Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2013: Day 1 Schedule, Tee Times and More

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2013: Day 1 Schedule, Tee Times and More
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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the most unique golf tournaments of the year. The European Tour event is held across three different courses in Scotland and attracts many of the sport's high-profile players.

As if that wasn't enough, it's also a pro-am tournament, which means the professionals are attempting to win both the individual title and the pro-am title. For a complete look at all of the teams, check out the championship's official site.

South African Branden Grace returns to defend his victory from last season and is joined by players from around the globe. They will have matching tee times at each of the three courses for the first three rounds and then a cut is made before the final round at St Andrews.

With all that in mind, let's check out the complete list of start times for the opening round and take a quick glance at each set of players. But first, a look at the long-distance putt holed by American Olympian Michael Phelps at the event last year:


Day 1 Schedule

All times are BST (subtract five hours for EDT). Schedule courtesy of the European Tour.

St Andrews Tee Times

Round 1 Tee Times at St Andrews
Time (Hole) Golfer Golfer
9 a.m. (1) Jose Maria Olazabal Thomas Levet
9 a.m. (10) Jean-Baptiste Gonnet George Murray
9:11 a.m. (1) Alex Noren Mikael Lundberg
9:11 a.m. (10) Alexandre Kaleka Mark Tullo
9:22 a.m. (1) Anders Hansen Maarten Lafeber
9:22 a.m. (10) Robert Coles JB Hansen
9:33 a.m. (1) Simon Wakefield Morten Orum Madsen
9:33 a.m. (10) Trevor Fisher Jr. Joel Sjoholm
9:44 a.m. (1) Mike Miller Ricardo Santos
9:44 a.m. (10) Richard McEvoy James Morrison
9:55 a.m. (1) Niclas Fasth Craig Lee
9:55 a.m. (10) David Drysdale Paul Waring
10:06 a.m. (1) Peter O'Malley Lee Slattery
10:06 a.m. (10) Gaganjeet Bhullar Steven Jones
10:17 a.m. (1) Richard Finch David Horsey
10:17 a.m. (10) Jason Norris Magnus Carlsson
10:28 a.m. (1) Marc Warren Alvaro Quiros
10:28 a.m. (10) Christian Cevaer Johan Edfors
10:39 a.m. (1) Jaco Van Zyl Scott Henry
10:39 a.m. (10) Ricardo Gonzalez Jorge Campillo
10:50 a.m. (1) Thorbjorn Olesen Soren Hansen
10:50 a.m. (10) Emiliano Grillo Fabrizio Zanotti
11:01 a.m. (1) Tommy Fleetwood Justin Thomas
11:01 a.m. (10) David Duval Peter Whiteford
11:12 a.m. (1) Jesper Parnevik Felipe Aguilar
11:12 a.m. (10) Romain Wattel Gregory Bourdy
11:23 a.m. (1) Alessandro Tadini Pablo Larrazabal
11:23 a.m. (10) Rikard Karlberg Simon Khan

The group that will begin the tournament at the Old Course features a solid contingent of veteran players who enjoyed past success. It's highlighted by the likes of Jesper Parnevik, Jose Maria Olazabal and David Duval, among others.

But there's also a younger bunch capable of stealing the spotlight, including Thorbjorn Olesen and JB Hansen. Also keep an eye on Alvaro Quiros, a player with no shortage of power who's capable of putting it all together any given week.


