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Past Champions challenge at St Andrews

12.01am 12th July 2000 - People

Sam Snead, 88, the Open Champion of 1946, will be the oldest of the 22 Past Champions who will be at St Andrews playing in the Past Champions Challenge on Wednesday 19th July.

Play will be in four-balls or three-balls in a best-ball format starting at 4.30 p.m. and for the winning team there will be a cheque for £40,000 made out to their favourite charity. In addition to the cheque, each player will be given the Freedom of the Links and will receive a commemorative silver plate.

The Past Champions Challenge will be in addition to the normal gathering of Champions when the Open is played at St Andrews and will give the public a unique opportunity of seeing the best known names in world golf playing the first two and last two holes of the Old Course.

The Challenge will start at 4.30 p.m. and normal ticket prices for the Wednesday will apply.

       

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