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.
Ronan 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 12th appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links.
Says his greatest moment was finishing fifth with Scottish professional Conor Syme last year.
He is a regular presenter on Magic radio and BBC TV’s The One Show.