Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with stars
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1952
What starts on Thursday is one of the most iconic tournaments of the entire DP World Tour 2022, and more generally of golf as such. We go to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which in the space of twenty years has become an unmissable event even for numerous champions who usually stop on the PGA Tour.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, statements
Golf: star parade at the 2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with McIlroy, Fitzpatrick, Francesco Molinari and Migliozzi at the start The most important feature of this event is one: you compete on three different courses, all extremely symbolic in Scotland.
These are Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St. Andrews, with the latter having recently hosted the 150th edition of the Open Championship and is, by acclamation, the temple of golf. The rotation of the fields is carried out for the first three laps, while those who managed to pass the cut (after the third lap for obvious reasons of fairness) play the last in St.
Andrews. Within the actual competition there is also one in Pro-Am quota: it is not by chance that the cut is specifically reserved for the best 60 of the professional race (except for parity, which obviously occur) and to the best 20 of the Pro- Am.
The latter, among others, is attended by the American actress Kathryn Newton, the Irish singer Ronan Keating, the English actor Bill Murray, the legendary tank top Steve Redgrave and also Gianfranco Zola, who has left more than one trace in football.
English land. And there's also Dave Farrell, "Phoenix", Linkin Park's bassist. As for the actual race, it is enough to mention three names to understand the level we will see during the week: Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, Shane Lowry.
In particular, the Northern Irishman is the main observed special also for a reason linked to the world ranking. With the old system, in fact, it would have already been number 1 in the world. With the current one, which "weakens" the DP World Tour in an arbitrary and senseless way, if it does not finish in the top 10 it will risk going down to number 3.
Since someone from LIV Golf will also be present, a certain number of tensions cannot be ruled out. As for Italy, Guido Migliozzi is back in the race immediately after the splendid success at the French Open with the second shot at 18 which is by right among the best of the year, and perhaps the best, on the circuit.
With him also Francesco Molinari, Andrea Pavan, Renato Paratore, Filippo Celli and Francesco Laporta, each looking for their own goals between maintaining good form and hunting for a good ranking in terms of Race to Dubai.