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Celebrity golfers join the pros for Wentworth warm-up

PUBLISHED: 14:28 21 May 2014 | UPDATED: 14:39 21 May 2014

Sergio Garcia slows things down with Nigel Mansell (Photo: Action Images/Peter Cziborra)

Sergio Garcia slows things down with Nigel Mansell (Photo: Action Images/Peter Cziborra)

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The world's greatest golfers have been joined by the stars of sport and show business today as the BMW PGA Championship stages its celebrity Pro-Am tournament on the iconic West Course at Wentworth Club.

The official curtain raiser to the BMW PGA Championship, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, this year’s Pro-Am has attracted a stellar line-up from the worlds of football, cricket, tennis, rugby, horse racing, rowing and entertainment.

This morning, the likes of cricket legends Sir Ian Botham and Brian Lara, 2003 Rugby World Cup winning coach, Sir Clive Woodward and Olympians Sirs Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and TV presenter Jeremy Kyle were among those showing off their stroke play.

This afternoon, Manchester United heroes Peter Schmeichel, Phil Neville and Teddy Sheringham, Sir entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth and rugby players Chris Robshaw, Mike Tindall and Zinzan Brooke are among those on the fairways.

The celebrities have teamed up with The European Tour’s finest pros, including Ernie Els, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans was joined in the Pro-Am by two winners from the BBC Children In Need Super Swing Auction, whose incredible generosity raised just under £200,000 for the charity.

• For more information and to book tickets for the main event, visit www.europeantour.com

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