Golf super star Rory McIlroy flew right into Dundee today as he prepares to take part in a competition in Tayside and north-east Fife.

The Northern Irishman, a previous globe primary, is just one of several top players and also A-list celebs taking part in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this weekend.

The event happens over four days at Carnoustie, St Andrews and Kingsbarns courses.

McIlroy flew into Dundee Airport, which is being used as a base for many of those participating or going to the event.

A representative for Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL), which runs Dundee Airport, stated about a loads exclusive jets had actually so far shown up in advance of the competitors.

Private planes are likewise making use of Leuchars as a base.

The HIAL spokesman stated that amongst those to have actually currently gotten here in Dundee on an exclusive jet was multiple significant victor McIlroy.

He included: “It’s likely we will rate even more of the rich as well as renowned to the airport over the next few days.”

It’s expected there could be loads of coming and goings each day at Dundee and Leuchars as gamers, media workers and also followers get here in the region for the well-known occasion.

Dundee Airport manager Derrick Lang said: “This year we have welcomed more than a dozen aircraft showing up for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which begins on Thursday.

“Dunhill visitors and also gamers have actually been making use of the airport terminal considering that 2015 and also we have actually seen some popular names make their method via the airport today. The Dunhill is an emphasize of the golf schedule and also an increase for regional tourism. We are proud to play our part in making visitors welcome to this gorgeous component of Scotland.”

Among the golfing stars requiring to the web links this weekend break are Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie and also ruling champ Tyrall Hatton.

Meanwhile, a host of stars will likewise take part in the pro-am including Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan, former Portugal footballer Luis Figo, fighter Wladimir Klitschko and also vocalists Ronan Keating and also Brian McFadden.

A representative for the Ministry of Defence, which runs the Leuchars air base, claimed: “The MOD urges civil use of armed forces aerodromes and uses excess capability where ideal.

“This is regular organisation in order to return ideal value for cash for the taxpayer. The MOD could validate that the Leuchars Diversion Airfield remains to approve company aeronautics in coordination with our gotten handlers.”