Former England cricket captain who became a national hero in the Ashes Series victory over Australia in 2005.
Masterminded a remarkable revival in the fortunes of the England team.
A Lancastrian who played for Yorkshire, he was appointed England Test captain in July 2003.
Under him England won six Test series in succession, beating the West Indies (twice), New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh and Australia.
In total he captained England in 51 Test matches, winning 26, the most by any England captain until Joe Root.
He is a member of Wilmslow Golf Club.
This is his 17th Alfred Dunhill Links.