Day 3 of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, a celebration of links golf at its finest and hosted by three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – The Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship course at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Taking place over four days, and with a prize fund of $5 million, the championship incorporates two separate competitions: an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers, together with a team event in which professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers – all of which creates a unique tournament atmosphere.
Admission for spectators today is free!
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this year welcome back World No. 6 and four-time Major Champion Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman has finished runner-up at the tournament three times previously, including on his last two visits to the event, which runs a Pro-Am tournament alongside the regular 72-hole stroke play format.
Joining McIlroy in the field are Major winners Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie and Graeme McDowell. Tyrrell Hatton will also return to defend the title he won by four shots last year, which included a St Andrews course record of 62 on Saturday and joined by former World No.1 Luke Donald, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, World No.17 Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Chris Wood and Lee Westwood.
Among the amateurs taking part are rock stars Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, Tom Chaplin, Dave Farrell, Huey Lewis, Mike Rutherford and Tico Torres, and film actors Jamie Dornan, Matthew Goode, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Rohrbach.
Three sporting knights Sir Ian Botham, Sir Anthony (A.P) McCoy and Sir Steve Redgrave head an impressive line-up of sports stars, including rugby’s Fourie du Preez, Rob Louw, Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll, footballers Luis Figo and Jamie Redknapp, cricketers Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen, Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis and Mark Nicholas, and former world heavyweight championship Wladimir Klitschko.
This is the entry list that will include the tee times when announced across the three courses.
Admission is on the day. Free entry for spectators at all three courses!
The action continues at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship tomorrow. Tickets for Sunday’s final day are available online and also at the entrance gate of the Old Course, St Andrews.