• Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Pistorius to play in Links pro-am

ESPN staff
September 30, 2012
Oscar Pistorius is a keen golfer and plays off an 18 handicap © Getty Images

Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has confirmed he will play in the pro-am competition at next week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The 25-year-old double amputee, who competed in both the Olympic and Paralympic events at London 2012, said he jumped at the chance to play in the tournament played at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

"It's a real treat to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship," Pistorius said. "I am a big golf fan and love the game.

"I have never played St. Andrews, Carnoustie or Kingsbarns before, so playing them in a world-class event is a unique opportunity. There is so much history at St Andrews, every golfer longs to play there.

"As a South African it will be lots of fun to be playing in a tournament with other great names of the sport from my country in Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. I can't wait to get on the first tee. When the invitation came to play, not even a holiday was going to stop me."

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