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The Canyons course at Bighorn Golf Club hosts this year's Battle at Bighorn. The Tom Fazio-design plays as a 7,037-yard, par-72.
 
This year Tiger Woods will be teaming with Jack Nicklaus in a 'best-ball' match against Lee Trevino and Sergio Garcia. The winning team will split a $1.2 million prize.
 
Here is some background on this year's participants:
 

 

Jack Nicklaus
Career Highlights  

Age: 62
Born: Columbus, Ohio
Resides: North Palm Beach, Florida
Turned Pro: 1961
PGA Tour Wins: 70
Interests: Fishing, hunting and tennis
Jack Nicklaus, winner of two U.S. Amateurs, winner of 18 major championships, winner of 73 titles and several Senior Tour titles, perhaps the greatest golfer to ever play the game.
 
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1940, little Jack was 10 when he first joined dad Charley on Scioto Country Club. From that beginning, Jack Nicklaus was to embark on a breath-taking ride which would take him around the world many times over, playing golf and, later, designing golf courses. More...

 

Tiger Woods
Career Highlights  

Age: 26
Born: Cypress, CA
Resides: Orlando, FL
Turned Pro: 1996
PGA Tour Wins: 32
Interests: Basketball, fishing, all sports
He was, by all accounts, six months old when he started swinging around a toy club. By age 2, Tiger Woods was already appearing on the Mike Douglas Show with his now-famous swing. He shot 48 for nine holes when he was 3, featured in Golf Digest when he was 5. The child started to impress the world early.
 
He has won at every conceivable level. As a child, he excelled in junior golf circles. By the time he was 15, Tiger was winning the U.S. Junior Amateur, a title which he would defend twice more. Next on the platter was the U.S. Amateur, which he proceeded to win three times. More...

 

Lee Trevino
Career Highlights  

Age: 62
Born: Dallas, TX
Resides: Dallas, TX
Turned Pro: 1960
PGA Tour Wins: 27
Interests: Fishing
He was impoverished as a child, growing up in a four-room shanty in the Dallas barrios that had neither electricity or running water. He never knew his father. His grandfather was a gravedigger at a cemetery near the shack.
 
The youngster was Lee Buck Trevino, who was to become one of America's most successful golfers. But as a youth, he came from the poorest surroundings imaginable. At age eight he began work as a caddy. More...

 

Sergio Garcia
Career Highlights  

Age: 22
Born: Castellon, Spain
Resides: Borriol, Spain
Turned Pro: 1999
PGA Tour Wins: 3
Interests: Soccer - Real Madrid FC
When he was a child of three, he already was playing golf. At the age of five, Sergio Garcia was already giving the older children a good match. His father was Victor Garcia, head professional at Mediterraneo Club de Campo in Barriol, Spain, and he was raising a golfing machine.
 
First of all, Sergio has the build for it - lean and lanky. Secondly, though, he was also beating the boys who were older. At the age of 12, Garcia was the club champion. And he was a scratch player a year later, at age 13. More...


NOTE: The 2002 Battle at Bighorn airs Monday July 29 at 8:00PM ET on ABC Sports. You can follow the action with ABC's Enhanced TV.