GOLF’S BIGGEST NAMES will be joined by a who’s who from the world of sport and entertainment when the 2012 Irish Open Pro-Am tees off at Royal Portrush tomorrow.
Here’s who you can expect to see.
1. Barry McGuigan
It’s an early start for the former world boxing champ who tees up alongside last year’s Irish Open winner Ross Fisher at 7.40am.
2 & 3. Pat Jennings and Aidan Quinn
The legendary Northern Ireland goalkeeper and Irish-American screen star hit the Portrush links alongside another cult hero, two-time major winner John Daly, at 9.10am.
4. Martin O’Neill
The Sunderland boss has snagged one of the plum groupings tomorrow morning. He’ll have the legendary Spaniard José Maria Olazabal for company from 9am onwards.
5. Bill Murray
“In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’.” The Caddyshack star teams up with his brother Joel and hometown hero Graeme McDowell at 9.20am.
6. Senator Martin McAleese
The missus must have given Mr Mc permission to head out for the afternoon. He’s in action at 1.1opm alongside South Africa’s George Coetzee.
7. Shane Filan
Fresh from his weekend in Croker, the Westlife star heads to Portrush for a round with the Clarke family — Darren, his father Godfrey and his son Tyrone.
8. Rory Best
Shake off that jetlag, Rory. The Ireland and Ulster hooker is in the front row with last week’s winner Danny Willett at 1.50pm tomorrow.
9. JP McManus
If there’s a pro-am, JP will be there. With his regular golf chum Tiger staying stateside, McManus and Dermot Desmond will get to know Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello when they tee off at 1.10pm.
10. Ronan Keating
The Boyzone icon warmed up for his round with a weekend at the Isle of Wight Festival. Let’s hope it’s “So Good” rather than “When the Going gets Tough” (yes, we had to look them up) when he tees off alongside Paul McGinley and racing trainer Tom Taaffe at 12.40pm.
11. David Humphreys
Ulster’s director of rugby is one of the last men out. He’ll be getting advice from Francesco Molinari when they tee up at 2.20pm.
The full draw for tomorrow’s Irish Open pro-am is available here (all times and groupings subject to change) >