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Rory McIlroy tees off with famous faces as pros and celebs steer a course round Wentworth

By Staff Reporter

Golf world No.1 Rory McIlroy was out on the course with some other famous faces as he took part in the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth.

This year's star-studded round of golf got under way yesterday morning with Rory leading out former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.

They teed off at 8am in the first session of the day and were joined by Rory's pal, One Direction singer Niall Horan. The pop star caddied for McIlroy at the pre-Masters par three contest at Augusta last month, while Neville was appearing at the event for the second consecutive year.

Recently retired champion jockey AP McCoy was also on the course, still looking trim despite reports he was piling on the pounds since he hung up his spurs.

McCoy will also appear at the Pro-Am before the Irish Open.

Darren Clarke also featured, leading his four-ball of former F1 champion Nigel Mansell and rowers Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave. Graeme McDowell paired up with DJ Chris Evans for the event, which is the official curtain-raiser for the PGA Championship. Others out on the Wentworth course were football legends Peter Schmeichel, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and Gordon Strachan.

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