The Carnoustie Connection
He is probably best known for being the first player ever to shoot 64 (8 under par) round the Championship Course at Carnoustie in 1994, at The Daily Express 72 Hole Pro Am Championship. This record stood for 23 years until none other than Englishman and Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood went one better in The 2017 Dunhill Links. In light of his course record, the following year back at Carnoustie in The Bells Scottish Open, Alan was asked by the then Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw and a certain Tiger Woods if he would like to join them for a practice round before the tournament! Alan duly accepted and the experience is certainly one he will never forget.