Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2015

Journal

BRANDEN GRACE AND HUEY LEWIS READY TO ROCK AT THE ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP.



BY Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Media Office

Former winner Branden Grace partners rock star Huey Lewis as their bid for the Alfred Dunhill Links Team Championship gets underway at Carnoustie tomorrow.

Among the other pairings to follow, Ronan Keating plays with Lee Westwood, 2013 champion David Howell once again partners Hugh Grant, Andy Garcia teams up with David Horsey and Matthew Goode joins Thomas Bjorn.

Shane Lowry, one of the favourites for the individual title after his massive win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last month, starts his challenge for one of the most prestigious titles in golf at Carnoustie. 

Lowry is paired with fellow Irishman Gerry McManus in the Team Championship and they play in a fourball with two-time winners Padraig Harrington and Irish racehorse owner JP McManus who are bidding for a hat-trick of successes.

One of the partnerships to watch could be Danny Willett and Tim Henman. Willet is in top form after winning the Omega European Masters in July and producing an excellent performance in The Open at St Andrews.

Football fans should head to St Andrews where Michael Ballack, Johan Cruyff, Alessandro del Piero, Ruud Gullit, Alan Hansen and Andriy Shevchenko are all in action.

The Championship, which begins on Thursday and celebrates links golf at its finest, is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links. With a prize fund of US$5 million, the championship incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament for the world's leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers which creates a unique atmosphere.

In June 2011 the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation was established as the official Foundation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, formalising years of charitable giving from which a variety of causes have benefitted.  Since 2001, playing spots have been donated to more than 50 different charities to help them to raise funds. 

The Foundation is committed to developing young amateur golfers in Scotland and South Africa and also supports the University of St Andrews and the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation, which refurbishes and preserves historical monuments in the town. 

Admission is free for all spectators over the first three days with final day tickets on Sunday, October 4 available to purchase at the entrance gates for £20 (Seniors £15) or in advance at http://bit.ly/1RvYset