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Encyclopedia > Dunhill Links Championship

The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. It is played over three links courses in Scotland, with the final round being played on the Old Course at the "home of golf" St Andrews. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... A links golf course, sometimes referred to as a Seaside links is the oldest style of course, first developed in Scotland, where golf originated. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ... St Andrews Links in the city of St Andrews, Scotland, is regarded as the home of golf. Golf has been played here ever since the 15th century. ...

The tournament was introduced in 2001 was a replacement for the Alfred Dunhill Cup, a three man team tournament which was 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. The new tournament is a pro-am. Teams of one professional and one amateur play one round each at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. It is a men's professional event, but women amateurs may enter. The leading 60 professionals make the cut to play in the final round, as do the leading 20 teams, whether or not the professional member of the team made the cut personally. The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland is a small town (pop. ...

Many of the amateurs are celebrities. These have included Nigel Mansell, Ian Botham, Gary Lineker, Boris Becker Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson and Hugh Grant. The closest equivalent to the Dunhill Links Championship on the PGA Tour is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Nigel Mansell driving in the American CART racing series in 1993 Nigel Mansell (born August 8, 1953) is a British former racing driver who won world championships in both Formula One (1992) and CART (1993). ... Ian Terence Botham OBE, (born November 24, 1955) (nicknamed Beefy) was one of Englands best-ever cricketers and one of the best all-round cricketers of all time. ... Gary Winston Lineker OBE, (born 30 November 1960), was a notable English international footballer. ... Boris Franz Becker (b. ... Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) is an American actor and producer. ... Categories: 1948 births | Cinema actors | American actors | African-American actors | Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominee | Actor stubs ... Hugh Grant (born September 9, 1960, London, England) is a British actor. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. ...

Winners of the professional event

Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... Paul Lawrie (born 1 January 1969) is a Scottish golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1999. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ...

External link

Official site (http://www.dunhilllinks.com/start/default.asp)



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