Tiger Woods Confirmed For Celebration Of Champions Event At 150th Open

The R&A Celebration of Champions features a star-studded field and gets underway at 3pm on Monday of Open week

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The R&A has announced some of the names set to tee it up on Monday in the R&A Celebration of Champions, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Georgia Hall and Lee Trevino confirmed.

The four-hole team format will see teams of four take on the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes of the famous Old Course, with the best two scores on each hole counting for each team.

Defending Open champion Collin Morikawa will get the Celebration of Champions underway at 3.05pm local time alongside reigning AIG Women's Open champion Anna Nordqvist, Jess Baker, who won the Women’s Amateur Championship at Hunstanton last month, and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion and 2021 Mark McCormack Medal winner Keita Nakajima.

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Two-time St Andrews Open winner and 15-time Major champion Tiger Woods will play with 2014 Champion Golfer Rory McIlroy, 2018 Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall and Lee Trevino, two-time winner of The Open in 1971 and 1972. The foursome will go out as the last group teeing off at 5.05pm BST.

The field will feature Champion Golfers, women’s Major Champions, male and female amateur champions, and golfers with disability champions

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We have planned a very special celebration of golf for fans to attend and I’m sure they will be excited at the prospect of watching the greatest names in golf, as well as the future stars of the sport, come together to play over the Old Course at St Andrews.

“We are deliberately inviting a field that represents the past, present and future of this game we all love and reflects our purpose to ensure that golf is seen as welcoming, accessible and can be played by anyone who wants to. It will be a lot of fun and we look forward to revealing the full draw on Monday before enjoying a fitting celebration of this great Championship at the home of golf.”

Tiger Woods said, “This is going to be a special week of golf, and having many of the sport’s great champions and future stars play in this event is a great way to mark this historic championship. St Andrews has such a unique atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans again and on a course that holds fantastic memories for me.”

Georgia Hall added, “It is an absolute thrill to play alongside Tiger, Rory and Lee. I think it’s fantastic that The R&A has invited champions from all levels of the sport and I’m sure that Jess and Keita will be massively excited by the prospect of teeing it up with Collin and Anna at St Andrews.”

The full draw will be announced on the morning of Monday, 11 July.

The R&A Celebration of Champions will be broadcast live from St Andrews to millions of fans around the world on TV. It will also be available to view digitally on TheOpen.com and The Open’s YouTube channel, while fans can also follow the action via The Open Radio, The Open App and The Open’s various social channels.

A number of special guests, including names from the world of sport and entertainment, have also been invited by The R&A to attend the celebrations taking place throughout the week at the home of golf.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

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Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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