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Mark Nicholas

Played cricket for 18 seasons for English county Hampshire, captaining them for ten years.

Also captained England 'A' on tour in Zimbabwe in 1989/90.

Plays most of his golf at Sunningdale.

This is his 20th Alfred Dunhill Links, making the cut once, in 2016.

Now a writer and broadcaster, he says he adored reporting six Ryder Cups for the Daily Telegraph.

Once at The Masters when a storm hit Augusta, he found himself alone in a bush at a deserted Amen Corner, after the course had been cleared apart for him.

He started the cricket charity Chance to Shine which brought the game to state schools that never played it before.