The Ryder Cup is this week and that means the All-Star Match is back with another stellar lineup.
Former Real Madrid and Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale is set to take part alongside tennis sensation Novak Djokovic.
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Ryder Cup
They will join several other celebrities from the world of sport, cinema and music in Rome for a special event before the real action begins.
talkSPORT.com has all the details…
Ryder Cup 2023 All Star Match: date and how to follow
The Ryder Cup All-Star Match will take place on Wednesday, September 27.
It will be held at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, two days before the start of the Ryder Cup.
The game is scheduled to begin at 11:50 a.m. UK time.
The action will be shown on Sky Sports Golf, with their coverage set to begin at 1 p.m.
Sky Go customers will be able to stream the match via their laptops or mobile devices.
Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day subscription to NOW TV for £11.98 or a monthly subscription for £34.99 per month.
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2023 Ryder Cup All-Star Match: Format
Traditionally, the All-Star Match follows the same format as the Ryder Cup, meaning Team USA faces Team Europe.
But things have changed this year.
Instead, former Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin each have a team full of celebrities, as well as two prominent disabled golfers – Kipp Popert of England and Tommaso Perrino of Italy.
The players will then be divided into three pairs on each team.
The pairs will then compete in a match-play format, with the winning group earning one point.
2023 Ryder Cup All-Star Game: Teams
On Team Monty we have Bale and Garret Hilbert from Dude Perfect, a YouTube group with 59.7 million subscribers.
Leonardo Fioravanti, an Italian surfer, and Djokovic make up the rest of this team.
And in Team Pavin we have former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko and Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz.
They are joined by Hollywood star Kathryn Newton.
The Monty team
- Colin Montgomerie
- Gareth Bale
- Garrett Hilbert
- Leonardo Fioravanti
- Novak Djokovic
- Kipp Popert
The Pavin team
- Corey Pavin
- Andrei Shevchenko
- Catherine Newton
- Victor Cruz
- Carlos Sainz
- Tomasso Perrino
- Montgomerie and Bale against Pavin and Shevchenko
- Hilbert and Fioravanti against Newton and Cruz
- Popert and Djokovic against Sainz and Perrino
2023 Ryder Cup All-Star Match: What was said?
Former Real Madrid striker and multiple Champions League winner Bale is keen to get involved.
He said: “The Ryder Cup is a special event, having experienced the incredible atmosphere during the European victory in 2010, I can’t wait to relive some of that magic in Rome in a few weeks’ time.
“The All-Star Match, under the direction of Colin Montgomerie, will be an incredible experience and I am really looking forward to playing it with some great people.
“It will definitely be a premier event and the fans will really enjoy it. »
And tennis superstar Djokovic echoed Bale’s sentiments.
He said: “I can’t wait to play in Rome and experience the incredible atmosphere of a legendary Ryder Cup.
“The course looks like a fantastic test of golf and my playing partner Kipp, a seasoned professional, has won a lot recently on the G4D Tour, so I’m confident we can score a point for the team. This is going to be a great show for the fans.
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