season keeps on giving with its third consecutive tournament week and next up
is the Scandinavian Mixed which takes place at Vallda Golf and Country Club.
Here are three things to watch out for in Sweden…
with the most
Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are hosting this week’s tournament in Sweden with
the legendary Swedes both competing too. Stenson was the first male Swedish and
first male Nordic major champion following his victory at the 2016 Open
Championship at Royal Troon. He has also represented Europe five times at the
Ryder Cup winning on three occasions.
The term Greatest
Of All Time is used in sport and Sorenstam fits that description perfectly with
72 LPGA wins including 10 majors and 17 wins on the LET, no one can doubt that
she dominated during her time on Tour. The 1995 LET Order of Merit winner also
played in eight Solheim Cups, winning on two occasions, captained in 2017 and is
the captain of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team this year.
In an exciting
week on Tour, the Scandinavian Mixed sees players from the European Tour and
the LET playing on the same course and competing for one prize fund and one
trophy. The field consists of 156 players and is equally split with 78 men and
two rounds will see the groupings mixed with either two men and one woman or
two women and one man playing together. After the second round, the top 65
players and ties will make the weekend irrespective of gender. While groupings
for rounds three and four will continue to be mixed with the course set up
remaining the same for all participants.
Costa del Sol champion starts LET season
Race to Costa de Sol champion Emily Pedersen begins her LET season this week at
the Scandinavian Mixed. After a solid start to the season, the Danish star had
phenomenal success in the closing months of 2020 when she won the Tipsport
Czech Ladies Open to claim her first LET title since 2015.
then found her groove and was soon on a roll picking up a hat-trick of victories
at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by Public Investment Fund
and the Saudi Ladies Team International (Individual & Team). To cap off her
year Pedersen claimed her fourth trophy and third individual title in three weeks
with victory at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España. The Dane finished
T23 at last week’s US Women’s Open and will be hoping to kick off her LET
season in style.