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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship


Padraig Harrington is a 2-time winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Padraig Harrington is a 2-time winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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About the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship:

The Dunhill Links is the European Tour's version of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Which is to say, a multi-course pro-am featuring celebrities and business icons playing alongside the pros. The tournament is played in late September/early October, when the Scottish weather is often chilly and wet, so images from this event frequently feature cold celebs and pros bundled up. The Top 20 pro-am teams stay together for the fourth round, so 20 amateurs get to play all four rounds.
2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
• When: Oct. 2-5
• Where: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, Scotland

2013 Tournament
David Howell beat Peter Uihlein in a playoff for his first victory in seven years. Uihlein tied the tournament 18-hole scoring record with a 60 in the second round, and Uihlein and Howell tied the 72-hole record of 265. But Howell overcame the rookie on the second extra hole, sinking a putt of 10 feet for the title. It was Howell's first victory since the 2006 BMW PGA Championship.

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Tournament Records:

  • 18 holes: 60 - Branden Grace, 2012; Peter Uihlein, 2013
  • 72 holes: 265 - David Howell and Peter Uihlein, 2013

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Golf Courses:

The tournament rotates among three courses over the first three rounds: The Old Course and Kingsbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews, Scotland; and Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland. The finald round is played on The Old Course.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • The tournament debuted in 2001 with Scotsman Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion at Carnoustie, claiming the inaugural trophy.

  • During the third round of the 2003 Dunhill Links, Lee Westwood and Steen Tinning both scored double-eagles. That was the first time in European Tour that two golfers got double eagles in the same round of the same tournament.

  • In 2003, former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance won the pro-am playing with his 15-year-old son Daniel.
  • Fred Couples is another golfer who didn't win the tournament but did win the pro-am. Couples' amateur partner in 2004 was New Zealand businessman Craig Heatley. One year ealier, Heatley was part of the winning pro-am team at Pebble Beach.

  • Padraig Harrington is the only two-time winner thus far, taking the title in 2002 and 2006.

  • At the 2012 tournament, Branden Grace's first-round 60 set the tournament 18-hole scoring record, and matched the European Tour record. His winning total of 266 also matched the tournament 72-hole scoring record.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Winners:

(p-won playoff)

2013 - David Howell, 265
2012 - Branden Grace, 266
2011 - Michael Hoey, 266
2010 - Martin Kaymer, 271
2009 - Simon Dyson, 268
2008 - Robert Karlsson-p, 278
2007 - Nick Dougherty, 270
2006 - Padraig Harrington, 271
2005 - Colin Montgomerie, 279
2004 - Stephen Gallacher-p, 269
2003 - Lee Westwood, 267
2002 - Padraig Harrington-p, 269
2001 - Paul Lawrie, 270

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