World Champion Boxer Tony Bellew is coming to Formby for the Legends Golf Tournament which now completes Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Series field (Legends Tour).
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 to 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. Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, beginning at £10 for the Celebrity Series Pro-Am, increasing to £15 for adults and £10 for concessions (over 50s) for each day of the tournament. 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
About the Legends Tour The Legends Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour and most recently the Staysure Tour, is the men's professional golf Tour for members aged 50 and older. Five years after the first edition of The Senior Open, won by Neil Coles in 1987, more than 60 professionals called for a formally-structured Tour, which was then created in 1992. Many of the pioneering champions who played on the European Tour during the 1970s, 80s and 90s make up the Legends Tour's active membership. Former Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam are among the winners of the John Jacobs Trophy, which is awarded to the golfer who finishes first on the Legends Tour Order of Merit presented by Rolex each season. United Kingdom-based insurance company Staysure became the first ever title sponsor of the European Senior Tour on January 2, 2018 at the start of the Tour's 27th season. In September 2020, Ryan Howsam, Staysure Group CEO, acquired a majority equity share in the Tour in a ground-breaking joint venture with the European Tour. The Legends Tour supports the European Tour in 'Driving Golf Further' through the guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive and global.
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