Born in Dublin, it was as a member of the band Boyzone that he first burst on to the scene during the mid-1990s.
Boyzone’s first UK hit, Love Me For A Reason, reached No 2 in the charts in 1995 and by the end of the 1990s the band had enjoyed six UK No 1 singles and three No 1 albums.
Keating has enjoyed success as a solo artist, with hits such as When You Say Nothing At All and Life Is A Rollercoaster.
This is his 11th appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links.
Says his greatest moment was leading after two days in the Team Championship in 2008 with Graeme Storm.
He is now a regular presenter on Magic radio and BBC TV’s The One Show.