Palmer, Player, Trevino among Champions Challenge captains

By Tony Jimenez

LONDON (Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Peter Thomson, Tom Weiskopf, Bob Charles and Roberto de Vicenzo will captain the seven teams in the Champions Challenge to be held on the eve of next week's British Open at St Andrews.

World number one Tiger Woods features in five-times winner Thomson's team along with Nick Faldo and Mark Calcavecchia.

Trevino will have 1970s playing rival Tony Jacklin as a team mate plus Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie.

"We anticipate a very special occasion," said the organizing R&A's director of championships David Hill in a news release. "I am sure all supporters of the Open championship will be excited by the prospect of seeing so many legends of the game."

The four-hole Champions Challenge will be played on July 14, with the best individual score at each hole counting as the team score. The winners will receive a cheque for 50,000 pounds ($75,480) to be donated to charities of their choice.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)