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Matthew is out to match his Goode performance

Screen star Matthew Goode admits one of his favourite roles was understudying 2016 US Masters champion Danny Willett at the Alfred Dunhill Links six years ago.

The talented British actor, who has starred in a long list of successful films including Match Point, Brideshead Revisited and The Imitation Game, partnered Willett in the 2010 Championship and played with Martin Kaymer, the eventual winner, in the final group.

Matthew said: “Playing in the Dunhill is special. It’s unusual to be able to spend a week so close to so many of one’s own heroes. Not only the golfers themselves, but the other extraordinary men and women from sport, the arts and business.”

“My best moments so far were playing in the final group with Danny Willett in my first year and making the cut. It was neck and neck between Danny and Martin Kaymer all the way around. Danny eagled the 14 with a bit of a monster.

“Martin then made a difficult birdie to go back in to the lead and just pipped Danny by the finish. The quality from both was extraordinary and to be inside the ropes was incredible.

“I’m a little competitive. It depends if there is any money riding on the game or not! I think all the amateurs taking part dream of making the cut and playing on the final day at St Andrews.”