Dunhill Golden Moments, a classic new photo series looking back over 20 memorable years of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
BILL MURRAY SERVES UP A SPECIAL TAKEAWAY
Wherever Hollywood star Bill Murray goes, he leaves memories behind him.
None more so than for 17-year-old Laura Bremner, the scoreboard carrier in his fourball at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie in 2019.
As they passed one of the small huts on the course that serves food, Bill asked her if she fancied something to eat? Laura, a pupil at Carnoustie High School, replied yes.
He popped into the hut and to the surprise of the catering team there took over and made Laura a hot dog.
She said: “He dropped the first one and then went back to get me a second. Then he said 'take your time, eat it and enjoy it'. I've seen Ghostbusters. It's amazing. He's a really friendly, funny guy. I'm a bit overwhelmed.”
Bill’s professional partner, American professional D.A.Points, said: “I was a big fan of all of his movies and now that we have got to spend more time together, I’m a big fan of him as a person.
“Once you are around him a couple of times, you get to know when he is going to crack a joke or engage the crowd. He always wants to keep it light and funny and make sure the crowd has a good time.”
A DOG'S LIFE FOR PAUL CASEY
In January 2021, Paul Casey was top dog, winning the Dubai Desert Classic to move up to No.17 in the world.
In this Dunhill Golden Moment, dating back to 2012, when Casey was playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, his round at Kingsbarns came to a sudden halt because of a dog called Digby, who had a liking for golf balls.
Casey came face to face with Digby as he reached the 12th green at Kingsbarns and headed towards his ball. Suddenly the dog appeared and stole it, trotting off the green with the ball in his mouth.
Casey called over a rules official to inform him of what had happened and at that moment a member of the gallery said they had retrieved the ball from Digby, which he handed back to Casey who went on to use it to make a birdie on the hole.
The dog was still wandering around when the players left the green, Casey threw the ball to the dog, but by then he had lost interest.
Casey said: "He looked lost, to be honest. I made friends with him while standing at the back of the 12th green. His name's Digby. When somebody brought the ball back, it had no teeth marks in it, fortunately."
HOLLYWOOD AT HOME ON THE OLD COURSE
Over the next few months, Dunhill Golden Moments, a classic new photo series, will look back over 20 memorable years of the Alfred Dunhill Links.
We revisit 2005, when two Hollywood stars were the centre of attention in St Andrews.
Starring on a different kind of stage, Michael Douglas is seen here practising on the Old Course ahead of the Championship, watched by wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Four days later, Michael was standing on the 18th green, applauding as Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, his partner, rolled in a five-foot putt to become the individual professional champion.