College golf is heading to the home of golf.
NBC Sports and the St. Andrews Links Trust have announced the inaugural St. Andrews Links Collegiate Presented by TopGolf and World Wide Technology, to be held at the historic Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, from Oct. 23-25.
The signature three-day event will feature men’s and women’s golf teams from Georgetown, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt with two days of stroke play on the Jubilee Course followed by a day of medal match play on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
“We are honored and proud to partner with St. Andrews Links Trust on this new collegiate invitational at the Home of Golf,” said Tom Knapp, NBC Sports EVP, Golf. “The St. Andrews Links Collegiate elevates and enhances our already impactful college golf platform. We’re excited to have TopGolf and World Wide Technology join us as presenting sponsors, and we’re thrilled to showcase men’s and women’s student athletes from distinguished universities like Georgetown, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt this October in Scotland.”
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the St. Andrews Links Collegiate on Golf Channel and Peacock in the United States. Sky Sports will provide coverage in the U.K.
Added Neil Coulson, the CEO of the St. Andrews Links Trust: “We are delighted to partner with NBC Sports to bring the first collegiate event to the Home of Golf, creating a new invitational which will see some of the game’s brightest young stars from four distinguished institutions compete in the birthplace of the game. We firmly believe this event has the potential to evolve and develop over time, exploring the established U.S. collegiate system as well as institutions further afield to create one of the most anticipated events on the calendar.”