Next month the Royal Golf Club’s Montgomerie Course will play host to some of the world’s top golfers and most famous sporting celebrities in a unique tournament format.

IMG Worldwide and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) are organising the weekend of competitive golf and special events, taking place from April 13-14, 2012.

Paul Casey, Colin Montgomerie and Thomas Bjorn are among the pros already confirmed to face-off over 18 holes, and each player will form a team of two alongside Tim Henman, American football icon Joe Montana, and football legends Gianluca Vialli and Ruud Gullit.

The pro-celebrity tournament will take place a week prior to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, and is one of a growing number of international sporting events held in the Kingdom.

Paul Casey, an 11-time winner on the European Tour including last year’s Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain, said: “I am delighted to be returning to Bahrain for this showcase event at the magnificent Montgomerie Course.

“The weekend of events and the unique pro-celeb tournament will undoubtedly provide terrific entertainment for visitors from Bahrain and across the region.”

The tournament will take place at the Royal Golf Club’s Montgomerie Course which opened in 2009. Co-designed by Montgomerie the 7,243 yard, Par-72 championship course is one of the finest in the region.

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