Tiger, Phil and the WPT team up in Las Vegas

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Beginning this Friday, Tiger Woods, Phil Hellmuth and Kid Rock team up in Las Vegas for Tiger Jam two days of golf, poker and music events to benefit the Tiger Foundation's college access programs. The second annual event, includes world class golf, fancy cuisine events, exclusive VIP experiences, the charity poker event and of course high stakes poker action on the side. This year's charity tournament will be emceed by 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and hosted by Tiger himself. The event is likely to award a round of golf with Tiger Woods in an upcoming pro-am event on the PGA!

Last year, Doyle Brunson won the inaugural event after defeating Hellmuth in heads-up play:

Doyle BrunsonTiger Woods was a great host. Part of my prize was a putting lesson from Tiger. I told him I would give him a lesson.. Lol

Canadians in Las Vegas: Interested in playing alongside Hall of Famers Doyle Brunson and Mike Sexton for your chance to play golf with Tiger at an upcoming pro-am? Contact David.Gitter@WPT.com for more information. The poker events will be covered by WPT cameras for inclusion in an upcoming WPT on FSN episode.

On Saturday the 18th, Kid Rock and LA rock band Lifehouse perform for Tiger and friends at the 15th annual Tiger Jam Party at Mandalay Bay's Moorea Beach Club. Concert tickets and a full schedule of Tiger Jam events can be found at the Tiger Jam Website.

Tiger Woods playing poker. Image courtesy of The Sun.
Tiger Woods playing poker. Image courtesy of The Sun.

Here’s some background info about Tiger Jam, the Tiger Woods Foundation and their ongoing programs:

"Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $14 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard. For more information visit www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org."

*Lead photo courtesy of rakeback.com.

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