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Pulp Fiction star Samuel L Jackson is the celebrity that most Scots would like to play a round of golf with, according to a survey for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

 

Research revealed that 12% of people surveyed would have the all time highest grossing box office star as their partner on the golf course – but when it comes to celebrating a hole in one, most would want to raise a glass with royal party animal Prince Harry.

While Jackson, who is so passionate about the sport that he has a clause in his movie contracts so he can get time off to play twice a week, came out as the nation’s favourite golf partner, James Bond star Sir Sean Connery was narrowly pipped into second place.

Sir Sean, who captured 11.8% of the vote, learned to play golf during the early 1960s for his role as 007 in Goldfinger, and has been playing ever since. George Clooney was third most popular with 10.6% of respondents saying they would like to hit the fairways with him – however he was the most popular choice with females.

All eyes may be on Andy Murray as he battles to retain his Wimbledon crown, but it seems that Scots would rather he stayed on the tennis court and off the golf course. In terms of Scottish personalities who respondents would like to play a round with, Billy Connolly came out on top at 24.3%, while Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor was second most popular with just over 12% of votes cast.

Only 10% of Scots wanted to team up with Andy, while mum, Judy, was the choice for just 1.3%. 

The survey by OnePoll was commissioned ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, which takes place at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire from 12 – 16 July. It includes a stellar line-up of the world’s best golfers, including world number four Rory McIlroy, The Open champion Henrik Stenson, and former Masters winner Adam Scott.

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