Nicklaus, Palmer Christen New Mich. Course

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15th hole at Harbor Shores (Handout Photo)

Four of the biggest names in the history of golf are playing a round together to commemorate the opening of a new course located in one of Michigan’s most impoverished communities.

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller teed off Tuesday morning along Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor, site of the Nicklaus-designed Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

The par-71 course is the centerpiece of a 530-acre resort community that eventually is to include 800 residences, a deep water marina and shops and restaurants.

Tuesday’s 18-hole scramble skins match is called the Champions for Change Golf Challenge.

Nicklaus says it  “is a great opportunity to highlight how golf is being used as a vehicle for social and economic revitalization.”
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