Chevron's Eagles For Education

July 5, 2012

Chevron and the USGA have teamed up for a special charitable initiative that donates $10,000 for every eagle made at the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open to Eagles for Education®.

This initiative helps fund golf-related science, technology, engineering and math-enriched educational programs, with a total annual minimum commitment of $500,000.

At last month’s U.S. Open, a total of 24 eagles and one double eagle were recorded for a total donation of $260,000. The double eagle by Nick Watney was worth $20,000.

The U.S. Women’s Open, which concluded on Sunday, featured 10 eagles, including three in the final round. That brought the year's total contribution to $360,000.

Eagles for Education is part of Chevron’s broad support as an official partner of the USGA, where the two organizations will work together to student-friendly content and unique experiences that showcase the science behind golf to drive interest in STEM education, while introducing young people to many of the fundamental elements of the game.

A list of the eagles recorded in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open:

Doris Chen (par-4 11th hole, round 1)
Jinyoung Pak (par-5 10th hole, round 1)
Vicky Hurst (par-5 second hole, round 2)
Christina Kim (par-5 10th hole, round 2)
Amy Yang (par-5 10th hole, round 2)
Carlota Ciganda (par-5 second hole, round 3)
Paula Creamer (par-4 fifth hole, round 3)
Yani Tseng (par-5 second hole, round 4)
Jennifer Song (par-4 11th hole, round 4)

Sun Young Yoo (par-5 seventh hole, round 4)

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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