Graeme Storm paired with Damon Hill for Alfred Dunhill links Championship

IN TOP FORM: Graeme Storm
IN TOP FORM: Graeme Storm

l GRAEME Storm will have no problem with his driving at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - his celebrity partner is Damon Hill, writes ROY KELLY.

The Hartlepool golfer will link up with the ex-Formula One world champion at the European Tour event where top golfers are paired with players from the world of sport, showbiz and commerce.

Storm and Hill will tee off at St Andrews at 11.23, when they will be joined on the first tee by two-time Major winner, Sandy Lyle, and the Eagles guitarist, Don Felder.

In previous years, the Hartlepool golfer has been paired with his pal Ronan Keating, but the Boyzone singer is an X Factor judge in Australia.

But Storm and Hill will form a new combination at the tournament which is played at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

Hill, son of former world champion Graham, was the F1 king in 1996, spending a chunk of the 90s locked in combat with Michael Schumacher at the top of the tree.

World number one Rory McIlroy teams up with his father Gerry, they are drawn in a fourball with former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and South African businessman Jeremy Ord.

Defending champion David Howell once again partners Hugh Grant, while 2013 runner-up Peter Uihlein is reunited with US rock star Huey Lewis.

Two-time Alfred Dunhill Links Team Championship winners Padraig Harrington and Irish racehorse owner JP McManus will be playing together again bidding for a hat-trick of successes.

Johan Cruyff, Michael Ballack, Ruud Gullit, Sir Bobby Charlton and Alan Hansen are there from the football world while ex-England cricket greats, Sir Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan also play.