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Seven years ago, Alex McIntosh made a phone call. He wasnt even sure who, or what, he was calling. He just knew he needed to do something.His son, U.S. Army Cpl. Scott McIntosh, was killed in combat the previous year. Serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, Scott and four other soldiers were the victims of a suicide bomber. He was 26 years old.He was a good kid, had a great heart, his father remembers. Everybody liked Scott. He was one of those people everyone gravitated toward. Nothing ever got him down.When they received the news, Scotts family was understandably devastated. They grieved; they mourned. McIntosh says it took six months before he even felt like living again.Then he decided to do something in Scotts memory.So he made that phone call.A golfing buddy had told McIntosh about an upstart charitable foundation called Folds of Honor. McIntosh didnt know anything about it. Didnt know it assisted families of veterans who were severely wounded or fallen. Didnt know there was an element connected to the game of golf.On the other end of the line was Maj. Ed Pulido, a wounded veteran himself who helped run the foundation launched by Maj. Dan Rooney just two years earlier. McIntosh explained that he wanted to raise money in his sons honor, maybe $10,000 or so that could aid their cause.Within a month, he hosted the inaugural Scott A. McIntosh Memorial Tournament. Donations nearly quadrupled McIntoshs initial idea.Since then, the event has grown massively. Theres a gala the night before the tournament with special guest speakers. A few hundred people attend, and its always sold out.The next morning, theres a ceremony on the driving range. American flags are placed in the ground to honor local soldiers killed in combat during the past year. There are shrines to each of them, lined with dog tags and combat boots. The ceremony concludes with a 21-shot salute to these fallen heroes -- 21 tee shots struck on the range to remember them, followed by the playing of Taps.I dont want people to come to the tournament and just play golf and eat a meal and drink beer, McIntosh explains. When they come to this event, from the moment they walk on property, they are bombarded with emotion and patriotism. I want them to have an emotional connection to the whole experience. The tears flow at our event. If theyre not crying, then were not making the connection that we want to.This week, just days before Veterans Day, they held the eighth edition of the tournament at Houstons famed Champions Golf Club, not far from the familys home.It raised $460,000.Thats just unprecedented for a grassroots event, Pulido says of what has become the countrys largest fundraising golf tournament. Its also one of our most moving events, because it puts the focus on the financial and emotional toll that a family embarks upon when a tragedy of this magnitude takes place.To date, the Scott A. McIntosh Memorial Tournament has generated more than $2.25 million in donations. The funds raised have contributed to more than 12,000 scholarships offered to spouses and children of severely wounded or fallen military service members by Folds of Honor since its inception, covering all 50 states.Just as important, the event has given the McIntosh family a way to honor Scott each year by maintaining the legacy of a soldier killed in combat.Its like ripping the Band-Aid off each year, his father says, but its also therapeutic.It all started with that phone call. The one he made still not knowing what to do, but knowing he needed to do something.I had a sense of panic when my son was killed that nobody would remember him, nobody would care about Scott McIntosh in a few years, McIntosh remembers. 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We had a very good day, Vettel said, adding he expects better times from Hamilton in Saturday qualifying. I think he has more in the pocket, so tomorrow we need to be realistic.Hamilton trails teammate Nico Rosberg by 26 points in the championship standings heading into the final three races of the season and likely needs to win to keep the pressure on. Rosberg was 0.435 seconds behind Hamilton in third on Friday.All the drivers are contending with cool temperatures, high altitude and an evolving track, which they expect will have more grip after its debut last season.On one early lap, Rosberg had a tire lockup near the end of the long straight, driving through the first turn and onto the grass before straightening out. 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