PGA golfer Graham DeLaet in Saskatoon for charity golf tournament

Professional golfer Graham DeLaet is hitting the green to try and earn some green for local charities.

Event to raise money for Children’s Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House

Graham DeLaet is in Saskatoon today for the Graham Slam fundraising event at Riverside Country Club. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Professional golfer Graham DeLaet is hitting the green to try and earn some green for local charities.

DeLaet was in Saskatoon on Thursday for the 2015 Graham Slam Charity Golf Tournament. 

The second annual event, held at Riverside Country Club, is in support of The Children's Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House in Saskatchewan. 

"It's always good to be home," DeLaet said. "It's a nice relaxing atmosphere and we're super excited about our second Graham Slam here and being able to raise some good money."

According to his website, the event raised almost $400,000 last year. 

The professional golfer was raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. 

"I can come back here and just decompress a little bit and play golf yesterday with my dad and a couple buddies," DeLaet said. "We got this here today — have a nice fun round with the boys again tomorrow then on a jet and off to the Open championships to play with the real players, I guess."

DeLaet will now travel to Scotland to compete in the The Open — also known as the British Open — hoping to capture his first major title. The Open starts on July 16.


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