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Legends of Golf Coming to Ozarks

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Jack Nicklaus hits a shot during the Greats of Golf exhibition at the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club on May 4, 2013 in Woodlands, Texas. (Getty/Scott Halleran)

Jack Nicklaus hits a shot during the Greats of Golf exhibition at the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club on May 4, 2013 in Woodlands, Texas. (Getty/Scott Halleran)

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RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — The Legends of Golf Tournament is headed to Missouri.

Tour officials said Tuesday the tournament will be played June 6-8 on courses at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale outside Branson.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1etMMPJ ) reports it will be the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event to use a par-3 course as part of the tournament. The tournament will feature divisions for players 50-64 years old and for players 65 and older. Kansas City native Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino are among players participating.

Bass Pro Shops is the title sponsor of the tournament.

The Legends of Golf began in 1978 and has been played in Savannah, Ga., for the past 11 years, but a new sponsor was needed after Liberty Mutual’s sponsorship ended last year.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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