Scottish rockers Texas will tee-off the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles this September.
The award-winning band, whose hits include Black Eyed Boy and Say What You Want, will headline the opening ceremony of the prestigious golf competition on September 12.
Thousands of people are expected at the Perthshire venue on the eve of the biggest event in women’s golf with the Texas performance the highlight of a day of live music and family entertainment.
Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri said: “It’s great to be performing at this iconic venue in the heart of Scotland supporting sporting success.
“It’s wonderful to have such a prestigious event held at Gleneagles and we are proud to be asked to perform at the opening ceremony of the Solheim Cup.
“I would like to wish both teams good luck and look forward to watching the competition.”
Texas are touring the UK and Europe this summer and they have included The Solheim Cup on their schedule as the penultimate stop of the year.
Paul Bush, Director of Events for Event Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have Texas at the Opening Ceremony.
“They are a huge name with massive global appeal, and they are popular with a very wide range of ages which is perfect for the family-orientated nature of the Solheim Cup.”
“The atmosphere will be electric and everyone is incredibly excited to see this show-stopping day unfold.
“It will be the perfect start to what promises to be a truly world-class event.”
The Solheim Cup will be screened to more than 600 million homes worldwide with the match-play format aiming to engage both the traditional golf audience as well as wider sports fans and raise the profile of women’s golf both in Scotland and internationally.
European Captain and VisitScotland ambassador Catriona Matthew is looking to return the trophy to Europe in 2019 after the USA team won 16 ½ to 11 ½ points in front of record crowds in Iowa in 2017.
Tickets are available to see Texas and all the other live acts for just £25 (free entry for those aged 16 and under with a paying adult).
Reserved seating can be purchased for an extra £20.