Palmer, Nicklaus and Player together again
Insperity Championship patrons will have a rare and perhaps final opportunity to see Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino compete in a special competition on Saturday May 5 at the Champions Tour event at The Woodlands in Texas.
The tournament has created a ‘Greats of Golf’ competition that will include the ‘Big Four‘ along with Don January, Miller Barber, Gene Littler, Dave Stockton and Australia’s David Graham.
This powerful and entertaining group of the game’s greatest players will tee off following the last tee time of the official tournament, playing in threesomes over an 18-hole scramble format.
“We wanted to do something special for the fans this year and when these gentlemen agreed to participate in this relaxed but competitive format, we were ecstatic and so were the players,” said Executive Director Bryan Naugle.
“This is an incredible opportunity that perhaps will never be matched again.”
This group includes five World Golf Hall of Fame members, has a combined total of 256 PGA TOUR victories, 46 major championship titles and 141 Champions Tour wins.
In the tournament proper, Brad Faxon will look to defend the title that he won by a stroke from Tommy Armour III in an event that was curtailed to 36 holes by a rain in 2011.
Peter Senior is the lone Australian in the field and will be looking for his elusive breakthrough victory on the Champions Tour after finishing in a tie for 8th at The Woodlands last year.