VIDEO: Garcia, Johnson take on the River Thames for a good cause
July 24, 2012
London-- Fresh off the Open Championship, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia participated in a closest to the pin challenge on the River Thames in London on Monday, July 23 to celebrate golf's return to the Summer Olympic Games in 2016 and to benefit The Foundation of International Inspiration.
The duo teed up golf balls alongside TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO Mark King on a barge on the River Thames and hit shots to a floating green, beneath the Games’ iconic rings that hung from theTowerBridge.
AdidasUKpartnered with The Foundation of International Inspiration on the event and pledged £1,200 ($1,862) each time a player hit the floating green. Garcia and Johnson hit the green three times each, while TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO King hit the green twice for a total of £9,600 ($14,901) raised for organization, which uses the power of sport to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities, in schools and communities across the world.
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