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Legends line up for next Battle at Bighorn

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia and Lee Trevino will compete next summer in the third annual "Battle at Bighorn."

Woods, the world's top-ranked player, and Nicklaus will battle Garcia and Trevino in a best-ball made-for-television event to be aired live by ABC Sports in prime time on July 29.

"The four players we have represent the greatest and most entertaining players in the history of the game," said Alastair Johnson, president of IMG International, one of the event's sponsors. "Having them compete on the same stage in front of such a broad audience will stimulate the interest of viewers way beyond traditional golf fans."

It will be the fourth live telecast of a golf event in prime time.

In 1999, Woods defeated David Duval, 2 and 1, in the "Showdown at Sherwood." The following year, Garcia beat Woods, 1-up, in the first "Battle of Bighorn."

This past summer, the format was altered as Woods teamed with Annika Sorenstam to defeat Duval and Karie Webb in an alternate shot format.

"Tiger and prime time television have already proven to be a very entertaining combination," said ABC Sports president Howard Katz. "Now we have taken the concept one step further with the addition of legends Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino and the young sensational Sergio Garcia."

The winners will split $1.2 million from a purse of $1.7 million, while the runners-up will divide $500,000. A total of $300,000 from the winner's share will be designated for charity.


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