Before the biggest names in golf take to Le Golf National this weekend, notable figures from the world of sport, music and entertainment have strutted their stuff.
The Ryder Cup Celebrity Match takes place on Tuesday afternoon on the course in Paris, with 20 famous faces – 10 Europeans and 10 from the USA – competing in a nine-hole tournament.
Among those representing Europe are ex-footballers Luis Figo and Alessandro Del Piero, as well as One Direction singer Niall Horan and 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan.
John McEnroe tees off in the Ryder Cup Celebrity match at Le Golf National in Paris
The Americans had serious star power with actors Samuel L Jackson and Luke Wilson
Europe meanwhile were represented by footballing icons Luis Figo and Alessandro del Piero
Del Piero proved adept on the course as he did on the pitch, here chipping out the bunker
Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll formed a formidable pairing with comedian Dany Boon
One Direction star Niall Horan (left) also represented Europe, alongside actor Jamie Dornan
Dornan, star of the 50 Shades of Grey series of movies, hugs Europe captain Thomas Bjorn
THE EUROPEAN CELEBRITY TEAM
Jamie Dornan – actor
Luis Figo – ex-footballer
Guy Forget – ex-tennis player
Alessandro Del Piero – ex-footballer
Dany Boon – comedian
Laura Flessel-Colovic – former French sports minister
David Ginola – ex-footballer
Yannick Noah – ex-tennis player
Brian O’Driscoll – ex-rugby player
Niall Horan – singer
THE AMERICAN CELEBRITY TEAM
Kelly Slater – surfer
Condoleezza Rice – former US secretary of state
James Blake – ex-tennis player
Samuel L Jackson – actor
Greg Kinnear – actor
John McEnroe – ex-tennis player
Michael Phelps – ex-swimmer
Kurt Russell – actor
Luke Wilson – actor
Nick Jonas – singer
The American team is likely to be fiery, with tennis star John McEnroe and Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, among their number.
The match, which will be played over holes one to five and 15 to 18, will kick off the week’s festivities as the first match on the course this week.
The format saw the 10 celebs on both sides split into five pairings who faced up, with whichever team had the most winning pairs claiming the bragging rights.
McEnroe acknowledges the Parisian crowd as he partnered James Blake on the course
Pulp Fiction and Avengers star Jackson waves to the crowd as he is welcomed to the course
Jackson provided Hollywood glamour as he paired with Hateful Eight co-star Kurt Russell
Jackson was chauffeured along the Ryder Cup course on a buggy as he played
Russell fires off a tee shot, however he and Jackson fell behind early on in their pairs match
Olympian Michael Phelps walks the course with his opponent, actor Jamie Dornan
Phelps, partnered with singer Nick Jones, retrieves the ball after sinking an early putt
Ex-secretary of state Condoleezza Rice of Team USA walks to the tee before her match
Figo and Del Piero of Europe bump fists after taking an early lead in their pairs match
There was an all tennis clash between Yannick Noah and Guy Forget, two former French players, against McEnroe and James Blake.
Figo and Del Piero paired up against actors Luke Wilson and Greg Kinnear, while Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson, who starred together in Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight, partnering again, versus Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll and French comedian Dany Boon.
Another former football, ex-Newcastle and Spurs man David Ginola, paired with politician Laura Flessel against unlikely couple ex-US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and surfer Kelly Slater.
Horan and Dornan faced Phelps and singer Nick Jonas in the final pairing in the cold September sunshine of Paris.
In the early stages, the sides proved evenly matched – teams Figo-Del Piero and Boon-O’Driscoll went 2-0 up, while McEnroe-Blake and Phelps-Jonas gained early advantages for the Americans.
However Team USA gained the lead when Slater-Rice went ahead, while Wilson-Kinnear managed to pull a game back.
More to follow.
French ex-tennis players Guy Forget and Yannick Noah were a popular pair with the crowd
Another Frenchman, ex-Spurs and Newcastle star David Ginola, ponders his next move
Ginola has a team talk with his golfing partner, French politician Laura Flessel-Colovic