Gareth Bale to play in 2023 Ryder Cup with Djokovic, Sainz and Shevchenko all named in celebrity All-Star Match line up | The Sun

GARETH BALE and Novak Djokovic will take part in the Ryder Cup celebrity All-Star Match alongside a host of famous faces.

Sport stars and A-list stars will take to the green before Europe face USA in the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup.

Celebrities including Bale, Djokovic and F1 driver Carlos Sainz will put their skills to the test at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

Ten celebs have been split into two teams of five with each captained by golf legends – Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin.

Bale, 34, is an experienced golfer and made his PGA debut in February when he partnered Joseph Bramlett at the Pebble Beach pro-am.

The former Real Madrid star will partner Montgomerie in Rome while Pavin is accompanied by AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko.


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Djokovic, who is also on Team Monty, is paired with Kipp Popert, a recent winner on the G4D (golfers with a disability) Tour.

Dude Perfect star Garrett Hilbert, who recently formed part of a group investing in Burnley, partners professional surfer Leonardo Fioravanti in the last of the Team Monty pairings.

They will face American actress Kathryn Newton and former NFL star Victor Cruz, who won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2012.

Also included in Team Pavin is Ferrari driver Sainz, who will lock horns with Djokovic alongside Tomasso Perrino, another G4D Tour star.

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The event takes place two days before the Ryder Cup tees off on Wednesday September 27, and Bale is excited by the opportunity.

He said: “The Ryder Cup is a special event, having experienced the incredible atmosphere at Europe’s win in 2010, I can’t wait to experience some of that magic again in Rome in a few weeks’ time.

“The All-Star Match, under the captaincy of Colin Montgomerie, will be an amazing experience and I’m really looking forward to teeing it up with some great people. It’s sure to be a top event and one the fans will really enjoy.”

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic is also looking forward to testing himself on a different type of grass.

He said: “I can’t wait to tee it up in Rome and experience the incredible atmosphere of a Ryder Cup, which has become legendary.

“The course looks like a fantastic test of golf and my playing partner Kipp, a seasoned pro, has won a lot on the G4D Tour recently so I’m confident we can get a point for the team. It’s going to be a great spectacle for the fans.”

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