England cricketers get a round in as Ben Stokes, Joe Root & Co tee it up with football legends at star-studded Wentworth Pro-AM

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Author 2019-09-18 23:00:00

The stars were getting their swing on today at the BMW PGA Championship Pro Am in Wentworth, with this summer's cricket heroes out in force alongside some familiar faces, in order to raise funds for leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society. 

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was joined by captain Joe Root and team-mate Jos Buttler as the trio enjoyed a round following a long summer in which they captured England's first ever Cricket World Cup, as well as drawing a tightly fought Ashes series with Australia. 

Stokes captured the hearts and minds of the country with an awe-inspiring performance at Headingley in which he single-handedly dragged his country back into the contest, despite defeat looking all but certain.  

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Jos Buttler (L), Ben Stokes (C) and Joe Root looked relaxed as the trio stepped out for a round of golf at the BMW PGA Championship's Pro-AM in Wentworth

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Stokes shares a chat with BBC Football Focus and Breakfast host Dan Walker with Joe Root watching on

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England cricket hero Ben Stokes didn't look out of place on the fairway as he made his way around the course

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The England stars swapped cricket bat for golf club for the afternoon on a sunny day in Surrey

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Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nemanja Vidic all took part in a round of golf today

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Getting some advice Scholesy? The former England international shares a chat with golf star Rory McIlroy during play

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Nemanja Vidic waves to the crowd as the Serb enjoys his day out at Wentworth Golf Club

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Wales manager Ryan Giggs took time out of his busy schedule to show off his golf skills on Wednesday 

Manchester United legends Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic all stepped out on the Surrey golf course for a round, while former One Direction band member Niall Horan, who is a massive golf fan and friend of Rory McIlroy, also took time to play a few holes. 

Harry Redknapp and son Jamie formed a father-son duo and were joined by Arsenal legend Ian Wright during the day. BBC presenter Dan Walker was also seen mingling with the stars. 

Former England captain Michael Vaughan also made an appearance, as well as Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland. Radio presenter and former Top Gear host Chris Evans was also in attendance.  

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Former One Direction band member Niall Horan has a chat with good friend Rory McIlroy during the Pro-AM tournament

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The Irishman is a keen golf player and is known to take part in many Pro-AMs throughout the golfing season

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Harry Redknapp, a big golf fan and avid player, watches on as he studies the trajectory of his shot

The celebrities were playing to help support and raise funds for the tournament’s charity partner, leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society. 

Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer with someone developing it every three minutes - yet dementia research still trails far behind other health conditions, after decades of underfunding. 

Funds raised will go towards finding a cure as well as delivering vital support, such as through Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline. 

'We are delighted to be uniting with England Golf and the PGA Championship and raising awareness of what’s possible when the right support and adjustments are put in place, so people with dementia can remain active,' said Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society.

'Alzheimer’s Society has a two-year partnership with PGA, which will see the UK's leading dementia charity join the European Tour Foundation as beneficiaries of all charitable funds raised during the fourth Rolex Series event of the season. '

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Harry Redknapp teamed up with his son and Sky Sports pundit Jamie for a round of golf while Ian Wright joined in

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Good friends Harry Redknapp and Ian Wright share a joke as the pair enjoy the day at Wentworth Golf Club

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Ex-England captain and cricket pundit Michael Vaughan pictured in action during the tournament

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Former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans stepped out with Lee Westwood as the pair celebrated on the 6th green

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Stoke City goalkeeper made the trip south to Surrey to play a few holes at the Wentworth Pro-AM

This World Alzheimer’s Day, help change the way we think, act and talk about dementia by joining three million Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends. Visit dementiafriends.org.uk to get involved.


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