It’s unclear when Tiger Woods will play his next PGA Tour tournament, but he’s already got a match on the books later this summer.
Woods will join Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and a host of British Open legends in the Champion Golfers Challenge, a four-hole team-based exhibition at St. Andrews before the season’s third major kicks off at the Old Course on July 16.
Also in attendance will be Tom Watson and Peter Thomson, each proud owners of five Claret Jugs. Watson will be celebrating his 40th anniversary of his Open debut and first major victory, while the date marks the 60th anniversary of Thomson’s win at the 1955 British Open held at St. Andrews.
Scheduled to be joining them will be British Open champions Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Tony Jacklin, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, John Daly, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Paul Lawrie, Mark O’Meara, Justin Leonard, Sandy Lyle and Bob Charles.
“We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration of the rich heritage of The Open at the Champion Golfers’ Challenge in St Andrews,” Chief Executive of the R&A Peter Dawson said. “As golf fans, we all have cherished memories of watching these great players competing over the years and the excitement of seeing such inspirational competitors winning The Open.”
The event will be held on the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes at St. Andrews, and the low individual score for each group will count as the team score. The winning team will receive £50,000 to a charity of their choice.