In just two weeks, the Old Course at St. Andrews will host the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship along with Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
The annual pro-am is a marquee event for the European Tour and is one of the final regular season events before the three-event Race to Dubai finale kicks off.
However, with the tournament just over a week and a half away, volunteers and tournament staff will be tasked with rebuilding and reinforcing some of the infrastructure around the property after Storm Ali swept through the Home of Golf this week.
The storm blew threw mid-week in Fife, Scotland, which is where the town of St. Andrews is located. It brought with it 100 mph wind gusts, wreaking havoc not only on area golfers, but also those prepping for the event.
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Roads were closed and public transit were affected as well, Richard Rooney of The Courier reported.
European Ryder Cupper Tyrrell Hatton will defend his title in two weeks against the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Ernie Els, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Kuchar.