Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the European Tour. It is played in early October on three different links courses around the " home of golf " St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
The tournament is a Pro-Am, that is, occur on teams that are composed of professional golfers and amateurs. Played a round at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, respectively. These three rounds followed by a cut. The leading sixty Professionals may continue to play the final round at St Andrews. Then there are the leading twenty teams, regardless of whether the professionals of the teams have managed the individual cut.
Originally introduced in 2001 as Dunhill Links Championship, replacing the event the Alfred Dunhill Cup ( 1985-2000 ), a three-member team tournament. This lost in 2000 in importance, as the World Cup of Golf was counted under the name WGC - World Cup for the World Golf Championships tournament series. The luxury goods brand dunhill since 1985 sponsor and namesake of the event.
Celebrities from sports and entertainment To increase the interest in the event regularly invited. Have participated as amateurs so far, among other things, Nigel Mansell, Ian Botham, Gary Lineker, Boris Becker, Franz Klammer, Michael Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Vaughan, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Hugh Grant and Shane Warne. The correspondence of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the PGA Tour is the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro- Am.