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$5m Pro-Am to replace Alfred Dunhill Cup

The Alfred Dunhill Cup team competition is being replaced next year by a $5 million event with a pro-am format.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, a Ryder Cup points event, will be played over three courses -- the Old Course at St. Andrews, the Carnoustie Links and the newly opened Kingsbarn course, located a short distance from St Andrews.

It will be played as a 72-hole strokeplay event in a pro-am format with two competitions running concurrently, a pro individual and a team competition comprising one pro and one amateur.

The new tournament, to be staged from October 18-21 next year, will replace an event which has run for 16 years.

Announcing details of the change on Saturday, Ken Schofield, executive director of the PGA European Tour, said the Dunhill Cup had produced many of the game's greatest moments.

"We, as the European Tour, are now extremely fortunate to be part of Alfred Dunhill's expansion into this exciting new format that ensures the tournament takes on an even greater significance on our Tour and the world of golf generally."




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