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So if you're planning on golfing this weekend there's a great way.
You can help the families of our troops this second UT off because patriot golf day at PGA courses.
Across the country were talking about 4000 plus courses here to tell you how you can help our -- Jack Nicklaus and founder of the folds of honor foundation major Dan -- great to see you -- this morning.
Thank you then thanks a great data being an American.
Major Rooney tell us a little bit of balance.
This weekend and why it is so important to our troops and their fans.
Well -- when you entered you said that if you're playing golf this weekend I think I speak for mr.
Nicklaus and say you need to play golf as we -- because your country -- you yes will have over 4500.
Golf courses participating.
And the fifth patriot golf day and it's an opportunity for.
The 99% of us that are free courtesy of that 1%.
Who serve to go out and make a small donation and and make a very big difference.
It helps it provides scholarships for the children of our military members Jack Nicklaus it's an honor to have you on the program this morning tell me what brought your attention.
To this event.
Well measured and really brought my attention in this event not.
I'm really privileged and honored to be here as part of asking golfers to support patriot golf day you know it's it's really need -- another.
Had a great opportunity to see a lot of are our -- our.
Our soldiers and -- come back from -- All the wars and seeing what's happened to him and seen how how golf is meant so much to their life.
And rehabilitation and it's really kind of -- and it's.
I'm just proud to be here.
And major -- tell people what they can do to help out and it's not difficult.
No it's not if you visit patriot golf day dot com as we said thousands -- golf courses across America participating.
This weekend and you need to get out and and play golf make a small donation last year we raised almost four million dollars.
Over -- this patriot golf weekend.
Running all the way through Labor Day Monday.
And as you mention those those funds go for word to have to fund scholarships for spouses and kids.
We've had somebody either killed or disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan and that today we have about a million.
Folks at -- in that category with greater than 87% not qualifying for federal education assistance and I think it speaks to the cause that we -- have somebody like the legendary mr.
Come out today on behalf of patriot golf day in the PGA of America and the US GA.
Two two this encourage people to support.
Yeah Jack regardless of where over 3500 kids might have this fantastic that's fantastic and you Jack helped design a nine hole golf course for our wounded veterans and Washington State -- -- that is.
Going a long way to help our wounded veterans jacket got asked a little golf this morning.
Everyone always talking about Tiger Woods' pursuit of your major record of eighteen this past week.
Padraig Harrington even got to be able to talk about Rory McIlroy -- pursuit of your record.
Tiger looks like he's back in the game he was 64 on Friday he looks like he's back can he catch your record of eighteen majors.
Paul I think he probably will that that you know he still has to do it -- -- I don't think that's what's important this weekend frankly I think you know I don't play a lot of golf -- probably even get out this weekend for that sounds good.
And major -- and I think -- you've got all the husband's in this country off the hook right because you go home.
And is simply tell your wife I've got to do my patriotic duty Haniyeh I don't want to golf.
But I have to do this for the troops right in that I explained it.
Yeah we we've we've laughed a few times -- we issued the biggest haul pass in the history of this country.
I'll play like six rounds of golf this week in and my wife just gives me a hug and a kiss every time I go out the door.
So it's it's a great thing no yard work allowed your country needs you on the golf course this weekend.
And Jack got real quickly as we wrap this up how humbled are you when you meet some of these troops.
And you just realize how lucky we are to have them doing what they're doing so people.
Like Tiger Woods and like Rory McIlroy can do things like play golf for a living.
Well when I first went out to American lakes which is out and come worsen if anybody's interest in helping with that.
It's veterans golf dot org they can make and I'll find out more information about American lakes or donate if they wish.
And the first time I went out there I'll never get my first cousin I was telling Jim Martin's and who who had a lost both legs in an -- in Vietnam.
In this -- took up golf.
After about twenty years later and watch him and the enthusiasm and excitement and other fellas I was out there hitting a seven iron and we had one of the -- came out.
And he had he had one -- -- launched in Iraq.
And he started seven has hit -- twenty yards but by by around -- my seven -- man.
I said this guy shut and outside these guys it was still impressive to see the rehabilitation how I brought them back into the world in -- -- life it was just something that.
I had to get involved and.
It's amazing Jack I've seen some video of major -- playing with an amputee who would kick my butt all over the golf course -- -- it was humbling and see what they're doing we're glad that you are involved in this project Jack Nicklaus.
Argue with the greatest golfer of all time things are being -- major Dan Rooney always a pleasure.
We remind you folks the website is linked to our web site to go to FOX & Friends dot com click on the weekend section we'll tell you how you can help -- husbands.
You're off the hook the biggest -- pass.
Of all time the major just told you don't think you --
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