Palmer Nicklaus Player featured in new charity event


GRUNDY, Va. – Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are getting together for a charity event in June expected to raise more than $12 million for a school that helps needy children.

The golfing greats known as the “Big Three” will compete as a team in a scramble format over 19 holes against a three-man team of amateurs on each hole at The Olde Farm Golf Club.

The PGA Tour says the event is to raise money for Mountain Mission School, which has housed and educated some 20,000 needy children over the last 87 years.

The Big Three for the Mountain Mission Kids is to be played June 8, two days after the Memorial Tournament that Nicklaus hosts at Muirfield Village.