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PGA Pro Launches 'Birdies for Boston'

In the aftermath of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, professional golfer James Driscoll sought a way to help his hometown.

The result was "Birdies for Boston," a fundraising effort for The One Fund Boston, a charity founded the day after the tragedy by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

On CNBC's "Fast Money," Driscoll said that he would donate $1,000 for every birdie he makes in two weeks. (Scoring a 1-under-par in any golf hole is called a birdie.)

So far, Driscoll has scored nine as of last week, which will count toward his total. "Hopefully, I can make about 20 this week," he added.

The PGA pro said that reaction has been positive.

"It's been great," he added. "It's gained a lot of traction among the tour players and a lot of my friends. And a lot of other people out there have gotten involved."

"Fast Money" contributor Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital has pledged to match Driscoll's contribution.

Driscoll's next PGA appearance will take place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday through Sunday in Avondale, La.

For more information, visit together.pgatour.com.



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