The US Ryder Cup team have nominated charities to receive $2.6million in donations courtesy of the PGA of America.

Since the inception of the Ryder Cup Outreach Program in 1999, $13million has been donated.

Both captain Azinger and his 12 players have nominated a charity of their choice to receive $100,000, while giving $90,000 to the college/university of the choice.

$10,000 is donated on behalf of team member to the Folds of Honour Foundation supporting scholarships for families of veterans who either perished or were wounded in the line of duty while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Paul Azinger said: “This is the chance to give back to the game of golf by supporting charitable organisations, to the college or university of one’s choice through the Play Golf America University program and to the Folds of Honour Foundation, where we can support the families of those who gave so much for our country.”

Over the course of the past five Ryder Cups, a total of 130 player designated charities and 38 colleges and universities have benefited from the funding program.