Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne and Sir Ian Botham are among a number of cricketing legends added to the field for the Celebrity Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship.
The trio are joined by Brian Lara, Allan Lamb and Graeme Swann in a star-studded line-up on the revamped West Course, ahead of the inaugural tournament of the European Tour’s new Rolex Series.
Pietersen is making his third appearance in the event, with the Wentworth Club member having also played in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and British Masters Pro-Am in recent months.
“I’m really excited to play the new-look West Course,” Pietersen said. “I’ve always loved a challenge on the cricket pitch, and now the challenge is there to play this world-class course well in front of a lot of people, so I think the pressure is certainly going to be there.
“The past two years have been so enjoyable, not to mention the fact that we are helping raise funds for some great charitable causes while having fun at the same time, so it makes for a great day out.”
Sky Sports commentator Botham and former England spinner Swann have both played in Pro-Am events in the past, while Warne is relishing the opportunity to return to Wentworth.
“I love my golf, so to come back to Wentworth and play the new course is extremely exciting,” said Warne, who was the inaugural winner of the Celebrity Hero Challenge at The Grove last year.
“I’m still competitive and have enjoyed playing with some great people and pros in the past, so I am looking forward to getting back out there again in May.”
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has already been confirmed as playing with Rory McIlroy in the event, with more high-profile names to be announced in the coming weeks.
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