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Meet Our Play Yellow Ambassadors

They’re all about golf. But since joining the Play Yellow movement, they now play the game they love and raise the critical funds Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals need. Meet the Play Yellow Ambassadors.

Our ambassadors are professional golfers who understand that children’s hospital rely on donations to treat 10 million kids each year. They work hard to spread awareness of our cause while raising funds for their local CMN Hospital. Get to know each ambassador below!

John Senden

The connection to CMN Hospitals is personal for John Senden, a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. His 13-year-old son, Jacob, started to have debilitating headaches. John rushed him to to Children’s Medical Center in Texas, where doctors found a brain tumor. Jacob went through six months of chemotherapy treatments, which successfully stopped the tumor from growing. Learn more about John’s support of Play Yellow here.

Kira K. Dixon

Kira K. Dixon is a reporter for Golf Channel. She has been a golfer her whole life and has played in numerous Pro-Ams. But she also holds a distinct honor none of her fellow ambassadors can claim. In 2015, she was crowned Miss America, a role that included support of CMN Hospitals. Following her time as Miss America, Kira worked for CMN Hospitals before moving over to Golf Channel. Learn more about Kira here by following her on Instagram.

Bo Hoag

Bo Hoag is also a PGA Tour member with close ties to Jack Nicklaus, who along with his wife Barbara, helped start Play Yellow. Bo’s grandfather, Bob Hoag was a playing companion of Jack Nicklaus and helped Jack create Muirfield Village. Learn more about Bo here.

Peter Malnati

Peter Malati is the most recent addition to the Play Yellow ambassador team. As a member of the PGA Tour, Peter has visited his local member hospital, Children’s of Mississippi, many times. He is excited to represent the cause of children’s hospitals more broadly as an ambassador. Learn more about Peter here.

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson is known for his signature pink driver. But shortly before the start of the 2021 Memorial Tournament, he donated a special version of his driver with a yellow shaft and pink head in honor of Play Yellow. Learn more about Bubba here.

Will McGirt

Another PGA Tour member, Will was the first Play Yellow ambassador. In fact, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus helped announce his ambassadorship at a PGA Tour event. Watch the video here.

Will Gordon

Will Gordon was an early Play Yellow ambassador. In June 2021, Will hosted a virtual tournament for Play Yellow and Turner’s Heroes in an effort to win the battle against pediatric cancer. He’s also been known to carry golf towels designed by hospital patients. Learn more here.