Callum Shinkwin will be in one of the more high-profile pairings when the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship gets underway tomorrow after being partnered with Kevin Pietersen.

The Bushey-based Moor Park Golf Club professional and the former England cricketer, who scored more than 8,000 runs in his Test career, are due to get their campaign underway from the first tee on Carnoustie's Championship Course at 9.33am.

Despite having to pull out of last week’s British Masters with a wrist problem, Shinkwin’s club-mate Matt Wallace is also in the field for the event that is played on three of Scotland's most renowned courses.

He has been partnered with journalist David Walsh and, coincidentally, they are also sue off at 9.33am from the 10th on St Andrews’ Old Course.

The European Tour event sees two competitions run in parallel as players tackle the courses at St Andrews and Carnoustie, as well as Kingsbarns Golf Links. Each professional is partnered with an amateur for the duration of the event, with players alternating between the three courses.

While the professionals take part in a strokeplay tournament as per a usual European Tour event, there is also a Pro-Am competition with the best score on each hole from every pair counting.

The field is reduced to 60 professionals including ties, plus the top 20 Pro-Am teams, after the first three days, with Sunday’s final round being staged at St Andrews.