Sergio Garcia will donate to Hurricane Harvey relief for every birdie or eagle he records

For the remainder of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, we are all supporting Sergio Garcia to go low.

The 2017 Masters champion announced on Twitter Tuesday, that he plans to donate $2,000 for every birdie and $5,000 for every eagle he cards to help those affected by the recent flood in Texas. This charity drive will expand throughout the remainder of the PGA Tour playoffs, which includes three events.

The tragedy has affected the Garcia family closely, as Sergio’s wife Angela is from Texas and the couple was married there this summer.

Two of the events Garcia will play until season’s end – the BMW and Tour Championship – are no-cut events, guaranteeing him 10 rounds of golf assuming he owns the necessary FedEx Cup points to advance. If he makes the cut at this week’s Dell Technologies Championship, that’s 12 rounds which could help raise about $100,000 if he continues at his pace of making 3.5 birdies per rounds.

Hurricane Harvey has been considered a once in a 500-year flood, producing the most rainfall since the 1978 Tropical Storm Amelia. FEMA director Brock Long called the natural disaster the worst in Texas history, causing billions of dollars in damage that will take years to recover from.

Among the areas covered in water is the Golf Club of Houston, which hosts the PGA’s Shell Houston Open. In addition, the Houston area contains roughly 150 golf courses which have been impacted by the storm.

Authorities say there are at least 16 confirmed deaths from the flood, and rescues continue to help Houston natives across the area. About 40 inches of rain has been estimated thus far, and that number could rise to 50 by Wednesday night. President Donald Trump traveled to Texas Tuesday morning to speak and offer condolences after signing a federal disaster proclamation over the weekend.

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