As the final day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship drew to a close at the weekend, Ernie Els was unafraid to come out and speak publicly about the tournament’s appeal and it seems safe to say that the South African was quite right in his assertions.
Golf Betting pundits note how the tournament celebrated its tenth renewal this year and Martin Kaymer, as the winner who edged past Danny Willett and John Parry, was particularly happy to join in with the celebrations after a win that left him fighting it out with Lee Westwood for the number one ranking in the world, with Tiger Woods waiting to learn the identity of the golfer to leapfrog him at the end of the month.
Els, despite not enjoying a tournament that stole the headlines, stated that the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has “gone from strength to strength” as the years have progressed, with the Scottish public thought to be a massive factor lying behind the admiration the players clearly have for the tournament.
Els quite obviously believes that the tournament strikes the ideal balance between the golfers all enjoying each other’s company and having a “great time” and remembering that the tournament is a “serious” one.
It’s always good to see a golfer come out and publicly praise a tournament that takes in so much tradition as this one, with three of the most famous courses in the world accommodating the action in Scotland.
Those who study Golf Odds regularly will agree that the manner in which the tournament incorporates amateur golfers and celebrates their talents is also admirable and it seems likely that the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will be an important feature on the golfing calendar for many years to come.