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Dan Walker is relishing the chance to shine alongside sporting icons in the Legends Tour Wapp Celebrity Series event at Trump International Golf Links Aberdeen this August.
Speaking to bunkered.co.uk, the award-winning journalist and broadcaster expressed his excitement ahead of the event which runs alongside the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.
Esteemed major champions including Ian Woosnam and Michael Campbell will compete as the Legends Tour makes its first ever stop in Aberdeen on August 23.
And Channel 5 news presenter Walker will headline the celebrity tournament alongside the likes of Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, rugby great Gavin Hastings and film star James Nesbitt.
Walker is golf-obsessive and impressively keeps a scratch handicap despite playing irregularly at Hallamshire Golf Club, also the home of former US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.
The 46-year-old will be competing for a spot in the Celebrity Series Grand Final in Mauritius in December and is ready to tee it up on the famous links layout.
“I can’t wait – that is a phenomenal golf course,” Walker said. “I went on a family holiday to Aberdeen many years ago and it wasn’t as good as it is now but the course is amazing.
“The way they run the tournament is great as well. Access for people getting into the game, getting some famous faces to play with the golfers, it’s a brilliant event to go and watch.
“The Staysure event as part of the Legends Tour – I love the fact there are companies out there who really care about growing golf and being aligned with it. So come along and watch – but not necessarily for my swing!
“Someone asked me recently; ‘You’ve got a brilliant job, what’s the best thing about it?’ I gave her the official answer, but the unofficial answer is that I get to play some lovely golf courses!”
Walker will also be competing for a share of £100,000 for his chosen charity, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, of which he is a patron.
“I don’t think about much on a golf course but when I’m playing for a charity I do think about that,” he said.
“You do think a little bit more about those four foot putts because if you can beat Robbie Fowler and win money for your charity that’s great.
“But the good thing is the money does go to a charity whatever happens. I’m not an original Sheffielder but I’m an honorary Sheffielder so to be able to support a hospital that means so much to the people of the city – I love being a patron for them.”
Tickets and playing experiences are still available for the Legends Tour and Wapp Celebrity Series event. Tickets are only £15 for adults, and you can get more information on playing alongside the legends here.
Read a full-length interview with Dan Walker in issue 203 of bunkered, on sale Friday.
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