ST ANDREWS, August 10, 2018 – A ‘super group’ of great music stars, past and present, are tuning up their golf skills ahead of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Keane’s Tom Chaplin, Linkin Park’s David Farrell, singer and songwriter Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, former lead singer of Westlife, and Mike Rutherford from Genesis – will be sharing the fairways with hugely popular rock legends Huey Lewis and Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres.
After confirming he would be in St Andrews, Ronan Keating, who led the Team Championship with English professional Graeme Storm for two rounds in 2008, tweeted: “I’m so excited to be playing. Days don’t get much better.”
Tom Chaplin tweeted about his invitation: “As precious to an amateur golfer, as a Willy Wonka golden ticket is to a sweet-toothed child.”
With a prize fund of US$5 million, the Alfred Dunhill Links, which raises substantial funds for charity each year, incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and the Team Championship, in which the pro’s are paired with amateur players, creating a unique atmosphere.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which takes place from October 4-7, celebrates links golf at its finest and is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie, venue for last month’s Open Championship, and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links.