Ian Woosnam OBE has been confirmed as one of the first professional players for this years Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Mike Tindall MBE, Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy confirmed for Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship! 

Ian will take part in the professional championships events over the course of the four-day event. The 1991 Masters champion is one of the biggest names in the world of golf and has 51 professional career wins to his name, 29 of which came on the European Tour. And the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship are thrilled to have him return. 

Topping the European Tour’s Order of Merit twice in his extremely successful career, last year saw the Welshman inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame which boasts the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus amongst its members. At the peak of his career, Ian spent a remarkable 51 weeks at the top of the World Golf Rankings.  

‘Woosie’ as he is affectionally known within the sport, will return to Nailcote Hall this summer to take part in the 2018 edition of the Championship where he will be hoping to get his hands on the coveted trophy, and the €50,000 prize that comes with it. He will be joined on the Cromwell course by two-time Major winner, Tony Jacklin CBE, who is back as tournament host with more names set to be announced in the coming weeks. 

As tournament host, Tony is delighted to see Ian confirmed for this year’s event. He said: “Ian is one of the best golfers of his generation and has won some of the world’s biggest events in the sport during his career. I am thrilled that he will be back at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship and am looking forward to seeing him in action.”

A whole host of sponsors have already come on board for this year’s event. Once again, the event’s title sponsor will be nationwide supermarket Farmfoods, with leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc returning as event organisers. Other event partners include Nailcote Hall, Volvik, The Eagle Tour, Sky Sports Golf, Liberty Industries Group, Total Motion, Inspirational Magazine, Finest Catch, Sub70 Golf, Champions Celebrity Talent Agency, VPAR, Champions After Dinner Speakers and Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. 

Yet more celebrity names have been announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, with former England rugby captain Mike Tindall MBE, and Irish boyband stars Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden set to grace the Cromwell Course again this year.

The trio all appeared at the event last year and will be joining fellow celebrities including former-Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman, legendary Arsenal and Wales striker, John Hartson, and ex-England international cricketer James Taylor. 

Mike Tindall MBE is best known for being a member of England’s historic 2003 winning Rugby World Cup team, making 75 appearances for his country in a career that spanned 17 years. He also represented both Bath and Gloucester over 100 times. 

Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden were part of two of the biggest boybands of their generation, Boyzone and Westlife, and have recently joined forces as Boyzlife, performing some of their bands’ greatest hits. 

All three have been warming up for this year’s competition, by taking part in the star-studded BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am which also featured previous BP3 players, Robbie Fowler and Dan Walker. 

Two-time Major winner and Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE, is back as tournament host and is delighted to see Mike, Keith and Brian returning to the Championship. He said: “Mike is one of the biggest stars in the world of sport, so it is great to see him back at this year’s event, last year was his debut at the BP3 so we are all looking forward to seeing him again. Keith and Brian are similarly as well-known in the entertainment industry. The pair are great fun and extremely talented players and I’m sure they’ll bring a fantastic atmosphere to the Championship.”

The Championship is delighted to welcome a range of sponsors to this year’s event including title sponsor, Farmfoods. Leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc are also returning as event organisers. Other event partners include Nailcote Hall, Volvik, The Eagle Tour, Sky Sports Golf, Liberty Industries Group, Total Motion, Inspirational Magazine, Finest Catch, Sub70 Golf, Champions Celebrity Talent Agency, VPAR, Champions After Dinner Speakers and Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. 

This year the event takes place between 7–10 August and FREE tickets are now on offer. For more information, or to register for your tickets, visit the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship website!

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