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Nike Golf Canada

June 26, 2009 18:58 ET

Tiger Woods' Visit to Canada for Nike Golf Invitational Raises Money for Charity

TSN to broadcast highlights on Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. EDT

WALLACE, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Tiger Woods said he had a "blast" at a fundraising event Friday at Fox Harb'r Golf Resort and Spa that included an exhibition with his swing coach Hank Haney and NBA legend Charles Barkley.

Woods, Haney and Barkley shared many laughs and barbs during a morning nine-hole exhibition match at the Fox Harb'r resort that was part of the Nike Golf Invitational event that raised funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and Canadian junior golf.

"I've never been to this part of Canada before. It's really beautiful," Woods said. "The event was great, and it was really fun to play with my friends Hank and Charles. We don't get a chance to play with each other very often.

"I'm also thankful that we were able to raise a lot of money for my foundation and for Canadian junior golf," said the world's No. 1 golfer.

The event was attended by about 100 invited guests of Nike Golf Canada at the spectacular Fox Harb'r Resort created by Ron Joyce, founder of the Tim Hortons chain of about 3,450 restaurants in Canada and the United States.

"We were thrilled to host Tiger Woods at Fox Harb'r for this important fundraising event and to welcome him to Atlantic Canada," Joyce said. "The Nike Golf Invitational is a milestone event for Fox Harb'r to host the No. 1 player in the world and raise significant funds for the important work done by the Tiger Woods Foundation and for developing junior golf in Canada.

A special broadcast of the Nike Golf Invitational will air on TSN on Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. EDT that will include exclusive interviews with Woods, Haney and Barkley.

"We are grateful to have had the opportunity to provide an intimate setting for our partners to interact with Tiger Woods and to showcase spectacular Fox Harb'r and raise significant funds for young people," said Vitalis Gomes, Director of Marketing for Nike Golf Canada.

One of only four 5-star resorts in Canada, Fox Harb'r Golf Resort and Spa features the award-winning Graham Cooke-designed championship course as well as a sporting lodge, a luxury spa and wellness centre, a private 4885 ft. airstrip, marina, a private gated community and much more. For more information, visit www.foxharbr.com.

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