Kinesh Pather Wins Tiger Woods Charity Poker Event In Las Vegas

Kinesh Pather Wins Tiger Woods Charity Poker Event In Las VegasTiger Woods may not be able to play much golf right now on account of a back injury which saw him miss the US Masters last month, but that hasn’t dampened his competitive spirit at all and last weekend the 38-year-old golfer competed at a poker tournament held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel casino in Las Vegas.
In fact, the event was part of an annual weekend-long charity fund raiser known as Tiger Jam, which raises money on behalf of the Tiger Woods Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the health, education, and welfare of all children across the USA.
The charity poker tournament was capped at 50 participants with players then shelling out $10,000 a piece to enter the exclusive event. Joining Tiger Woods in the poker tournament was a number of celebrities, including billionaire Mark Cuban, British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar, and American television host Chris Harrison. Of course the event would not have been complete without a number of poker legends to support the charity, as well as show off their talents, and so adding to the field was 13-times WSOP winner Phil Hellmuth, the godfather of poker Doyle Brunson, poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, poker’s all time money winner Antonio Esfandiari, and WPT presenters Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten.
By the time the final table had been reached, both Negreanu and Esfandiari were still in contention for the title, but the victory would eventually go to Kinesh Pather. However, the South African is no novice and since 2009 has competed at various poker tournaments across the globe, his biggest score to date coming in February this year after taking part in the WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg, and finishing the runner-up to Daniel Cates for $275,000.
Following the charity poker event, the gala night wrapped up with a performance by American pop rock band One Republic, who highlighted a concert on Saturday night.
Throughout Tiger Woods glittering charity event, the 14 times major golf championship winner was accompanied by his girlfriend Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, who, like Woods, is also undergoing rehabilitation, in her case following a right knee operation. Talking about her
recovery, the 29-year-old commented:
“Rehab is not a fun thing to do – it’s very monotonous and tedious and a lot of the same exercises over and over and over but its nice to have a partner to do it with.
As for Tiger, he said he is hoping to return to professional competition by this summer, before adding, “I’m just practicing and strengthening, and trying to get hurry.”

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