Huge names from the world of sports and entertainment will tee it up at Marco Simone on the eve of the big event to take part on the 2023 Ryder Cup celebrity All-Star Match.
This year’s All-Star match has a slightly different flavour as captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin will not be leading teams from Europe and the USA, but a mix of nationalities as they go into battle.
Two Champions League-winning footballers in Gareth Bale and Andriy Shevchenko will represent the world of football, with American football being represented by salsa-dancing Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz.
Tennis megastar Novak Djokovic, who holds the men’s grand slam title record with 23, will take part along with Formula One driver Carlos Sainz.
Also taking part will be Hollywood star Kathryn Newton, Italian professional surfer Leonardo Fioravanti, and Garrett Hilbert from Dude Perfect, one of the world’s biggest sports and comedy content creators.
The match, taking place on Wednesday 27th September, will also feature two leading golfers with a disability – Kipp Popert from England and Tomasso Perrino from Italy – both recently crowned winners on the G4D (golfers with a disability) Tour.
The All-Star Match will be played at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club and broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and The Golf Channel in the United States.
It will also be live streamed on the Official Ryder Cup YouTube and X channels, as well as Ryder Cup Europe and Ryder Cup USA Facebook channels.
Speaking about the upcoming match, 2010 Ryder Cup-winning captain Montgomerie said: “I can’t wait to tee it up in Rome and experience some of that Ryder Cup magic once again, this time joined by a team of celebrities who will bring a range of skills to the team, alongside their passion for golf.
“We have athletes proven at the highest level in Novak, Gareth, Leonardo and Kipp, and Garrett from Dude Perfect is a strong golfer who’ll be bringing some comedic light relief in the heat of battle.”
Fellow Captain Pavin added: “Colin and I have had some memorable Ryder Cup battles in the past, most notably in 2010 as competing Captains, so I’m…