Tiger Woods Charity Tourney Returns to Las Vegas with Phil Hellmuth as Emcee

Phil Hellmuth is a champion on and off the felt. The WSOP bracelet record holder will help raise money for the TGR Foundation (a Tiger Woods charity) as the emcee of Tiger’s Poker Night, a charity poker tournament during Tiger Jam at MGM Grand in Las Vegas May 18.

Phil Hellmuth

Tiger Woods is coming to Las Vegas to play poker, and Phil Hellmuth could not be happier. (Picture: YouTube)

The poker tournament is just one of many activities hosted by golf legend Tiger Woods that weekend. A golf trip, cocktail party, and a personal concert are also on the 20th annual Tiger Jam schedule.

Hellmuth, along with Tiger, will be among many celebrities in attendance during Tiger Jam. The Poker Brat will do his part in encouraging guests to donate to Woods’s foundation, an organization that offers the support and tools required for underserved children to thrive in college.

TGR Foundation has the mission of providing underprivileged and underserved students resources to succeed in school and beyond. This includes bringing STEM curricula to certain schools and supporting teacher development programs. According to TGR’s website, 97 percent of the children they help who make it to school are first generation college students.

Biggest Stars in Poker and Entertainment

Tiger’s Poker Night is, perhaps, the most entertaining charity poker tournament of this year. The event brings out some A-list celebrities like Mark Cuban and Kid Rock, along with the likes of Daniel Negreanu and other poker greats.

Interested participants must purchase a “Poker Experience” package to find a seat in the World Poker Tour-sponsored tournament. Prices are not yet publicly available but you may go to TigerJam.com to get on the VIP list.

The “Poker Experience” package includes:

One Tiger’s Poker Night championship entryOne guest invite to the poker tournamentTwo invitations to the post-tournament auction and receptionTwo invitations to a personal Tiger Jam concertTwo invitations to a personal Tiger Jam post-VIP partyGift bundles for each guest

In past decades, the poker tournament has paid out present prizes to top finishers. Winner prizes haven’t been announced.

NorCal Buddies Chasing 15

Tiger Woods and Phil Hellmuth have more in common than you understand. Both northern California residents, these superstar friends are pursuing a 15th  major title.

Hellmuth already holds the WSOP bracelet album with 14, but he has not won since the $10,000 Razz Championship in 2015. Given his competitive nature, you just know the three-year wait to win a bracelet is killing him inside.

Similarly, Woods has faced a frustrating wait, ten decades, since he won his final and 14th  significant golf title, the 2008 U.S. Open.

A year ago, most golf experts predicted Tiger would not again compete at a high level. But that prediction was proven wrong just last weekend. Woods finished 2nd  in the Valspar Championship last weekend, his highest finish in a golf tournament since 2013.

Following his Valspar performance, a lot of those same experts have changed their tone on Woods’ future. Some have gone so far as to say he’ll be in contention in next month’s Masters, the first of four golf majors.

Which northern California superstar is going to be the first to win number 15? Since we are biased, we’ll go with the Poker Brat.

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