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Nicklaus and Son to Play in Tourney

May 03, 1987|Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Nicklaus Jr., have agreed to play as a team in the $500,000 Fred Meyer Challenge golf tournament this August in Portland.

Bob Smith, a spokesman for the tournament, said tournament organizers have received word that Nicklaus would play. They announced earlier that Nicklaus and his son had made a verbal agreement to be on hand Aug. 17-18 at the Portland Golf Club for the 36-hole, best-ball tournament.

Nicklaus will be honored for his victories in 1962, 1964 and 1965 in the old Portland Open, Smith said.

Other teams in the tournament include the father-son combination of Gary and Wayne Player, Greg Norman-Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino-Fred Couples, Bob Tway-Bob Gilder, Fuzzy Zoeller-Chi Chi Rodriguez and Peter Jacobsen-Curtis Strange.

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