookie, Jonas Blixt, of Sweden made par on the 72nd hole to secure his first TOUR title and the $900,000 winner's check, with a one-shot victory over Tim Petrovic and Jason Kokrak.  

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