There’s just oo much going on in the world of golf for my distracted mind to focus on one specific subject so it’s time for one of the occasional columns of whimsical miscellany...
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Lucas Bjerregaard wasn’t going to be denied his triumphant walk up the Old Course’s 18th at St Andrews despite the weather-defying re-structuring of the schedule on the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and it turned out to be even more memorable than he’d hoped.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been the late-arriving cavalry for Scottish European Tour professionals so often in the past, but only Stephen Gallacher left St Andrews with safety secured on Sunday night.
Buoyed by the news that the women injured by his errant shot on Thursday had been discharged from hospital and was actually back watching golf yesterday, Tyrrell Hatton is in poised for a special bit of history at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The fat $5 million prizefund at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has often been the saviour for many a Scots player with his European Tour rights in peril, although that’s an unfamiliar situation for Richie Ramsay.
It’s not a sudden epidemic –it happens at every big golf tournament – but another spectator felled by a loose shot from a prominent player in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday makes it feel like it is.
Dunhill Links: Tommy Fleetwood’s hangover lasts only for ten holes as windy Dunhill keeps scores high
Exactly a year to the day he claimed his course record in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Tommy Fleetwood returns to Carnoustie having ended his Ryder Cup hangover in abrupt fashion at Kingsbarns yesterday.
PICTURES: Actors Luke Wilson and Kyle MacLachlan join likes of Ronan Keating and Piers Morgan at Courier Country golf courses
Celebrities have joined golfing stars for the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Tayside and Fife.
Golf fans are being given the chance to help create a new statue for one of the game’s little-known pioneers.
Playing St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns in a tournament not quite as intense as the usual tour stops is a pretty nice way to get back to the day job, but there’s no danger anyway of Tommy Fleetwood or Tyrrell Hatton coming down quite yet.