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The 150th Open

The R&A Celebration of Champions


Full groups and tee times confirmed

The R&A Celebration of Champions

The full field for The R&A Celebration of Champions has been revealed, with 10 groups and 40 golfers set to take part at St Andrews today. 

A star-studded field of Champion Golfers, women’s Major Champions, male and female amateur champions, and golfers with disability champions compete over the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes of the famous Old Course in celebration of the historic playing of golf’s original Championship. 

25 Champion Golfers are set to take part, including the likes of Tom Watson, Gary Player and Sir Nick Faldo, while last year’s winner Collin Morikawa is set to hit the first shot at 3.02pm. 

Morikawa will be quickly followed by 2017 Champion Golfer Jordan Spieth in Group 2, who will tee off with fellow Champion Golfers Mark Calcavecchia and Ian Baker-Finch, as well as Juan Postigo Arce – who sits in third spot on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability. 

There is an Irish flavour to Group 4, which sees Champion Golfers Darren Clarke and Shane Lowry play alongside 1986 Women’s British Open champion Dame Laura Davies and Jack Bigham, who won R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship last August. 

Group 5 will attract plenty of attention, with the two oldest players in the field – 86-year-olds Gary Player and Sir Bob Charles – teeing off, alongside fellow Champion Golfer Sandy Lyle and paragolfer Monique Kalkman. 

Five-time Champion Golfer Tom Watson is out at 4.31pm and will play alongside Stewart Cink, who so memorably beat him in a play-off at Turnberry in 2009, while four St Andrews Champion Golfers – Sir Nick Faldo, Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and John Daly - are out 4.43pm. 

Finishing with a flourish, the last group sees Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Georgia Hall and Lee Trevino tee off. 

Golfers will play in teams of four with the best two scores out of four counting on each hole. The team with the lowest total over the four holes will be declared the winners. 

The R&A Celebration of Champions will be broadcast live from St Andrews to millions of fans around the world on TV. It will also be available to view digitally on and The Open’s YouTube channel, while fans can also follow the action via The Open Radio, The Open App and The Open’s various social channels. 

The full draw can be found here