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‘Odd Couple’ Rand Paul, John Yarmuth Host Charity Challenge at Valhalla

Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. John Yarmuth are certainly strange bedfellows, but the two will come together for a golf tournament next week.

Before the PGA Championship returns to the Valhalla Golf Club in 2014, the Louisville, Ky., course will play host to the aptly named “Odd Couple Challenge.”

The Aug. 19 golf tournament is hosted by two Kentucky lawmakers who couldn’t be more different. The Republican Paul is a tea party favorite, and Yarmuth is a relatively liberal Democrat. The event will benefit Helping a Hero, a charity that helps build accessible homes for wounded veterans. Festivities kick off with a dinner the night before in Louisville.

Valhalla features a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that opened in 1986. Next year will be the course’s third PGA Championship. It also played host to the 2008 Ryder Cup.