Major winners and Ryder Cup stars heading for the Dunhill

Masters winner Danny Willett is heading to the Dunhill.

Masters winner Danny Willett is heading to the Dunhill.

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A classic line-up of Major Championship winners, including current Masters champion Danny Willett, and members of the European Ryder Cup team will be playing in next month’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

England’s Willett, who won his first Major in Augusta earlier this year, will be flying straight from the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine in a bid to win his first Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Joining him will be Ryder Cup team members Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood and Chris Wood, plus captain Darren Clarke. Kaymer and Westwood are former winners of the Championship.

Other Major champions in the field include Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie, Angel Cabrera and Y.E.Yang.

Also playing are former winner and world No.13 Branden Grace, leading Irish golfer Shane Lowry, Andrew Johnston, now universally known as ‘Beef’, and former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

With a prize fund of US$5 million, the Alfred Dunhill Links incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament for the world's leading golfers and a team championship in which the professionals are paired with the amateur golfers which creates a unique atmosphere.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which takes place from October 6-9, celebrates links golf at its finest and is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links.

In June 2011 the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation was established as the official Foundation of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The Foundation is committed to developing young amateur golfers in Scotland and South Africa and also supports the University of St Andrews and the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation, which refurbishes and preserves historical monuments in the town.

Admission is free for all spectators over the first three days with final day tickets on Sunday, October 9 available to purchase at the entrance gates for £20 (Seniors £15) or in advance here