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Swedish Stars Shine Bright at Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed

Linn Grant

This week, Sweden’s golfing elite is gearing up for a remarkable showdown on home turf at Vasatorps Golfklubb, as the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed unfolds in all its innovative glory.

Co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, this groundbreaking event brings together 78 men and 78 women, all vying for a single prize fund and one illustrious trophy.

Leading the charge on the women’s front is Linn Grant, a trailblazer who etched her name in history books as the first female winner of a DP World Tour event at this very tournament two years ago.

Alongside her, the dynamic duo of Madelene Sagström and Caroline Hedwall, both Solheim Cup veterans, are set to ignite the fairways with their skill and tenacity.

For Grant, this week is not just about golf; it’s a homecoming. Born just a short drive away in Helsingborg, the young phenom is poised to draw inspiration from her local roots and the raucous support of her fellow Swedes.

Linn Grant: “It’s a very exciting week. To be here, to be so close to home and have everyone here, hopefully, it’s very exciting.”

“I love this week, it’s so fun to be here, to play at home and be in this format as well.”

“I took the weekend off… so I’m pretty energised. Last week was a different week, very tough.”

“Coming here feels very easy going, which is always a good feeling to have going into a tournament. I hope to see some old friends and familiar faces this week.”

“(The course) can be windy. From the tees it’s quite wide, so you can try and hit it as far as you can, which I like. But I think it’s going to come down to around and on the greens.”

On the men’s side, the spotlight falls on Vincent Norrman, a rising star fresh off a stellar season on the DP World Tour.

Returning to this event after three years, Norrman is set to make his professional debut on home soil, buoyed by two magnificent victories in the 2023 Race to Dubai.

As if to punctuate his readiness, he aced a hole during Tuesday’s practice round, setting the stage for a thrilling week ahead.

Joining Norrman are a constellation of Swedish stars, including Alexander Björk, Simon Forsström, Sebastian Söderberg, and Jesper Svensson, all of whom bring their own pedigree to the championship.

Adding an international flair to the proceedings is Dale Whitnell, the defending champion of the DP World Tour title, eager to defend his crown after a triumphant win at Ullna Golf Club last season.

As the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed tees off, the stage is set for a week of breathtaking golf and spirited competition.

Stay tuned as Sweden’s finest, both men and women, take centre stage in this groundbreaking event that celebrates equality and excellence in sport.