Now here's something a little different...
On Oct. 7, caddies of the U.S. Presidents Cup Team sported San Francisco Giants jerseys in honor of the host city. After the competition, those jerseys became something a little more special.
Each jersey is now autographed by the entire U.S. Team, including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and displays the number of a famed Giants player just below the name of the golfer. Woods' caddie donned No. 24, the same number Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays wore as a Giants player, with "WOODS" stitched across the top.
In the charitable tradition of the PGA TOUR and Major League Baseball, it was announced that the jerseys would be auctioned off to benefit two San Francisco area charities. The auction will run for two and a half weeks and benefits the Junior Giants Program and The First Tee of San Francisco -- which share same core values in providing character development for youth through sports.
Junior Giants is the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund and The First Tee, of which the PGA TOUR is a Founding Partner, provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values through golf and character education.
Fourteen jerseys will be featured on jrgiants.org and will include autographs from the following members of the U.S. Team:
• Tiger Woods
• Phil Mickelson
• Fred Couples (Captain)
• Jay Haas (Captain's Assistant)
• Steve Stricker
• Kenny Perry
• Zach Johnson
• Stewart Cink
• Sean O'Hair
• Jim Furyk
• Anthony Kim
• Justin Leonard
• Lucas Glover
• Hunter Mahan