Abraham Ancer, Cameron Champ, Charley Hoffman and Marc Leishman will participate in the Northern Trust Charity Challenge Wednesday at TPC Boston. And if you hear them cry “Wolf,” just know they are asking for help from Matthew Wolff.
The nine-hole televised event with a $300,000 purse will be at 2-4 p.m. Eastern.
The Charity Challenge will be played on the back nine at TPC Boston in the Wolf format, in which all four players will compete independently to earn money for organizations benefitting education and youth services in the Greater Boston area. The winning golfer receives $125,000 for his chosen charity, second place receives $75,000 and third and fourth earn $50,000.
In the Wolf format, the “Wolf” is the first player to tee off. The order the players will tee off is decided prior to the round, and the teeing order is rotated at each hole. After each player tees off, the “Wolf” decides whether to take that player as a teammate, wait for the next player to tee off and choose him or play as a “Lone Wolf” after all three have teed off and attempt to earn the lowest score on the hole.
The player who wins the hole earns one point, but a “Lone Wolf” earns up to five points for the lowest score. The “Lone Wolf” point determination is based on when they decided to play the hole without a teammate.
Wednesday’s charity event also will include two challenge holes for a bonus pool of $150,000: the par-4 12th for a longest-drive contest and the par-3 16th for a closest-to-the-pin contest. These bonus challenge holes benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Charity Challenge can be watched on PGA Tour Live, Golf Channel, GolfTV and the PGA Tour’s social channels.