Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship begins on Thursday the 4th of October and will be held over 3 courses, the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
This Championship has a very interesting format. There are two separate competitions in the Championship, one is an individual Professional tournament for the leading golfers in the World with a huge prize fund. The other is a team event where some of the talented amateur celebrity golfers pair up with a professional.
In 2003, Sam Torrance played the team event with his 15 year old son and won the team Championship. Sporting greats such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker and Johan Cruyff all played in 2003.
This mixture of Professional golfers and celebrities in this event is what makes it a success each year with hundreds, if not thousands of spectators turning out every year to capture a slice of the action.
The best European Tour competitors will be in attendance to play with some of the celebrities given an invitation. This year’s field bolsters a very strong mix of the World’s top golfing talent.
This year’s celebrity golfers include Michael Phelps, arguably the best Olympian of all time. Oscar Pistorius, the South African “Blade Runner” will compete and regulars such as Samuel L Jackson and Ian Botham will be likely to make an appearance.
Paul Lawrie and Lee Westwood will lead the home challenge for the Championship and will both be in good form after the conclusion of the Ryder Cup at Medinah. In the past 10 Championships, there have been 6 British winners including Westwood and Lawrie, also Colin Montgomerie and Stephen Gallacher have been triumphant at this event in the past.
The fans should be out in force to view this year’s event with the best golfers in the world and the most famous celebrities in the world playing at some of the best links courses in the world.
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