Yuvraj Singh joins Icons Golf Series


Yuvraj Singh of India celebrates with team mate Suresh Raina after taking the wicket of Younus Khan of Pakistan during the 2011 ICC World Cup second Semi-Final between India and Pakistan 

40-year-old former Indian cricket player and a member of the historical 2011 World Cup winning team has officially stepped into the world of golf after signing up with the Team Rest of the World roster, captained by Ernie Els, for the inaugural US event at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 30-July 1, 2022.

The competition will bring together the world’s most iconic athletes across multiple sports and features a 10-hole team match-play tournament format with global sporting stars involved like never before. 

Singh was a child cricket prodigy and announced himself on the world stage during India’s victorious 2000 Under-19 World Cup before helping India to glory in the 2002 NatWest final at Lord’s. He also helped India to win the 2007 World T20, notably hitting six sixes in an over and hitting the Australian attack for a 30-ball 70. 


Singh will join the Team Rest of the World led by four-time Major champion and captain Ernie Els, former World No. 1, three-time Grand Slam winner Ash Barty, boxing’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez, two-time Champions League title winner and legendary Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, England National Team Captain and three-time Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane, Cricketer of the Decade 2000, Ricky Ponting, World Rugby Hall of Famer, George Gregan, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, AB de Villiers and three-time Premier League winner and current Liverpool footballer, James Milner MBE.

The Team USA roster is led by World Golf Hall of Famer and captain Fred Couples, and features the most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan, two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger, two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith, and 2022 Super Bowl champion Andrew Whitworth.

Previously, Kapil Dev has also featured in a similar celebrity team event in Dubai under the captaincy of Ernie Els. 



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