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26 May 2016

Iron Chairman Peter Swann was part of the winning team at the BMW Championship Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth Golf Club this week.

He was joined in his group by 2012 Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts, One Direction popstar Niall Horan and Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll.

The tour was able to raise £38,000 to help the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens charity.

"We were delighted to win, and it was an absolute privilege to play alongside Nicolas, Niall and Brian, who I'd like to thank,” said the Chairman.

"It was fantastic to raise money for such a worthy cause."

A huge congratulations to our overall Pro-Am winners - @Coelsss, @NiallOfficial, @BrianODriscoll & Peter Swann!

— BMW PGA Championship (@BMWPGA) May 25, 2016

The event is the traditional curtain-raiser for the PGA Championship event, which takes place this coming weekend.

A wealth of stars made their way to Surrey to play in the celebrity tournament, in which professional players are partnered in teams with three amateur players.

Numerous stars from the world of sport and entertainment, including Iron vice president Sir Ian Botham, took part in the event.

Stars from the world of football who took part included Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel, Robbie Fowler, Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Savage, Gary McAllister, Matt Le Tissier, Tim Sherwood, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle, Alan Hansen, Dwight Yorke, Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit, Joey Barton, Mark Hughes and Charlie Adam.

As well as Botham, other cricketing stars who took part were Brian Lara, Allan Lamb, Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan, Shaun Pollock, Graeme Swann, Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen.

Some of the other famous sporting names in attendance included jockey Sir Tony McCoy, TV presenter Dan Walker, rugby players Will Carling and Mike Tindall, tennis star Tim Henman, snooker player Stephen Hendry, and Formula 1 legend Nigel Mansell.

As far as non-sport celebrities goes, One Direction's Horan was the biggest name in attendance, while famous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan also took part.

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