The Memorial Tournament weekend kicks off with annual Pro-Am

Tiger Woods at the Memorial Tournament Pro-Am{ }(WSYX/WTTE)

The Memorial Tournament won't officially start until Thursday, but dozens of pros and celebrities were seen on the course Wednesday for the annual Pro-Am.

One of the most notable groups is Tiger Woods, along with Peter Doyle, Francis Johnson and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

Central Ohio's own Jason Day teed off with other locals; Joe Greenwood of Delaware, Nate Thompson of New Albany and Joe Sprague of Worthington.

Along with the golf, the Pro-Am aims to benefit children at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Eight Patient Champions and their families received a full morning of VIP experiences.

"The Patient Champions will receive personalized caddie bibs to wear on the golf course and will enjoy behind-the-scenes activities, including meet-and-greets on the 1st and 10th hole tee boxes with former NFL quarterback and Nationwide spokesperson Peyton Manning and PGA TOUR players participating in the Pro-Am," said tournament organizers in a release.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to cover all of the Memorial Tournament action this weekend.