A fun final round of the Open For the Ages “tournament” saw Jack Nicklaus edge out Tiger Woods by a shot.
If you switched over to FoxSports last night and saw Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Seve Ballesteros playing golf against each other, you probably wondered what exactly was going on.
To fill the void left by the cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship, some clever people at the R&A whipped up an innovative virtual tournament composed of footage of past Open’s at St.Andrews.
The result was fun to watch that saw Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods fighting it out in the final group. Nicklaus eventually winning by a single shot.
Video highlights above… full final round broadcast below.
From the official media release:
Jack Nicklaus was crowned the Champion in The Open For The Ages, beating Tiger Woods by one shot in a thrilling finish.
A host of star names spent time at the top of the leaderboard during the final day of this innovative event, which has used archive footage from past Championships at St Andrews to recreate the drama of an Open.
Yet the battle for victory ultimately came down to the two men in the final pairing, Nicklaus and Woods, who boast 33 major wins between them including six Opens and four triumphs at St Andrews.
Nicklaus, the Champion over the Old Course in 1970 and 1978, trailed Woods by a single stroke with three holes remaining, but a birdie on the 16th lifted the Golden Bear back into a share of the lead.