Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Golf Tips

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Golf Tips

by 3rd October 2016

Golf tips for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Read our betting preview on this European Tour event and get our free golf tips & their betting odds.

Venue & Prize Fund
Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland, Scotland • Purse: $5,000,000

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments played on the European Tour. First played in 2001, it is a relatively young tournament on the circuit but is certainly growing in prominence with every passing year.

It’s probably the only one of its kind, with a pro-am format that draws a stellar line-up of players and celebrities battling over three iconic links venues. The 2016 edition of this unique competition will be played from October 6th -9th.

The 54-hole cut consists of the top 60 professional players together with the leading 20 pro-am teams – even if the professional member of the team doesn’t make the individual cut.

The players and teams that do advance to the final round will play at the historic Open venue St. Andrews. The total prize money for the Alfred Dunhill is US $5million out of which US $ 4.8 million is pocketed in the individual professional competition. The first prize in the professional competition gets US $ 800,000.

The tournament was originally called the Dunhill Links Championship, starting in 2001 as a replacement of the Alfred Dunhill Cup. Many noted personalities from the world of sports and entertainment like Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Oscar Pistorius, Michael Vaughan, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant and Michael Phelps among others – have been a part of the tournament in the past.

There are three courses over which the tournament will be played. The St. Andrews course that measures 7,279 yards and has a par-score of 72 is an iconic course where every player would want to play. ‘The Old Lady’ is universally regarded as ‘the home of the golf’ and poses a multitude of challenges.

The par-3 17th hole is always remembered as the ‘road hole’ which is one of the toughest out there. The second course used is Carnoustie which measures 7,412 yards and has a par-score of 72. The greens here are notorious for the treacherous pot bunkers which make this venue the toughest of the three.

The third venue is the Kingsbarn Golf Links which is just seven miles from the St. Andrews and is one of the newest. The generous fairways and water hazards make this course a stern test for all players.

This year’s roster includes many famous names from the world of entertainment and sports – Hugh Grant, Jamie Dornan, Greg Kinnear from the Hollywood, music giants Ronan Keating, Huey Lewis and David Farrell, while sporting legends like Michael Ballack, Luis Figo, Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen will also feature.

The professional line-up isn’t any less glamorous with the current Masters Champion Danny Willett leading the line-up. Members of the European Ryder Cup team including Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer and captain Darren Clarke will be taking part. Last year’s winner was Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen who will be looking to make it back-to-back this year.

The unique format, the challenge of playing on three courses and the excitement of winning at the ‘home of golf’ are just some of the many reasons that attract the players to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Golf Tips For The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Bernd Wiesberger is our first tip to win the Alfred Dunhill. He is coming in to some very good form with three top 11’s to his name including a runner up position in the KLM Open. He has previous form in this tournament with a T4 in last year’s event. A T14 in 2014 shows us his liking to the format of playing over the three courses.

Richard Bland has been a model of consistency this season, he is yet to win on the European Tour but has come close in recent weeks as his form figures show. T7, T5, T16 and T5 for his last four events. In all he has had six top tens. He currently lies 28th in the Race to Dubai and is world ranked 134th, to be fair he should be higher in the rankings.

Our last pick has to be for the European hero of Europe’s Ryder Cup team, Thomas Pieters. What a weekend he had picking up four points as a rookie. Three of the points came with what looks like a stellar partnership for future Ryder Cups. He is in outstanding form with a win this season to follow on from two from last year. That win came in the Made In Denmark and was preceded by a runner ups and 4th position at the D+D REAl Czech Master and the Olympics.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Bernd Wiesberger 16/1 – 2pts each way
Richard Bland 60/1 – 1pt each way
Thomas Pieters 14/1 – 2pts each way

Betting odds for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Thomas Pieters 14/1
Martin Kaymer 18/1
Louis Oosthuizen 12/1
Brandon Grace 16/1
Danny Willett 20/1
Bernd Wiesberger 16/1
Shane Lowry 28/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 28/1
Alex Noren 18/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 35/1
Tommy Fleetwood 30/1
Joost Luiten 35/1
Andrew Johnston 35/1
Lee Westwood 35/1
Alexander Levy 45/1
Ross Fisher 45/1
Soren Kjeldson 45/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1

55/1 Bar – All prices are subject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5

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