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Man City's Pep Guardiola, Tommy Fleetwood to team up at Pro-Am event

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will team up with top golfer Tommy Fleetwood at a Celebrity Pro-Am event.

The City boss was on the golf course with Fleetwood last month when his team were confirmed as Premier League champions following Manchester United's surprise home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Now the pair will team up at the the Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth ahead of the BMW PGA Championship -- an event won by Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Rory McIlory in the past.

Fleetwood says they hit it off after their round on a Cheshire golf course as Guardiola took a break from City's intense title challenge.

"We were introduced through a mutual friend because I had always admired Pep and knew he liked a game of golf," Fleetwood said.

"I don't think either of us expected to get on with each other as well as we did but we hit it off immediately; his sense of humour is very similar to mine.

"He's a very good golfer and works hard at practising, too. I don't think he's the type to do anything half-halfheartedly. His son plays some great golf as well. I think if Pep took golf up he could be a champion.

"I wasn't with him when he found out United had lost, but he screamed his delight down the phone to me when the result came in just after we had left the course. It was very funny."

A number of former players will also play at the tournament including former England players Alan Shearer, Paul Scholes, Robbie Fowler and Jamie Redknapp and ex-City and Untied goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.

"I've heard some great things about the BMW PGA Championship and I'm looking forward to testing myself in the Pro-Am," Guardiola said.

"After winning the Premier League, it will be a nice way to finish a great season.

"I know there are quite a few sports stars and former footballers in the field, so I think it will be very competitive and hopefully my golf will live up to the event."

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.

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