Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, is one of the richest golf tournaments on the European Tour with a prize fund amounting to 5 million USD. It is played in October, on three different links courses, centred around the "home of golf", St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
The tournament is a pro-am. Teams of one professional and one amateur play one round each at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
Originally called the Dunhill Links Championship, the event was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Alfred Dunhill 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, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Hugh Grant and Shane Warne.