28 SEPTEMBER, 2022 - DP WORLD TOUR: Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick can’t wait to tee it up alongside their parents this week as they return to the Home of Golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The unique event brings together some of the world’s best golfers with celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and film, playing in an individual and team competition across three world-class links courses: the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Each competitor plays a round on each course, with the top 60 professionals and the leading 20 amateur teams returning to St Andrews for the final round on Sunday.
“It's a great week" SAID MCILROY.  "I HAVE Lots of great memories here for me and for my family and my dad. I feel like it's where my professional career really began and really took off. I got my European Tour card 15 years ago here at this golf course, and you know, it's been a pretty great journey since. It's a great week."

“It's just so nice to be able to sort of share it with my dad and with my family, and we had a great day at Kingsbarns yesterday and we had a great day on the Old Course today. The focus is trying to get us over the line so we can play here again on Sunday. Try to make the cut, play the Old Course again one more time, and yeah, really looking forward to the week.”

The pair, who currently sit first and second on the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, will be joined on the fairways by their parents, with Rory’s father Gerry and Matt’s mother Susan taking part this year. The McIlroys have come close to winning the Team Competition in the past, missing out on the title in 2019 when they were beaten by Tommy Fleetwood and Ogden Phipps on a countback.

Joining them this week is 2016 Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett, who returns to defend the title he won on his 34th birthday last year, and 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry. Lowry is looking to maintain momentum after recording his sixth DP World Tour victory earlier this month at the BMW PGA Championship.

Also riding the crest of a wave is Robert MacIntyre, who secured a long-awaited second DP World Tour victory at the DS Automobiles Italian Open just two weeks ago. The 26-year-old is making his first start on home soil since his victory at next year’s Ryder Cup venue.

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