Hollywood star Michael Douglas, is delighted to be back at St Andrews. After beating throat cancer he has joined up with Andy Garcia and a world-class field of professionals, led by three of this year’s major championship winners, Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel, for this week’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Michael Douglas has starred in a succession of blockbuster films including Romancing the Stone, Wall Street, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Disclosure and Traffic. He has won three Golden Globes and two Oscars, first as producer of 1975’s Best Picture, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and then as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.
He said: “I am delighted to be coming back to St Andrews to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. It’s been a few years since I played! I love the place and the atmosphere and I have missed it a lot. It has been an eventful time for me recently, but I am feeling good and I am looking forward to an excellent week on some of the greatest links courses in the world.”
Andy Garcia has appeared in many successful films, including The Untouchables, The Godfather III, Internal Affairs, Hero and When a Man Loves a Woman. One of his most popular performances came as a Las Vegas casino owner in Ocean’s Eleven.
Other celebrities from the world of entertainment include film and TV stars Hugh Grant and John O’Hurley, plus rock music legends Don Felder of the Eagles, Huey Lewis and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, plus popular radio presenter Chris Evans.