The Shell's Wonderful World of Golf matches on Golf Channel this week

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  • Gene Sarazen
    American golfer
  • Arnold Palmer
    Arnold Palmer
    American golfer
  • Gene Littler
    American golfer (1930-2019)
  • Henry Cotton
    Professional golfer
  • Byron Nelson
    American golfer
  • Gary Player
    Gary Player
    South African golfer

Henry Cotton won three Open Championships, in 1934, '37 and '48. He helped Great Britain and Ireland win the second Ryder Cup matches, in 1929, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1980.

If you enjoy watching the game's early greats compete, players you might never have seen before or just missed in their primes, Golf Channel has a treat for you this week.

Beginning Thursday, Golf Channel will be showcasing some classic Shell's Wonderful World of Golf matches, featuring legendary players and some unforgettable venues.

Cotton battling Gene Sarazen on the Old Course. Byron Nelson vs. Gene Littler at Pine Valley. And stars like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Sam Snead, all in action.

Here's a rundown of the matches set to re-air this week:

Air date

Match

Location

May 28, 11 a.m. ET

1969: Frank Beard vs. Doug Sanders vs. Arnold Palmer

PGA National, Palm Beach, Fla.

May 28, noon ET

2000: Jack Nicklaus vs. Gary Player

Sunningdale, Berkshire, Eng.

May 29, 11 a.m. ET

1962: Gene Sarazen vs. Henry Cotton

Old Course, St. Andrews, Scot.

May 30, 11 a.m. ET

1968: Roberto DeVicenzo vs. Sam Snead

Congressional CC, Bethesda, Md.

May 30, noon ET

1968: Arnold Palmer vs. Julius Boros

Cotton Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

May 31, 11 a.m. ET

1962: Byron Nelson vs. Gene Littler

Pine Valley, Pine Valley, N.J.

May 31, noon ET

1969: Arnold Palmer vs. Chi Chi Rodriguez vs. Gay Brewer

El Conquistador, Fajardo, P.R.