Golf and show business go hand in hand
The Credit Suisse Gold Pro-Am brought together an outstanding line-up this year. An exceptional crowd made the trip to the Severiano Ballesteros course. For once, golfers had their fame stolen. Golf enthusiasts were obviously present to see Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. The autograph hunters were satisfied.
But the actual star of this pro-am was Justin Timberlake. If his 130 million followers on social media were not all present this morning, many teenagers followed the singer around, cameras in hand. Not only is Justin Timberlake a successful singer and actor, but he also handles clubs very well. He teamed up with Rory McIlroy for the OMEGA Celebrity Challenge. The Northern Irishman played in jet-set mode, while taking the opportunity to get to know the new features of the Severiano Ballesteros course even better. Indeed, holes 12, 14, 15 and 16 have been transformed. "This work is going in the right direction, it's raising the level of the tournament even higher," said McIlroy.