Tate, Age 11

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and the PGA TOUR invite you to Play Yellow! You can make a difference for local children's hospitals while playing the game you love. Whether that's through a corporate partnership, a special fundraising event, or partaking in a Birdie Bash, your role in Play Yellow is a critical one. Join the program that has raised more than $100M for children's health through the game of golf since 2019 and donate today!

Play Yellow to Raise Unrestricted Funds Locally

Alongside Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and the PGA TOUR, Play Yellow helps to raise unrestricted funds for member hospitals of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Working with local courses, golf pros, celebrities, and pediatric ambassadors, children’s hospitals such as Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, MT, are harnessing the power of golf to fundraise and build awareness for their mission. Collectively, member hospitals have raised more than $100 million through Play Yellow, creating momentum to turn the love of golf into a nationwide movement to change kids’ health and change the future.

Birdie Bash
PGA of America Birdie Bash

PGA of America golf pros nationwide are teaming up for kids’ health in a fun “sprint” format. In this peer-to-peer fundraising model, golf pros pair up for 72 consecutive holes and raise money for each birdie they make that day. It’s a great day for a great cause, and it's hard to imagine a more ideal way to spend hours on the course! Reach out to bevans@cmnhospitals.org to learn more.

Play Yellow Ambassadors: Golf’s Top Athletes

From Peter Malnati to 2023 PGA TOUR card earner Chris Gotterup and more, the best players in the game of golf are rallying with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus to change kids’ health. Play Yellow proudly includes more than a dozen renowned golf leaders as ambassadors for national and local fundraising efforts that tie golf to good through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. What started with golf’s greatest – Jack and Barbara Nicklaus – is moving forward with the generous support of athletes who care about the future of kids.

Jack & Barbara's love for yellow

Craig Smith

Play Yellow traces its origins back to a young man and friend of the Nicklaus family, Craig Smith, who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, in 1968. This program is a tribute to Craig, who had a penchant for wearing a lucky yellow shirt to cheer on Jack when he was competing, and his remarkable friendship with golf’s greatest champion.

In partnership with

  • LPGA
  • Nicklaus Companies
  • Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation
  • PGA of America
  • PGA Tour
Jay Monahan

"The PGA TOUR is honored to join Jack and Barbara Nicklaus to Play Yellow. With your support, we can help patients at children’s hospitals across North America. For many years, the Nicklaus family has supported children’s hospitals in their home states of Ohio and Florida. Today, the PGA TOUR is excited to join them and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to engage the entire golf world in impacting even more lives with a unique, new initiative."

PGA TOUR Commissioner, Jay Monahan

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Look who's Playing Yellow

  • Michelle Wie & Johnnie West

    Michelle Wie & Johnnie West

  • Roger Clemens

    Roger Clemens

  • Rory Mcilroy

    Rory Mcilroy

  • Kevin Millar

    Kevin Millar

  • Kid Rock

    Kid Rock

  • Kira Kazantsev

    Kira Kazantsev

  • Marc Bulger

    Marc Bulger

  • Michael Collins

    Michael Collins

  • Michael Waltrip

    Michael Waltrip