It takes hundreds of volunteers and thousands of hours of support to ensure the success of the TOUR Championship. The 2017 TOUR Championship made contributions over $2.5 million to charities, which primarily benefit the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee. Since 1998, the TOUR Championship has donated over $26 million to charity, both locally and nationwide. It is with our volunteer support and effort that we are able to give so much back to charity, the heart of the PGA TOUR.
We always hear favorable comments from the players and guests that we have the most friendly and helpful volunteers of any golf tournament on TOUR. We are lucky to have so many wonderful people that give their time and energy to the tournament. East Lake Golf Club and the PGA TOUR sincerely appreciate all of the time and effort contributed by the volunteers.