Dunhill championship: Fifty Shades of Grey star goes green
October 3, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has returned to a Carnoustie Links where he watched a 1999 Open as a 17-year-old.
Dornan – who hails from a same Northern Irish city as Rory McIlroy – watched from a gallery when Frenchman Jean outpost de Velde infamously blew a three-shot lead on a final hole,
The 33-year-old actor is creation his second entrance during a Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that is played opposite Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews.
Dornan, who is a member of Royal Belfast, has been personification golf given a age of 11 and plays frequently with his father or friends when he’s behind in a UK.
He said: “I was here in 1999 when Jean outpost de Velde was carrying fun in a bake there and Paul Lawrie took it home.
“I was 17 years aged and stood here on a 18th immature examination all this happen.”
Dornan was personification with American veteran Peter Uihlein in a Team Championship.
“It’s utterly daunting,” he said. “The thought is to try and learn something from them and we consider we have.”
The championship incorporates dual apart competitions – an particular veteran contest for a world’s heading golfers and a group eventuality in that a professionals are interconnected with a pledge golfers.
Notting Hill star Hugh Grant was also in movement during Carnoustie on Friday, nonetheless it was a sporting greats that took centre theatre on a famous links course.
Sir Steve Regrave, Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Johan Cruyff, Brian O’Driscoll, Kevin Pietersen, Alessandro del Piero and Andriy Shevchenko were among a large sporting names on show.
Former Chelsea and AC Milan striker Shevchenko – who plays off blemish – pronounced he was a small shaken though also really excited.
The 39-year-old – who won both a Champions League and Ballon d’Or during his career – is a member of Queenwood Golf Club nearby his home during Wentworth in Surrey.
He pronounced he plays golf left-handed, notwithstanding being right-footed, which, he said, is a effect of his days personification ice hockey as a youngster in Kiev.
“This is my initial time personification this contest and we am so happy to be here,” he said. “I have to appreciate a Championship Committee for mouth-watering me to play.
“Over a final 3 years I’ve spent a lot of time on a golf march and my diversion has softened a lot.”
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen pronounced a knowledge of personification a Alfred Dunhill Links was like a Test compare during Lord’s.
He said: “We are really propitious to get to play with these professionals. It’s like someone entrance out to bat in a Test compare with me.”
Sir Ian Botham has played in each Alfred Dunhill Links Championship given a format began in 2001 – though he insisted a pros sojourn a genuine stars.
He said: “If we can minister that’s fine. But on a march they uncover we because they are pros and we are amateurs.”
A gorgeous fireworks arrangement will tonight applaud a 15th year a Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been staged in St Andrews.
An annual favourite with golfers, spectators and St Andrews residents alike, a arrangement will start during 8.25pm and take place on a West Sands, adjacent to a Old Course.
All residents and visitors in a city are invited to watch a show, that will be best noticed from a Links Road, a alley using behind a 17th immature on a Old Course, and from a lane in front of a Old Course Hotel.
The contest continues, with a final day’s play during St Andrews on Sunday.
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