Sir Nick Faldo today announced that the 2018 Major Champions Invitational has reached 19 major champion teams, completing the lineup for next month’s tournament. The inaugural event will be played March 12-14, 2018 at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida.
2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk recently rounded out the already impressive lineup of major champions for the junior tournament created by PGA TOUR pro Sir Nick Faldo. Furyk, a former FedExCup Champion, has 17 PGA TOUR wins, including the 2003 U.S. Open Championship.
Joining Furyk and the previously announced major champions are World Golf Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, 2016 U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Tony Jacklin, also a World Golf Hall of Fame member and the most successful European Ryder Cup Captain in history.
“The response from major champions and sponsors for this first-year event has far exceeded any expectations we had going in,” said Faldo. “Their support is key to helping make a positive impact on the juniors competing, and providing them with a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience. I couldn’t be more excited about these 19 teams.”
In addition to tournament host Sir Nick Faldo, the complete list of 2018 participating/represented major champions is:
Seve Ballesteros, Keegan Bradley, John Daly, Jim Furyk, Tony Jacklin, Dustin Johnson; Nancy Lopez, Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate, Justin Rose, Adam Scott; Annika Sorenstam, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Payne Stewart, Tom Watson and Mike Weir
About the Major Champions Invitational
The Major Champions Invitational is a tournament created by World Golf Hall of Fame member and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo. An extension of the Faldo series, the event provides major champions an opportunity to mentor and inspire the next generation of players while giving back to the game. The inaugural event will be played March 12-14, 2018 at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Faldo Trust for Tomorrow’s Children Inc., a U.S. 501c3 organization. The Major Champions Invitational is a made-for-TV event which will air on CBS on Saturday, August 11, 2018, preceding coverage of the 2018 PGA Championship. For more information, visit http://www.majorchampionsinvitational.com/