A compilation of legends, dubbed “Team Greatest Ever” was victorious once again at the 3M Greats of Golf at TPC Twin Cities.
Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate teamed to shoot 12-under-par on the final 10 holes Saturday to win the Greats of Golf Challenge in Blaine, Minnesota, located near Minneapolis.
The event was incorporated as part of the third round of Saturday’s PGA Tour Champions stop, the 3M Championship, which is one of the most popular tournaments on the Champions Tour.
“It’s a marvelous event that shows we can still play very, very well,” said Grand Slam champion, Gary Player. “Having Jerry join our team the last two years has been fantastic as he can obviously hit the ball a long way. And Jack, Lee and myself showed we can hits shots and still make some putts when it really counts.”
The four legends combined to shoot 16-under 56 in the best-ball format and were presented the Miller Barber Cup, which honors the memory of one of golf’s finest of yesteryear.
They edged the group of Ben Crenshaw, Fuzzy Zoeller, Andy North and David Graham who combined to finish 14-under. The team of Dave Stockton, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin and Tom Weiskopf was third.
This was the second consecutive victory at the 3M Greats of Golf for the iconic foursome.
The Greats of Golf Challenge, which was televised nationally Saturday on the Golf Channel, brought together players who are either World Golf Hall of Fame members, have 20 or more career victories on both tours or former Major Championship winners. The players will miss this event as it will be changed into a PGA Tour event from next year.