2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview: Leaderboard

Ryder Cup hero Martin Kaymer back on European soil

EUROPE’S Ryder Cup heroes Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson will get a rousing reception this week when they return to European soil to compete in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course at St Andrews.

The European trio will be back on the more familiar footing of The Race to Dubai after what the (European) locals are calling “the Miracle of Medinah”.

Also on hand from what was a truly stunning Ryder Cup will be Europe’s Vice Captains Thomas Björn, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Paul McGinley.

From the losing side popular American big hitter Dustin Johnson will no doubt garner some sympathy from the Scottish crowds.

The US$5million tournament incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers.

The very strong line-up includes current British Open Champion Ernie Els, 2012 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, 2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel and fellow Major winners Rich Beem, Michael Campbell , Padraig Harrington and Shaun Micheel.

There’s also a substantial Aussie contingent including Peter O’Malley, Matthew Griffin, Richard Green, Andrew Dodt, Kieran Pratt, Matthew Zions, David Gleeson, Adam Crawford, Rohan Blizard, Ryan Haller, Brett Rumford, Terry Pilkadaris, Nick Cullen and Ashley Hall.

The 2012 Dunhill Links Championship is being telecast in Australia on Fox Sports beginning Thursday 10.30pm to 2.30am.

2012 Dunhill Links Championship Leaderboard

2012 Dunhill Links Championship Leaderboard
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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