Golf's big names gather for The Open Champions' Challenge

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Twenty-seven golfing legends will congregate ahead of The Open Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, for what will be a third Champions' Challenge charity match. Not only that, but as Wednesday July 14 is designated a Practice Day, spectators can see the greats swing to win at reduced prices.

The seven teams are playing for a £50,000 ($) donation to a charity of their choice, and each player has at least one Open Championship title to his name.

80-year-old Peter Thomson last won it in 1965, and though he will be captaining his team in a non-playing capacity, he and his cohorts Tiger Woods, Sir Nick Faldo and Mark Calcavecchia have 12 championship wins between them.

Other notable golfers include Sandy Lyle, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els and Sir Bob Charles.

The Open Championship is one of eight European Tour events to conincide with America's PGA Tour, and the only one of four Majors to be held outside of the USA.

While tickets for matchdays between July 15 and 18 cost £60 ($) for adults between the ages of 21 and 65, the Practice Day coinciding with the Champions' Challenge is £40 ($). Under 16s go free on all days and there are reductions for those under the age of 21 or over 65.

The Champions' Challenge is limited to holes 1, 2, 17 and 18 of The Old Course at St. Andrews. To view start times and team details, visit OpenGolf.com.

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