St. Andrews' Champions Challenge set
Tiger Woods will be joined by Nick Faldo and Mark Calcavecchia and captained by five-time champion Peter Thomson in the Champions Challenge competition next week at St. Andrews on the eve of the 150th anniversary Open Championship.
The competition will pit groups of three or four players who will play the first, second, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course in a best-ball format on July 14.
Thomson, 80, who will not play due to health reasons, was the only player in the 20th century to win the Open three straight times. He won at St. Andrews in 1955.
Other captains are Gary Player, Bob Charles, Lee Trevino, and Tom Weiskopf. Among other past champions participating are Greg Norman, Tom Watson, John Daly and Padraig Harrington. The event will be televised live by ESPN.
The winning team will receive approximately $75,000 to donate to charity.
Here are the teams and tee times:
(Captains in bold)
3:40 p.m. (10:40 a.m. ET)
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Bob Harig is the golf writer for ESPN.com.
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2010 champion: Louis Oosthuizen
Course: St. Andrews, Old Course
Where: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
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