Putts4Charity reaches milestone at the Madrid Masters

The Genworth Putts4Charity campaign reached a new milestone last Friday, announcing that it had raised €500.000 for charities across Europe.

Putts4Charity helps raise funds for good causes by challenging the general public to make a successful “one putt” on specially constructed greens at various stops along The European Tour. For each successful one putt made at the Madrid Masters, the Genworth Foundation makes a €1 donation to charity. Similarly, every one putt made by professionals competing in the tournament will raise €2, helping to boost the total even further.

This exclusive web video shows top golfing professionals including Sergio Garcia and Gonzalo Fernandez Castano performing big money putts and talking about the great cause that will benefit from this year’s funding, the SOS Children’s Villages.

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Rory McIlroy comes fourth in Madrid Open

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy finished fourth today with a final round of 70 in the Madrid Open.

The 18-year-old from Northern Ireland finished on 11 under par in only his third event as a professional, and was hoping to become the youngest winner in European Tour history to win an Open.

McIlroy played some sublime golf and is definitely destined for bigger things in the not too distant future. McIlroy can still become the youngest European Open winner when he competes in the Portugal Masters.