The Notah Begay Foundation Challenge returns to the Turning Stone. Tiger Woods had to drop out, but the hope is that the cause the foundation is built around is what brings fans to the course. Our Andrew Sorensen has more.
ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- "What a talent. America's got talent, that's KJ," said Henrik Stenson.
Players jibed KJ Choi for his karaoke performance Tuesday night. Choi took the fun with a smile, but stayed focused on the driving reason he's here.
Choi said, "The foundation is children's charity (sic). So I'm so happy to give to every some helping."
Stenson said, "It's all for the cause. It's an important cause that we're here for."
Over six years here at Atunyote, the challenge has raised over $4 million for that cause.
"American Indian children are at risk more than any other racial or ethnic group for obesity and Type II diabetes. And that's what this event is really all about," said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative.
So droves of spectators bring their money and a worldwide field of golfers, from American Rickie Fowler, to Korean KJ Choi, to Englishman Lee Westwood, lend their talents.
Westwood said, "Obviously, we're fortunate and as golfers, we get to get up in the morning and do something that we love. It's important to give back wherever you can. Notah's got a great thing going on here. And it's nice to see him very successful with his charity."