Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the European Tour. It is played in September, on three different links courses, centred on the "home of golf", St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Alfred Dunhill
Links Championship
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship logo.png
Tournament information
LocationAngus and Fife, Scotland
Course(s)St Andrews (Old Course)
Par72 (SA) · 72 (C) · 72 (K)
Length7,307 yards (6,682 m) (SA)
7,412 yards (6,778 m) (C)
7,150 yards (6,540 m) (K)
Organized byIMG
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$5,000,000
Month playedSeptember
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Tyrrell Hatton (2017)
To par−24 as above
Current champion
France Victor Perez
Location Map
Old Course at St Andrews is located in Scotland
Old Course at St Andrews
Old Course at St Andrews
Location in Scotland
Old Course at St Andrews is located in Fife
Old Course at St Andrews
Old Course at St Andrews
Old Course at St Andrews (Fife)

The tournament is a pro-am, with the format based on the long-running United States PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am held annually since 1937 (except during the Second World War), where each team consists of one amateur and one professional. The three course rotation consists of The Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links.

The 54-hole cut is made of the top 60 professionals and the leading 20 pro-am teams, regardless of the professional member of the team making the individual cut. These players and teams advance to the final round at St Andrews.

Originally called the Dunhill Links Championship, the event was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Alfred Dunhill Cup, a three-man team tournament which became marginalised when the long established World Cup of Golf was given enhanced status as part of the World Golf Championships in 2000, becoming the WGC-World 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, Matthew Pinsent, Hugh Grant, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius and Shane Warne.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
Runner(s)-up Pro-Am winners
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[1]
2019 Victor Perez   France 266 −22 1 stroke   Matthew Southgate Tommy Fleetwood & Ogden Phipps
2018 Lucas Bjerregaard   Denmark 273 −15 1 stroke   Tommy Fleetwood
  Tyrrell Hatton
Li Haotong & Allen Zhang
2017 Tyrrell Hatton (2)   England 264 −24 3 strokes   Ross Fisher Jamie Donaldson & Kieran McManus
2016 Tyrrell Hatton   England 265 −23 4 strokes   Ross Fisher
  Richard Sterne
Danny Willett & Jonathan Smart
2015 Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 270 −18 2 strokes   Brooks Koepka
  Chris Stroud
Florian Fritsch & Michael Ballack
2014 Oliver Wilson   England 271 −17 1 stroke   Tommy Fleetwood
  Rory McIlroy
  Richie Ramsay
Peter Lawrie & Kieran McManus
2013 David Howell   England 265 −23 Playoff   Peter Uihlein Thomas Levet & David Sayer
2012 Branden Grace   South Africa 266 −22 2 strokes   Thorbjørn Olesen Alex Norén & Ernesto Bertarelli
2011 Michael Hoey   Northern Ireland 266 −22 2 strokes   Rory McIlroy Nick Dougherty & Chris Evans
2010 Martin Kaymer   Germany 271 −17 3 strokes   Danny Willett Robert Karlsson & Dermot Desmond
2009 Simon Dyson   England 268 −20 3 strokes   Rory McIlroy
  Oliver Wilson
Søren Hansen & Kieran McManus
2008 Robert Karlsson   Sweden 278 −10 Playoff   Ross Fisher
  Martin Kaymer
John Bickerton & Bruce Watson
2007 Nick Dougherty   England 270 −18 2 strokes   Justin Rose Scott Strange & Robert Coe
2006 Pádraig Harrington (2)   Ireland 271 −17 5 strokes   Bradley Dredge
  Edward Loar
  Anthony Wall
Pádraig Harrington & J. P. McManus
Dunhill Links Championship
2005 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 279 −9 1 stroke   Kenneth Ferrie Henrik Stenson & Rurik Gobel
2004 Stephen Gallacher   Scotland 269 −19 Playoff   Graeme McDowell Fred Couples & Craig Heatley
2003 Lee Westwood   England 267 −21 1 stroke   Ernie Els Sam Torrance & Daniel Torrance
2002 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 269 −19 Playoff   Eduardo Romero Pádraig Harrington & J. P. McManus
2001 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 270 −18 1 stroke   Ernie Els Brett Rumford & Chris Peacock


  1. ^ Stafford, Ali (27 July 2020). "Alfred Dunhill Links Championship cancelled due to coronavirus". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

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Coordinates: 56°09′N 3°07′W / 56.15°N 3.12°W / 56.15; -3.12