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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Alfred Dunhill
Links Championship
Tournament information
Location Angus and Fife, Scotland
Established 2001
Course(s) St Andrews (Old Course)
Par 72 (SA) · 72 (C) · 72 (K)
Length 7,307 yards (6,682 m) (SA)
7,412 yards (6,778 m) (C)
7,150 yards (6,540 m) (K)
Organized by IMG
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$5,000,000
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 David Howell (2013)
265 Peter Uihlein (2013)
To par −23 David Howell (2013)
−23 Peter Uihlein (2013)
Current champion
Thorbjørn Olesen
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is located in the United Kingdom
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Location in Scotland

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, is one of the richest golf tournaments on the European Tour. It is played in October, on three different links courses, centred on the "home of golf", St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

The tournament is a pro-am, with the format based on the long-running United States PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am held annually since 1937 (except during World War II), where each team consists of one amateur and one professional. The three course rotation consists of The Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links.

The 54-hole cut is made of the top 60 professionals and the leading 20 pro-am teams, regardless of the professional member of the team making the individual cut. These players and teams advance to the final round at St Andrews.

Originally called the Dunhill Links Championship, the event was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Alfred Dunhill Cup, a three-man team tournament which became marginalised when the long established World Cup of Golf was given enhanced status as part of the World Golf Championships in 2000, becoming the WGC-World Cup.

To increase interest in the event, many of the amateurs are well known personalities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. These have included Nigel Mansell, Ian Botham, Gary Lineker, Boris Becker, Michael Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Vaughan, Matthew Pinsent, Hugh Grant, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius and Shane Warne.


Year Winner Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Pro-Am winners
2015 Thorbjørn Olesen 270 (−18) 2 strokes Brooks Koepka
Chris Stroud
Florian Fritsch & Michael Ballack
2014 Oliver Wilson 271 (−17) 1 stroke Tommy Fleetwood
Rory McIlroy
Richie Ramsay
Peter Lawrie & Kieran McManus
2013 David Howell 265 (−23) Playoff Peter Uihlein Thomas Levet & David Sayer
2012 Branden Grace 266 (−22) 2 strokes Thorbjørn Olesen Alexander Norén & Ernesto Bertarelli
2011 Michael Hoey 266 (−22) 2 strokes Rory McIlroy Nick Dougherty & Chris Evans
2010 Martin Kaymer 271 (−17) 3 strokes Danny Willett Robert Karlsson & Dermot Desmond
2009 Simon Dyson 268 (−20) 3 strokes Rory McIlroy
Oliver Wilson
Søren Hansen & Kieran McManus 
2008 Robert Karlsson 278 (−10) Playoff Ross Fisher
Martin Kaymer
John Bickerton & Bruce Watson 
2007 Nick Dougherty 270 (−18) 2 strokes Justin Rose Scott Strange & Robert Coe 
2006 Pádraig Harrington (2) 271 (−17) 5 strokes Bradley Dredge
Edward Loar
Anthony Wall
Pádraig Harrington & J. P. McManus 
2005 Colin Montgomerie 279 (−9) 1 stroke Kenneth Ferrie Henrik Stenson & Rurik Gobel 
2004 Stephen Gallacher 269 (−19) Playoff Graeme McDowell Fred Couples & Craig Heatley 
2003 Lee Westwood 267 (−21) 1 stroke Ernie Els Sam Torrance & Daniel Torrance 
2002 Pádraig Harrington 269 (−19) Playoff Eduardo Romero Pádraig Harrington & J. P. McManus 
2001 Paul Lawrie 270 (−18) 1 stroke Ernie Els Brett Rumford & Chris Peacock 

External links

  • Official site
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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