Tiger Woods Honors Military at Golf Tournament

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Jessica Simpson sings the national anthem with a backdrop of a joint color guard to kick off the opening ceremony of the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., July 1, 2009. Tiger Woods will honor American soldiers during the tournament.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team performs during the opening ceremony of the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., July 1, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ramon Padilla, left, Tiger Woods, center, and U.S. Army Maj.  Ken Dwyer hit the ceremonial first shot at the opening ceremony of the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., July 1, 2009.  Dwyer is wounded warrior assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. Padilla, also a wounded warrior, is assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Barrett putts for Tiger Woods during the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., July 1, 2009.  Barrett was one of 26 servicemembers who served as caddies for golfers at the Pro-am tournament. Barrett, wounded in Iraq, is a drill instructor assigned to the Pentagon. Barrett spent 553 days in rehab and recovery after being wounded by an improvised exposive device. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • Cathy Nauta, a 19-year active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serves as an honorary caddie during the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., July 1, 2009.  Nauta was among 26 U.S. servicemembers honored by Tiger Woods during the tournament.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • Tony Romo, left, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and Tiger Woods put together a care package during the Earl Woods Pro-am golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club in  Bethesda, Md., that will be sent to troops in Iraq, July 1, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo