The St Andrews night sky will come alive with a spectacular fireworks display on the eve of the final day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
An annual favourite with golfers, spectators and St Andrews residents, the display will begin at 8.25pm on Saturday and take place on the West Sands, adjacent to the Old Course.
The best view will be from Links Road, behind the 17th green on the Old Course, and from the track in front of the Old Course Hotel.
The field for this year’s Championship is the strongest ever and includes world top ten golfers Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, plus Open Champion Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, American Tony Finau, Lee Westwood and Major Champions Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, the current European Ryder Cup captain, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Danny Willett.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship celebrates links golf at its finest and is played over the Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. With a prize fund of US$5 million, it incorporates two separate competitions - an individual tournament for the leading professionals and a team championship in which the pro’s are paired with amateur golfers.
Among the amateurs are Hollywood legends Bill Murray and Justin Timberlake, actors Matthew Goode, Greg Kinnear and Luke Wilson, rock stars Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, Huey Lewis, Dave Farrell, Mike Rutherford and Brad Simpson and sport stars Sir Ian Botham, Sir Steve Redgrave, Wladimir Klitschko, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne, Luis Figo, Ruud Gullit, Vinnie Jones, Jamie Redknapp, Andriy Shevchenko and Sir Anthony (AP) McCoy.
This is the 35th year that Alfred Dunhill has supported golf at St Andrews, through the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and previously the Alfred Dunhill Cup. Since the creation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation in 2011 more than £7million has been raised for charity.
Admission is free for all spectators over the first three days with final day tickets on Sunday, September 29 available to purchase at the entrance gates for £20 (Concessions £15).