Tiger Woods has always loved music. From rock and roll to hip-hop, jazz and soul, he has appreciated the artists who produce such wonderful sounds.
In 1998, Woods found a way to incorporate music into his life and raise money for underserved kids by creating Tiger Jam. For 12 years, he has hosted a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians like Sting, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Celine Dion, John Mellencamp, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Van Halen and No Doubt. The sold-out concerts have raised more than $12 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation and youth-driven charities.
The first Tiger Jam was held at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, Calif., and featured The Eagles, Babyface, Hootie and the Blowfish and comedian Jay Leno. Special guests included Kobe Bryant, Bill Maher, John Elway and Scott Hamilton.
In 1999, Tiger Jam II moved to the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where Woods welcomed Celine Dion along with Glenn Frey and Friends. Special guests included Bruce Willis, Charles Barkley and Kristi Yamaguchi.
Tiger Jam III was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in 2000, the first of 10 concerts at the venue. Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes and Seal electrified the crowd, while celebrities Joe Pesci, Wayne Gretzky, Carson Daly and Barry Sanders dropped by to offer their support.
In 2001, Tiger Jam IV featured Mellencamp and Third Eye Blind. Special guests included Samuel L. Jackson, Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson. The headliners at Tiger Jam V were Don Henley and Train, with special appearances by Michael Jordan, Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, Kevin James, Dylan McDermott, Dennis Miller, Gabrielle Reece and Erika Christensen.
In 2003, Bon Jovi and the Goo Goo Dolls rocked the Mandalay Events Center at Tiger Jam VI. Guests included Ray Romano, Marc Anthony and Lauren Holly.
Prince dazzled the audience at Tiger Jam VII. VIPs included Romano, James, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Alba, Melissa George, Marcus Allen, Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete.
The legendary Wonder and Counting Crows put on an unforgettable performance at Tiger Jam VIII. Special guests included Teri Hatcher, Conan O'Brien, Joss Stone, James and Jerry O'Connell. Sting dazzled in 2006 at Tiger Jam IX. Among the guests were Samuel L. Jackson, Hatcher, Stacy Kiebler, Drew Lachey and Phil Ivey.
In 2007, Bon Jovi and Daughtry jump-started the convention center at Tiger Jam X. Special guests included James, Will Ferrell, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Alonzo Mourning and Stuart Scott. The volume got even louder in 2008 at Tiger Jam XI with rock sensation Van Halen and Ryan Shaw. Jackson, Mourning, Hamilton, Yamaguchi, Tucker, Dwyane Wade, Andrew Firestone, Angie Harmon, Chris Harrison, Jason Seahorn and Jimmy Jam Harris headlined the VIPs.
In 2009, No Doubt, featuring Gwen Stefani, kicked off a world tour by performing at Tiger Jam XII. They were preceded by Paramore and The Sounds. Special guests included Mourning, Wade, Harris, Gabrielle Union, Steve Waugh, Ben Roethlisberger and MC Hammer.
Prior to each concert, live and silent auctions are held, featuring a variety of unique experiences and one-of-a-kind luxury items, ranging from sports memorabilia and trips to fine jewelry and resort getaways. Proceeds benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Orange County, Calif.