Don’t let the guitar fool you.
Singer Darius Rucker knows a thing or two when it comes to sports. And now the Grammy Award–winner has teamed up with the PGA Tour in order to benefit the lives of young people through the game of golf.
Rucker wrote and produced a custom song for the Tour titled “Together, Anything’s Possible.” All proceeds of the song downloads for one year will be donated to the PGA Tour Charities, Inc. Included in the list of charities is The First Tee, a program that aims to build character and instill life-enhancing vales in youth through the game of golf.
“[The PGA Tour] asked me to write a tune for the PGA Tour Charities and asked if I would write a song that had their motto, ‘Anything’s Possible,’ in it,” Rucker told BET.com on Wednesday.
Rucker was one of the celebrities on hand for the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM, sharing the spotlight with the likes of Oscar de la Hoya, Drew Brees, and Tony Romo.
An avid golfer when he’s not out on tour, the 44-year-old Rucker grew up before the Tiger Woods era. “I did play golf as a kid,” Rucker said. “I played until I was about 14. I think I would have played better and more seriously if there was a Tiger Woods when I was growing up.” Rucker and Woods would eventually meet and become close friends. And even though his musical career dates back to 1986, Rucker has yet to write a song that could sum up what Woods went through in his personal life during the past 18 months. “Oh goodness, no. I haven’t written that song yet,” he says. “That must have been pretty hard on him, I’m sure.”
But at the end of the day, Rucker is an artist at heart.
When asked if he would rather have a PGA Tour victory at Pebble Beach or snag a Grammy for Album of the Year, he responded lightning-quick: “Win the Grammy.”