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Bill Murray and Jamie Dornan at Carnoustie in Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Bill Murray and Jamie Dornan at Carnoustie in Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

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Actor and Comedian Bill Murray keeps an eye on his drive at the 12th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Actor and Comedian Bill Murray keeps an eye on his drive at the 12th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

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Actor and Comedian Bill Murray prepares to tee off at the 11th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Actor and Comedian Bill Murray prepares to tee off at the 11th hole during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

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Bill Murray plays out of the greenside bunker at the 11th hole at Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Bill Murray plays out of the greenside bunker at the 11th hole at Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

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Bill Murray on the 12th hole at Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Bill Murray on the 12th hole at Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

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Bill Murray and Jamie Dornan at Carnoustie in Scotland. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

He may be a Hollywood heartthrob – but Jamie Dornan was left seeing 50 shades of sand as he struggled on the golf course.

Rory McIlroy can rest easy as his fellow Co Down native was left swinging from the bunker yesterday as he played the first round at the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The event is held over three links courses – St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. The actor was rubbing shoulders with fellow celebrities as they were paired up with professionals in the team competition.

Speaking ahead of the competition, Jamie said: "I'll be one of two people playing from Holywood, Co Down. The other being Rory McIlroy. I'd say your money's safer with Rory."

Jamie's fellow Holywood native, sports star McIlroy, was also taking part in the tournament. The star of the eagerly anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey film shared some laughs as he teed off with American actor Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day and golf comedy Caddyshack.

However, The Fall star was not the only Northern Ireland representative as he was joined by the world number one golfer's father, Gerry McIlroy.

Others taking part included rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and footballer-turned pundit Jamie Redknapp.

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