Yet another glorious day dawned at St Andrews for the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The Mediterranean conditions continued and brought smiles to the faces of the players, celebrities and spectators alike. There can’t be a better place to play golf than Fife when the weather is like this.
Many of the leading players were at Carnoustie today and the good conditions certainly helped them shoot some low scores. The joint leaders at 12 under par are at the end of the second round were Tommy Fleetwood and Michael Hoey closely followed by Louis Oosthuizen at 11 under. Defending champion Martin Kaymer is keeping close to the leaders just three shots behind. Plenty of players are within five shots of the lead including Graeme McDowell on 10 under par.
Posted on September 30, 2011 by admin@golfcomms
On Thursday morning the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship started at 9 am at all three courses with players teeing off from the 1st and 10th tee. We could not have wished for better weather. St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie were basking in the sun, the sea was looking as calm as a village pond and not even a wee breeze disturbed the scenery. With temperatures sitting around the 20 degree mark it is the kind of weather that makes people (the visitors especially) fall in love with Scotland. The excitement the good weather brought was still very much alive in the media centre this morning. One of the journalists who has been coming to St Andrews for 23 years to cover various tournaments said that he did not remember having weather like this even once. Well, it certainly is a huge improvement compared to last year when we were nearly blown away together with the whole media tent.
Posted on September 29, 2011 by admin@golfcomms
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the world´s leading golf events. It is a magnet for golfers from every corner of the world and a celebration of links golf, which many believe is the purest form of the game. In 2011 we are celebrating the 11th edition of the event which will be played over three golf courses at St Andrews (Old Course), Kingsbarns and Carnoustie starting with the first round tomorrow.
Posted on September 28, 2011 by admin@golfcomms
Only a few hours to go now before the 2011 Walker Cup kick starts on Saturday, September 11 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland and the excitement is rising. The popular biennial competition will see the most talented amateur golfers from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland contest in the 43rd Match.
The last time the Walker Cup was contested, at Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania, in 2009, the USA defeated Great Britain and Ireland 16 ½ to 9 ½ – the Americans have now won the last three matches home and away. Notable USA performances came from Rickie Fowler, now professional, and his former Oklahoma State University team-mate, Peter Uihlein, who both took four points from a possible four.
Posted on September 9, 2011 by admin@golfcomms