Champion Golfers whose victories span 60 years of Open history will take part in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge at St Andrews on July 15.
Two of golf’s greatest players, Peter Thomson and Tom Watson, will celebrate historic milestones in their remarkable careers ahead of The Open.
Thomson will mark the 60th anniversary of his win in The Open at St Andrews in 1955 while Watson will be playing on the 40th anniversary of his debut in The Open in 1975 when he became Champion Golfer of the Year at Carnoustie.
Fans will be delighted to see three-time Champions Gary Player, Sir Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods playing in the event alongside the 1963 and 1969 Champions, Bob Charles and Tony Jacklin, and more recent winners such as Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington.
Among the other Champions set to play are Louis Oosthuizen, who won The Open in 2010, the last time it was played in St Andrews, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Paul Lawrie, Mark O’ Meara, Justin Leonard, John Daly and Sandy Lyle.
|Group 1 - 4.10pm
Tom Weiskopf (C)
|Group 5 - 4.54pm
Gary Player (C)
|Group 2 - 4.21pm
Sir Bob Charles (C)
|Group 6 - 5.05pm
Tony Jacklin (C)
Sir Nick Faldo
|Group 3 - 4.32pm
Tom Watson (C)
|Group 7 - 5.16pm
Arnold Palmer (C)
|Group 4 - 4.43pm
Peter Thomson (C)
The four-hole challenge on the Old Course will be contested by an array of players, who each share the distinction of having won The Open to become The Champion Golfer of the Year, and features some captivating groupings among the seven four-player teams taking part.
Players will compete on the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course for a prize of £100,000 which will be donated to a charity of their choice. The best individual score per team on each hole will count as the team score.
Seating in the grandstands around the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes is available to spectators on a first come, first served basis.
The challenge will be available to view around the world on TheOpen.com and through the official Open Apps.