The Mustache Open takes Movember a step further

Padraig Harrington
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Ireland's Padraig Harrington sports his impressive Movember mustache.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 9:30 a.m.

You may or may not be familiar with "Movember." During November each year, men take part in this movement where they cleanly shave their respective faces on Nov. 1, and then spend the rest of the month growing out a mustache (or "moustache" if you prefer) to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives.

Geoff Ogilvy, Johnson Wagner and Rickie Fowler have all taken part and three-time major champ Padraig Harrington is the latest golfer making the "misplaced eyebrow" famous.

Well, at least one group of golfers has taken this all a step further.

According to The Mustache Open website, "Clifton S. Waterbury III, also known as Mr. Mr. and Mr. Leisure, is the founder and President of The Mustache Open Enterprises. An American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and golfer. He is known for throwing the best mustache golf tournaments around the world."

In an effort to raise money for a number of charities, here is what The Mustache Open does:

"The Mustache Open is holding tournaments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This is your chance. Float like a butterfly, stache like Burt Reynolds. Register today to play in the world's greatest two man scramble ever. Each mustachioed competitor has a chance to showcase their skills and their stache to qualify for a free trip to Las Vegas to play in the Tournament of Champions. The winning two man team will be crowned The Mustache Open Champions and be presented with the coveted Mustache Open Leisure Robes. This is an opportunity unlike any other. It's bragging rights to your friends. It's a legacy you can pass along to your children's children's children. Win fame. Get the girl. Get the guy. Get the girl to get the guy to get you a sandwich. But first, get your mustache and swing in shape, because the competition is bound to get hairy."

The No. 1 rule of The Mustache Open? You must have a mustache.

And, their motto?

"Golfing with a mustache... It's just plain funner!"

To learn more about The Mustache Open, visit the website here.