Celebrating Links golf with a cut at -9... Where do we go from here?
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns
On a regular Tour week, you have one practice round and two cut rounds and then if you play to your normal standard which according to our science finding is between 2 and 6 under, you should be fine for the weekend cut and then build up the risks to hopefully get to a top 20 or if things goes your way a top 10.
When you play the Dunhill, things get a little longer/tougher as you then need three practice rounds and three more cut rounds not to forget the logistic time (the road trip and early wake up call) playing on three sites/demanding courses. This is all fine knowing that a top 20 will secure your yearly tournaments expenses of around 50'000 Euro and a win secure your life at St-Andrews heaven. 88 Tour caddies and players did not get to compete St-Andrews on Sunday... for this you had to score -9... #LifeOnTour can be tough even for Rory T26 at -15 and complains!
Quotes from Rory: "I think if the European Tour wants to put forth a really good product, the golf courses and setups need to be tougher."
Congratulation to French Victor Perez for securing his StAndrews heaven.... we have heard he was allready in Scottish heaven before Sunday. Probably this is why in Won... Thank you to her girlfriend ;-)