McGinley And Campbell Confirmed For Staysure PGA Seniors Championship In August

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Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and 2005 US Open winner Michael Campbell will tee it up at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at Formby Golf Club & Formby Ladies Golf Club from August 24-28. 

McGinley, who in 2014 became the first Irishman to captain the European Ryder Cup team, will continue his 2022 Legends Tour season in August at Formby, fresh off hosting the Irish Legends at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort the previous week.

Joining McGinley in Merseyside will be Major winner Campbell - who famously won the US Open 17 years ago at Pinehurst by memorably holding off Tiger Woods over the closing holes – and defending champion Paul Broadhurst, who also won the 2016 Senior Open Championship and 2018 Senior PGA Championship.

The fourth Celebrity Series event of the season will also take place at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship on Wednesday, August 24, with some familiar names from the world of football in attendance.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham will join Liverpool icons Sir Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Alan Hansen. TV broadcaster Dan Walker will also be in attendance, as will snooker legend and Formby member, John Parrott.

The 2022 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will return to the venue where it was played in 2021 when Broadhurst took home the trophy, ending an almost three-year wait for a win. The Englishman won the event by one stroke, pipping compatriot John Bickerton and Frenchman Thomas Levet to the title.

Keith Mitchell, chief marketing officer for the Legends Tour, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Legends Tour back to Formby for what promises to be an exciting week of golf. The course will offer a great challenge for not only the celebrities in attendance, but also for the strong list of players that have been confirmed for this year’s event.”

The Legends Tour still has limited places available to live the life of a golf ‘Legend’ in front of crowds and TV cameras in the Alliance Series and Celebrity Series at the stunning Formby Golf Club & Formby Ladies Golf Club, which is steeped in history and heritage. These experiences provide amateur golfers unrivalled once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rub shoulders with the golfing greats.

There is still limited availability to watch the Legends in action at the weekend.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x