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Make Your Reservations Now, Tiger Is Competing In A Skins Game To Benefit Native American Children

tiger-notahTiger Woods has agreed to appear at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort to appear in close friend (and former college roommate) Notah Begay III’s charity skins game in August.

Notah Begay III, Woods’ college roommate at Stanford and the only full-blooded Native American on the PGA Tour, says that Woods, Mike Weir, and Camilo Villegas would compete Aug. 24 at the resort’s Atunyote (uh-DUNE’-yote) Golf Club course, which also hosts the Turning Stone Resort Championship on the tour.

The purse for the tournament is $500K and proceeds benefit the Notah Begay III Foundation, “which seeks to reduce diabetes and obesity among Native American youth.”

Unfortunately, due to security concrerns, only 3,000 tickets will be made available, more than likely leading to a lot of reactions like this:

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Don’t worry, I’m sure somebody will be scalping tickets.

God, I’m a schmuck. Iron Eyes Cody, the man made famous for portraying the crying Native American is of Italian descent, for crying out loud. Not only that, I’m a total Seinfeld reference hack to boot.

You know, to make up for it and to honor Native American culture, I’ll watch Vision Quest tonight.

That movie is about Native Americans, right? I certainly hope so – I used the movie for my “Doing Away With Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes” roundtable discussion last night and I left before the film began. Meh, I’m sure everything went swimmingly.

Tiger will play in Native American charity game [Yahoo!/AP]