Born in Victoria, Australia, he was one of cricket’s greatest spin bowlers, taking more than 1,000 wickets in Test and One Day Internationals by the time he retired in January 2007.
His total of 708 Test wickets was a world record until surpassed by Muttiah Muralitharan.
He is now a TV cricket analyst. Was coach for the London Spirit team in the new UK ‘Hundred’ competition.
Plays mostly at Capital Golf Club in Melbourne.
This is his 14th appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Has established the Shane Warne Foundation, which raises funds for seriously ill and underprivileged children.