Legends to Compete at New Venue This Year


Jim Colbert and Andy North would appear to be in top form entering this weeks Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in St. Augustine, Fla.
The duo won last years edition of this event at The Slammer & The Squire course at the World Golf Village, and enter this seasons edition playing some great golf.
Colbert recently ended a 2 year winless drought on the Senior Tour with a victory at the SBC Senior Classic earlier this March. It served as his 20th career win on the tour.
In just his first full year on the 50-and-over circuit, North has yet to claim an official title, but put in his finest showing thus far at last weeks Emerald Coast Classic, when he was just edged out in a playoff by Mike McCullough. His best finish up to last week was a tie for sixth in the 2000 Countrywide Tradition.
This year the Liberty Mutual Legends will be contested over a new layout at the World Golf Village. The King and The Bear course gets the nod, and from all indications, it is a truly world-class venue.
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer ' whom the course is named after ' are playing in this event for the first time ever, and will be paired together. They will play in the Legendary division of the event (ages 60-69).
In addition to this category, there is a Legends division (ages 50-59), and a Demaret division (ages 70-plus).
The Legend and the Legendary-division teams are eligible for the overall title, played at 54 holes. The Demaret division players will compete for 36 holes on Friday and Saturday.
The format for the Legend and Legendary categories is better ball on Friday and Sunday, and modified alternate shot on Saturday. For the Demaret players, better ball is the method of playing over the first two days.
Last year, the team of Colbert/North took the title at 25-under-par 191.