The Legends Tour

    The Legends Tour is coming to Formby Golf Club and Formby Ladies Golf Club this summer.

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    Ryder Cup Captains Paul McGinley and Ian Woosnam will tee it up at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at Formby Golf Club, England, from July 29-August 1.

    The duo, who are both Legends Tour Ambassadors and each led Team Europe to memorable victories in the biennial contest, will take part in the Legends Tour’s flagship event when it takes place on the stunning links of Formby Golf Club.

    Woosnam capped off a stunning Ryder Cup career, which included eight appearances and four victories as a player, by captaining Team Europe to a dominant 18.5 – 9.5 triumph at the K Club in 2006.

    The 1991 Masters Champion, who has 52 professional wins to his name in a glittering 45-year career to date, will join a strong field at Formby Golf Club in July.

    “This tournament is always one of the highlights of the year and I am really looking forward to playing in the Tour’s flagship event once again,” he said.

    “I have never played at Formby but it is in a part of the world which is famous for links golf, so I am sure it will provide a real test for all of us. Hopefully we are treated to some good weather and the spectators can come out and enjoy an exciting week of golf.”

    Irishman McGinley, who played under Woosnam in 2006, has a 100 percent record in the Ryder Cup with three wins as a player before leading Team Europe to victory at Gleneagles in 2014 where they defeated Team USA 16.5 – 11.5.

    The four-time European Tour winner finished in a tie for ninth place in the last edition of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship in 2019 and he is looking forward to playing in front of spectators on Merseyside.

    “I’m really excited to play in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship again, it’s always such an enjoyable week,” McGinley said.

    “It’s the flagship event on the Legends Tour and I know Ryan and his team put so much effort into making it a success, so I’m thrilled to be going up to Formby.

    “To be able to play in front of fans again is brilliant. They’re so passionate about their golf in that part of the country and I just know the atmosphere will be electric all week, which really does make a difference to us players.”

    Formby Golf Club is one of the world’s great links courses and will play host to the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship for the first time in 2021. Running through mature sand dunes and pinewoods, the combination of well protected greens, undulating fairways and challenging tee shots signifies a course of magnificent contrasts.

    Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship and will begin at £10 for the first event of the innovative Celebrity Series Pro-Am on Wednesday July 28, increasing to £15 for adults and £10 for concessions (over 50s) for each day of the tournament, which runs from Thursday July 29 – Sunday August 1. Under 16s will be admitted free of charge and car parking is priced at £5 per car. Spectators who are intending to use the Park and Ride service must purchase a parking pass.

    Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://staysurepgaseniors2021.eventbrite.co.uk. Please note, tickets are limited and are available in advance only. Tickets will not be sold on the day.

    The only official sales channel to purchase tickets for the 2021 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship is via the ticketing platform Eventbrite. The resale of tickets on unofficial platforms contravenes the European Tour’s ticket terms and conditions and such sales render the ticket void.

     

    LATEST NEWS: 19th July 2021

    Former World Champion boxer Tony Bellew will swap the boxing ring for the golf course when tees it up in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Celebrity Series Pro-Am on Wednesday July 28.

    The 28-year-old Liverpudlian, who recently started playing golf, will join a host of well-known faces at Formby Golf Club as stars of sport and screen join Legends Tour professionals and amateur guests in the pre-tournament Celebrity Pro-Am.

    Bellew retired from professional boxing in 2018 with a record of 30 wins, three defeats and one draw from his 34 bouts, with highlights including his victory against Ilunga Makabu in 2016 when he won the WBC Cruiserweight title at Goodison Park, the home of his beloved Everton Football Club, and his two spectacular victories against two-weight World Champion David Haye at The O2 Arena, London.

    The 'Bomber' has a newfound love for boxing and excited to join the star-studded line-up at Formby Golf Club later this month.

    "I can't wait play in the Legends Tour's Celebrity Series Pro-Am at Formby," he said. "I'm quite new to golf but I've really got the bug and I'm grateful to have been invited to play alongside some massive names.

    "It's amazing to be able to play at a course so close to where I'm from and I know everyone is going to come out and support us all and I can't wait to see everyone there."

    Bellew will be joined in the Celebrity Pro-Am by former England cricket captain Sir Andrew Strauss and England's most prolific bowler of all-time, James Anderson, as well as fellow cricketing legends Lord Ian Botham, Darren Gough and Allan Lamb.

    Legends Tour Celebrity Ambassadors Dan Walker, Georgie Bingham, Harry Redknapp and Sir AP McCoy will make their debuts in the Series as they begin their quest to win the Celebrity Series Order of Merit.

    TV and Radio presenter Vernon Kay, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, Scottish curler Eve Muirhead MBE, Genesis star Mike Rutherford and snooker legend John Parrott will also join the Celebrity Series Pro-Am field at Formby Golf Club.

    Former England internationals Robbie Fowler Nicky Butt, Neil 'Razor' Ruddock and ex-Liverpool defender Alan Hansen will all take to the Formby links alongside Legends of golf such as Thomas Bjørn, Paul Lawrie, Paul McGinley and Ian Woosnam.