From the English countryside to the Scottish coast, the European Tour heads north for the 19th staging of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
This 72-hole pro-am is contested over three venues, with Sunday's concluding round taking place at the Old Course in St Andrews.
As is usual, during days one to three, the professionals and their amateur partners play one round at each links - namely Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
On Saturday evening, when 54 holes have been completed, the leading 60 pros and ties qualify for the final round.
This year's field is arguably as good as it has ever been, thanks to its close proximity in the calendar with Wentworth's PGA Championship, which ended on Sunday.
Many of those who teed-up in Surrey last week have made the 400-mile journey to Fife, with the BMW PGA event having benefited from a switch in dates from May to September.
Tyrrell Hatton is the current king of the Alfred Dunhill in which his last 12 rounds at the tournament yields an average score of 66.92 - thanks to a brace of victories and a runner-up finish.
Six of the world's top 20 are teeing-up with No 2 Rory McIlroy the star attraction as ever.
Although McIlory is making only this third appearance in eight years, he has an excellent record in this event, despite never managing to get his hands on the trophy.
The 30-year-old has registered four podium finishes at the pro-am, dating back to 2007, including three times as runner-up.
At Wentworth, McIlroy covered the final 54 holes just one shot worse than champion Danny Willett, but paid the price with an opening round of 76 - which left him 11 strokes off the pace on Thursday evening.
In recent years, a slow start has often been a common theme for McIlroy whose three victories during 2019 have followed strong opening rounds of 66-67-67.
Jon Rahm continued in his rich vein of form last week when finishing second to Willett at the PGA.
The Spaniard is back up to No 5 in the World Ranking thanks to 15 top-10s from his last 22 starts.
Rahm is a fine exponent of links golf, having won the Irish Open for a second time in July of this year.
Another golfer to ply his trade mainly on the PGA Tour is Tony Finau who remains in the UK having played 72 holes at Wentworth, where he slumped badly with closing rounds of 77-74.
However, don't be surprised if the world No 14 bounces back in Scotland to become the tournament's first American champion.
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This year's Open champ Shane Lowry returns to his favourite form of golf - by the seaside - and, if you are seeking one of the outsiders to wager some money on this week, then Erik Van Rooyen might just be worth a splash.
The South African tied-14th at the BMW PGA over the weekend and has enjoyed some promising results on links course in recent years.
In-form Bernd Wiesberger must also be considered a strong contender at St Andrews where he will be chasing a second victory in Scotland during 2019.
All three layouts are traditional British links but while Kingbarns is relatively young - only opened in 2000 - the Old Course dates back to the days when golf was first invented.
The three courses vary in character. The Old Course has large undulating greens, wide fairways and little rough, while Carnoustie is a much trickier affair with tighter fairways and more penal hazards.
Carnoustie usually proves to be the most difficult of the three venues for pros and amateurs alike.
Kingsbarns, meanwhile, has large greens and generous fairways and, over the years, has yielded a higher stroke average than the Old Course.
In recent instalments, Greens in Regulation has been a relatively decisive stat at the Alfred Dunhill.
However, the ability to scramble successfully is also an important attribute on links where a good confident touch is required to cope with often fast unconventional terrain and changeable coastal breezes.
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