'Each year we try to find something different to appeal to our primetime audience,' said Alastair Johnston, President and Co-CEO of IMG. 'This year, with John Daly, Hank Kuehne and Phil Mickelson joining Woods, we have assembled a field with exceptional length and skill that will appeal to all sports fans.'
The two-team, best-ball event will be contested at The Bridges with a live primetime broadcast from ABC Sports.
This year's event will feature a total purse of $1.4 million, with the winning duo splitting $1 million. The other pair will share $400,000 and a total of $300,000 will be designated from the winnings and contributed to charity.
To take advantage of the length of the players in this year's event, the $300,000 will be determined on six long-driving holes. On these designated holes, the longest driver in the fairway will earn $25,000 for his charity and the charity of his teammate.
'This is a foursome to get excited about,' said Loren Matthews, Vice President of Programming, ABC Sports. 'The long-driving holes are going to add to the drama and entertainment for our primetime audience.'