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New Icons Series to tee off at Liberty National

8.44am 19th April 2022 - People

Icons Series, a new concept in sporting entertainment, is to stage its first US event at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, from June 30-July 1.

Bringing together stars of the sporting world, the competition will feature a 9-hole team matchplay tournament. Team USA, captained by Fred Couples, will battle Team Rest of the World, led by Ernie Els, for the Icons Series trophy, with 14 players in each team.

Couples said: “I love matchplay golf and I’m looking forward to leading Team USA at Liberty National in June. The pedigree of the athletes in my team speaks for itself and what could be better than to win at the place of our Presidents Cup victory in 2017. It promises to be a phenomenal tournament and we’re excited to compete against Ernie’s team of international icons.”

Ernie Els will captain the Rest of the World team

Els commented: “It’s always great to see innovations that bring new audiences to golf and the Icons Series does exactly that. I’m excited to be a part of it and really looking forward to leading a team of globally revered icons of sport to compete against my old friend Freddie Couples and his USA team of All Stars and Hall of Famers.

“It promises to be a fantastic tournament and we couldn’t really wish for a better venue. Liberty National is a wonderful golf course with views of the financial district and the rest of Manhattan; it’s such a unique venue and the energy that comes out of that place is just incredible. The guys are going to love it. Knowing how competitive my team is, we’re pretty confident we can come out on top in their own back yard.”

Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey will stage the first Icons Series event

The current line-up includes:
Team USA

Team Rest of the World

Both Team USA and Team Rest of the World will announce additional Icons to the event lineup in the coming weeks.

Icons Series CEO Thomas Brookes said: “We’re thrilled to launch the Icons Series in America with a Mount Rushmore of the world’s best athletes, all incredible golfers and fierce competitors. There’s no better global stage than Liberty National and that stage is now set to welcome the most iconic athletes of all time for what will be an incredible spectacle.”

Liberty National Golf Club GM Lee Smith said: “Icons Series and Liberty National are a perfect match. Having hosted the Presidents Cup, we know first hand the power of this format and the transcendent fan experience it brings.”

The event will be broadcast live globally and details of broadcasters will be released soon.  Tickets are available via starting at £55.

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