Not only does the celebrity shoot return to the Ally Challenge, but one of the game’s biggest stars headlines it.
Jack Nicklaus, “The Golden Bear,” along with other notable Michigan personalities, will support Day 2 of the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club Grand Blanc.
The inaugural PGA Tour Champions event in September 2018, the Ally Challenge runs from August 26-28 this year with a celebrity shootout following the final round 2 pairings on August 27.
The celebrities will play four holes – 10, 11, 17 and 18 – at the exhibition to benefit charity. The remaining participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
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He will be alongside Nicklaus, who is making his fourth appearance. Detroit Red Wings Captain Dylan Larkin, Ex Michigan basketball Fab Five star Jalen Rose, two-time super middleweight world champion boxer Anthony Dirrell and US Adaptive Open champion golfer Kim Moore.
Nicklaus is an 18-time major champion – the most in golf history – six Masters, five PGA Championships, four US Opens and three British Opens.
He is one of four recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Lincoln Medal for philanthropy and pediatric work through the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation.
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Larkin spent one year at Michigan before becoming the fifth-youngest player in Red Wing history when he was 22 during the 2017-18 season. .
Rose is a Detroit native who is now a studio analyst for variety shows on ESPN and played at Michigan from 1992-93. He led the team in points as a freshman (19 per game) and led the Wolverines to two consecutive championship games.
Flint native Dirrell is 34-2-2 in his career, winning his first world championship in 2014 over Sakio Bika and his second in 2019 over Avni Yildirim. Dirrell, 37, is a survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who suffered a broken arm and leg while working his way back from a motorcycle.
Moore, 41, of Portage, took home his first United States Golf Association (USGA) Adaptive Open Championship. An eight-stroke wire-to-wire victory over No. 6 Pinehurst in North Carolina last month.
The Western Michigan women’s coach was born without a right leg but grew up playing golf and basketball.
All three rounds of the Ally Challenge will be broadcast on Golf Channel.
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