Carnoustie Tee Times

Round 1 Tee Times at Carnoustie
Time (Hole) Golfer Golfer
9 a.m. (1) Darren Clarke Shaun Micheel
9 a.m. (10) Bjorn Akesson Martin Wiegele
9:11 a.m. (1) Oliver Fisher Jamie Donaldson
9:11 a.m. (10) Bernd Wiesberger Jose Manuel Lara
9:22 a.m. (1) Ernie Els Charl Schwartzel
9:22 a.m. (10) Nick Dougherty Richard Bland
9:33 a.m. (1) Louis Oosthuizen Richard Sterne
9:33 a.m. (10) Seve Benson Doug McGuigan
9:44 a.m. (1) Peter Uihlein Darren Fichardt
9:44 a.m. (10) Sam Little Chris Paisley
9:55 a.m. (1) Paul Casey Retief Goosen
9:55 a.m. (10) Peter Lawrie Anthony Brown
10:06 a.m. (1) Padraig Harrington Martin Kaymer
10:06 a.m. (10) Julien Quesne Alexander Levy
10:17 a.m. (1) Rafa Cabrera-Bello Vijay Singh
10:17 a.m. (10) Scott Hend Marcus Fraser
10:28 a.m. (1) Branden Grace James Kingston
10:28 a.m. (10) Gregory Havret Damien McGrane
10:39 a.m. (1) Andrew Dodt Thomas Aiken
10:39 a.m. (10) Michael Hoey Phillip Price
10:50 a.m. (1) Jeev Milkha Singh Stephen Gallacher
10:50 a.m. (10) Gareth Paddison Daniel Popovic
11:01 a.m. (1) Rich Beem Paul Lawrie
11:01 a.m. (10) Andy Sullivan Matthew Nixon
11:12 a.m. (1) Paul McGinley David Howell
11:12 a.m. (10) Oliver Bekker Andreas Harto
11:23 a.m. (1) David Lynn Joost Luiten
11:23 a.m. (10) Chris Doak Fredrik Andersson Hed

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The most star-studded group of the trio is heading for Carnoustie in the opening round. There are some terrific pairings, led by Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel as well as Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington, a two-time winner of the event.

Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Casey, Darren Clarke and Grace, the defending champ, are among the other big names starting their journey at Carnoustie. It certainly wouldn't come as a surprise if the eventual winner comes from this set of stars.


Kingsbarns Tee Times

Round 1 Tee Times at Kingsbarns
Time (Hole) Golfer Golfer
9 a.m. (1) Gary Lockerbie Max Orrin
9 a.m. (10) Mark Foster Eddie Pepperell
9:11 a.m. (1) Matthew Baldwin Peter Wilson
9:11 a.m. (10) Lorenzo Gagli Matthew Millar
9:22 a.m. (1) Richie Ramsay Gareth Maybin
9:22 a.m. (10) Oliver Wilson Michael Campbell
9:33 a.m. (1) Eduardo De La Riva Tom Lewis
9:33 a.m. (10) Brett Rumford Brandon Stone
9:44 a.m. (1) Alejandro Canizares Raphael Jacquelin
9:44 a.m. (10) Ross Fisher Mark Brown
9:55 a.m. (1) Ken Duke Ignacio Garrido
9:55 a.m. (10) Mikko Ilonen Garth Mulroy
10:06 a.m. (1) Simon Thornton Shane Lowry
10:06 a.m. (10) Jake Roos Chris Lloyd
10:17 a.m. (1) Richard Green David Higgins
10:17 a.m. (10) Neil Raymond Maximilian Kieffer
10:28 a.m. (1) Steve Webster Thongchai Jaidee
10:28 a.m. (10) Matteo Delpodio Simon Dyson
10:39 a.m. (1) Haydn Porteous Hennie Otto
10:39 a.m. (10) Robert Rock Chris Wood
10:50 a.m. (1) Espen Kofstad Kristoffer Broberg
10:50 a.m. (10) Soren Kjeldsen Greg Chalmers
11:01 a.m. (1) Anthony Wall Robert-Jan Derksen
11:01 a.m. (10) Brooks Koepka Tjaart Van Der Walt
11:12 a.m. (1) Graeme Storm John Parry
11:12 a.m. (10) Justin Walters Keith Horne
11:23 a.m. (1) Rhys Davies Danny Willett
11:23 a.m. (10) Scott Jamieson S.S.P. Chowrasia

This would probably be considered the sleeper bunch. Not nearly as much star power as the other two starting locations, but some players capable of stealing the spotlight. The unique atmosphere definitely leaves the door open for a surprise winner.

A few players to keep on the radar are Ross Fisher, Robert Rock and Chris Wood. Kingsbarns is the shortest of the three courses, so perhaps one of them could get off to a strong start and build some momentum heading toward the weekend.


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