Rory McIlroy: "Perhaps accurately called golf’s rightful home, St. Andrews tops my list for links courses. For me, it’s the layout, undulations, quirky holes and just so much history. The Road Hole, No. 17, is probably my favourite, but a good round can quickly become undone here. The town of St. Andrews really sets the tone, too. There’s just such a great atmosphere about the place -- golfers, spectators and a great student population as well."
Pictured: Rory McIlroy and his father and playing partner Gerry McIlroy pose for a photograph on the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2009.