Seve invited to play in British Open celebration
Seve Ballesteros is among 32 former British Open champions
invited to play four holes on the Old Course at St. Andrews the day
before next year’s 150th anniversary tournament.
The Royal and Ancient has invited all surviving champions to
play the first, second, 17th and 18th holes at the Old Course on
Ballesteros is still recovering from a brain tumor but R&A
director of championships David Hill said Monday that he hopes
“the majority of our former champions will accept the
The BBC will broadcast the two-hour Open Champions’ Challenge
and the winners will receive prize money for a charity of their
A similar event in 2000 featured 22 former champions and raised
more than 40,000 pounds ($65,000).