A classic event is back on the DP World Tour calendar, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, scheduled from 29 September to 2 October. Born in 2001 and now in its 21st edition, the tournament is held with the Pro-Am formula, with couples, made up of a pro and an amateur, which will feature personalities from the world of sport, entertainment and culture.
It is played on the three Scottish courses of the Old Course of St. Andrews, of the Carnoustie Golf Links and of the Kingsbarns Golf Links on the distance of 72 holes with cut after 54 which will leave the first 60 pros of the individual ranking in the final round.
first 20 pairs of the team one, in addition to ties.
Dunhill Links, schedule
Six Italians in the race: Guido Migliozzi, much awaited after the spectacular comeback with which he won last Sunday in the Cazoo Open de France, Francesco Molinari, determined to take points in the race towards the Ryder Cup 2023, Renato Paratore, Andrea Pavan and Francesco Laporta, a trio aimed at closing the season with significant highs, and Filippo Celli, who turned pro at the DS Automobiles 79th Italian Open.
In the field McIlroy, Fitzpatrick and Horschel - Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, world number two, English Matt Fitzpatrick, number ten, and American Billy Horschel, number fifteen, attract attention in a high-level field where there are other competitors in the top 50 of the World ranking such as Irish Shane Lowry, British Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood, Belgian Thomas Pieters, South African Louis Oosthuizen, the other American Talor Gooch and New Zealander Ryan Fox.
Defending the title Danny Willett, 35, next October 3, a native of Sheffield, eight successes on the circuit, one of which in a Major (The Masters 2016), in a context that includes eight other past winners. The aforementioned Hatton (2016, 2017), the only one to have scored the consecutive double, and the Irish Padraig Harrington (2002, 2006), and on one occasion the Frenchman Victor Perez (2019), the Danes Lucas Bjerregaard (2018) and Thorbjorn Olesen (2015), the South African Branden Grace (2012) and the British Oliver Wilson (2014) and David Howell (2013), with the latter leading to 705 races held on the circuit and approaching further to the Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, record holder with 719, but above all he is one step away from the second, the Scotsman Sam Torrance (706).
Other possible protagonists, besides of course Migliozzi and Molinari, the Iberians Adri Arnaus and Pablo Larrazabal, the Danish twins Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, the second overtaken in extremis by Migliozzi in France, the Scottish Robert MacIntyre, who scored in the Italian Open , and South Africans Hennie Du Plessis and Daniel Van Tonder.