Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia take to world golf's oldest and arguably greatest stage as they practise on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland in preparation for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships.
One of the most welcome arrivals this week has been the sun as players and spectators bask in unseasonably warm conditions at St. Andrews.
Rory McIlroy will partner his father Gerry (left) in the pro-am team competition which runs alongside the European Tour strokeplay event.
Kingsbarns Golf Links (seen here from above) is one of three courses used for the event.
Actor Hugh Grant will be hoping to avoid hacking of a very different sort this weekend.
Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit in discussion with world number one Luke Donald.
John Daly, winner of the 1995 Open Championship at St. Andrews, practises with his eight-year-old son, John Daly Jnr.
Reigning British Open champion Darren Clarke signs autographs before his practise round.
Carnoustie, a regular British Open venue, completes up the trio of courses on which professionals and amateurs compete.
Ex-cricketers-turned-TV commentators Ian Botham and Shane Warne (right) on more familiar turf at the Rose Bowl, Southampton during the summer of 2011. Both will be playing at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.