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Monday 18 February 2019

Gallery: Brian O'Driscoll and Jamie Dornan show off their golf skills in Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll plays off the second tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll plays off the second tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy's father Gerry warms up on the first tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Paul McGinley plays his approach to the 2nd green during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Kyle McLachlan and Damian Lewis watch as their playing partners tee off at the 3rd hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Kyle McLachlan tees off at the 2nd hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Actor & Comedian Bill Murray keeps an eye on his drive at the 12th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan finds the rough around Carnoustie tough during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Portugese football legend Luis Figo on the second tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Robert Rock of England and Brian O'Driscoll on the 17th green during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
German football legend Michael Ballack plays off the second tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Shane Lowry of Ireland reacts to a putt on the 7th green during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 2, 2014 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain and his playing partner Dermot Desmond during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Johan Cruyff plays off the 18th tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Padraig Harrington plays the 17th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.
Padraig Harrington of Ireland shakes hands with his playing partner J P McManus on the 18th green during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll drives off the 18th tee during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 6th hole during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Hugh Grant of England on the third hole during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Padraig Harrington of Ireland with his partner JP McManus of Ireland on the first green during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Matthew Faldo plays his third shot out from the bunker on the 15th hole during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Hollywood actor Bill Murray reacts after holing putt on second green during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 2, 2014 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Amateur Holger Peens plays from the rocks on the 15th during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 2, 2014 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.

Brian O'Driscoll was among a whole host of Irish and international celebrities enjoying the Scottish sunshine today during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship played at St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.

The Irish rugby legend worked on his swing yesterday at St Andrews and hopefully it paid off today.

50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan was in the same group as renowned actor Bill Murray while the likes of Hugh Grant and Homeland's Damien Lewis were also in action.

Celebrities and golf professionals face-off during the competition in one of the highlights of the European Tour season.

Celtic owner Dermot Desmond and JP McManus tackled the links courses while Rory McIlroy was accompanied by his dad Gerry.

International sport stars Michael Ballack and Luis Figo were also among the competitors.

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