'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius, Michael Phelps To Golf In Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Oscar Pistorius will golf in the famed tournament along with other non-golfer sportsmen Michael Phelps and Sirs Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave
Olympian and "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, 25, is the latest athlete to add his name to the list of other non-golf sportsman who will compete in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, along with 18-time gold medal winner Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Olympic rowers Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave, Dutch footballers Johan Cruyff and Rudd Gullit, and cricket players Sir Ian Botham, Andrew Strauss, Steve Waugh and Shane Warne, according to Australia's News.com.au.
Pistorius, the double-amputee who was the first gold-medal Paralympian to run in the Olympic Games at London 2012, is delighted to add his name to the roster of world-class golf professionals. “It's a real treat to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship," said Pistorius, who plays off 18 handicap. "I am a big golf fan and love the game."
South African Pistorius, who always takes pride in representing his country, is predictably happy to be playing with his fellow countrymen, golfers Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. "When the invitation came to play, not even a holiday was going to stop me," Pistorius said.
The Alfred Dunhill Championship, which will take place at three locations — the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the Kingsbarns Golf Links — will kick off with live coverage on Fox Sports on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. EST.
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