The money will take care of itself.
And there’s also the small issue that Mullen junior is a proud Englishman and intends to stay that way. “But I wasn’t having any of it!”
Day two has gotten off to a windy start, with joint leader Mullen out on the course first.
And the 21-year-old from Devon carried on from where he left off with eight birdies, an eagle and two bogeys at Kingsbarns, traditionally the easiest of the three courses used for the pro-am event.
Mullen is no stranger to big performances himself. It’s definitely a nice position to be in, and you know you can shoot a good score around this golf course if the weather is nice. It can only help with your confidence. Pretty decent first round as a pro. I’ve only played one round.
“I’ve been playing golf a long time and haven’t got a clue anymore”, Dredge told Sky Sports 4. There are not all the massive stands from the Open but it brings back playing it, recent memories, and hopefully I can make a few more like I did the first three days in the Open’. “Granted, there’s not been much wind out there this week but I still think it’s a great advantage for us”.
Jimmy Mullen and Paul Dunne both marked their professional debuts with an 8-under 64 to grab a share of the lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. I’m delighted for Jimmy. I had been doing X Factor in Australia during this time of year which was very unfortunate for me as this is the one event that I am always sad to miss.
“It was a bit of a tougher course yesterday and nothing went in”. But I have John Dempster, who worked for Oli Wilson a year ago when he won here, on the bag so I had a guy who knows this place as well as anyone.
“It keeps me moving forward for St Andrews at the weekend. I’d be pretty pleased with that no matter what happens”. “I was close once before, finishing second in this tournament (in 2012)”.
Paul Lawrie is one over, Bradley Neil three over and Craig Lee 10 over.
Welshman Jamie Donaldson, who clinched the winning point for Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, was in sensational form at Kingsbarns as he climbed into a four-way tie for third on -10.
Bland was also in the clubhouse after eight birdies and a single bogey while Wall’s card was unblemished as he moved into a share of second.