Manchester United icons Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Peter Schmeichel played

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The prestigious PGA Championship — held annually at the course in Surrey — kicks off on Thursday, but first some of golf's biggest names teamed up with rugby players, cricketers, footballers and more in the traditional Pro-Am event. 

And the sporting greats turned out in force on a glorious day at Wentworth. Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Peter Schmeichel and Paul Scholes were three of the biggest names in the field as they teamed up with Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter.

Manchester United icons Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs enjoyed a round at Wentworth's Pro-Am

Manchester United icons Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs enjoyed a round at Wentworth's Pro-Am

Giggs watches his iron-shot take flight during the Pro-Am tournament at Wentworth

Giggs watches his iron-shot take flight during the Pro-Am tournament at Wentworth

Fellow United icon Paul Scholes also joined Giggs ahead of the BMW PGA Championship

Fellow United icon Paul Scholes also joined Giggs ahead of the BMW PGA Championship

The star duo were joined by United great Peter Schmeichel and teamed up with Ian Poulter

The star duo were joined by United great Peter Schmeichel and teamed up with Ian Poulter

Scholes chips the ball towards the green during the tournament at the prestigious Wentworth

 

Scholes chips the ball towards the green during the tournament at the prestigious Wentworth

But it was not only the footballers who were stealing the show, some of rugby's elite were also out in force — in the form of ex-British and Irish lions.

Brian O'Driscoll, the 2005 Lions skipper, played off a handicap of nine alongside horse riding greats AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald. The trio of Irishmen were paired with compatriot Padraig Harrington. 

Former England captains Will Carling and Mike Tindall were also paired together alongside 2014 Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

Former British and Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll watches on worryingly after his shot

Former British and Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll watches on worryingly after his shot

O'Driscoll teamed up with horse racing royalty and fellow Irishman AP McCoy at Wentworth

O'Driscoll teamed up with horse racing royalty and fellow Irishman AP McCoy at Wentworth

Former England rugby captain Will Carling also turned out on a glorious day in Surrey

 

Carling watches his shot head towards the pin

Former England rugby captain Will Carling also turned out on a glorious day in Surrey

Former Lion and ex-Scotland captain Gavin Hastings celebrates after sinking a putt

Former Lion and ex-Scotland captain Gavin Hastings celebrates after sinking a putt

Mike Tindall takes a divot as he strikes one of his irons during the morning at Wentworth

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The former centre watches his ball fly towards the green

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