Open champions aced out by the weather; four-hole exhibition canceled because of rain, windBy AP
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Stormy weather wipes out Champions’ Challenge
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The British Open Champions’ Challenge has been canceled because of steady rain and howling winds at St. Andrews.
Twenty-six winners of golf’s oldest major were scheduled to play a four-hole exhibition Wednesday, including Tiger Woods, defending Open champion Stewart Cink and five-time winners Peter Thomson and Tom Watson. But miserable conditions led officials to call it off at mid-afternoon.
The first champions-only event was held in 2000 to commemorate the millennium Open. It proved popular, and officials send out invitations for another to mark the tournament’s 150th anniversary this week at St. Andrews.
The weather, however, didn’t cooperate.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects that this year’s challenge marked 150th anniversary of British Open.)
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