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Scandinavian Golfers: Last Week’s Highlights

10/11/2021 by Golf Post Editors

Scandinavian Golfers: Last Week’s Highlights

GALLOWAY, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 03: Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark hits her tee shot on the 2nd hole during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer on the Bay Course at Seaview Golf Club on October 03, 2021 in Galloway, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Last weekend hosted events for all professional tours, and this is an overview on the performance of the golfers from Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. There are not many players from these countries. However, some of their names are getting more and more noticed within the golf world.

European Tour: Open de España 2021

An exciting weekend for European golfers alike, the Open de Espana was hosted at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. The top golfer, Jon Rahm surprisingly didn’t even make the top ten. Looking at our‎ Scandinavian highlights, they also didn’t manage to get very high on the leaderboard but still played a great tournament.

Players including Lucas Bjerregaard, a Danish golfer who came in before the powerful Jon Rahm at T12. Finnish golfer Mikko Korhonen placed in T20 right behind Rahm. Other notable leaderboard makers were Joachim B. Hansen (Denmark) a T24 and Kalle Samooja (Finland) at T34, the last Scandinavian to make the cut.

EU TourOpen de España
CourseClub de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (USA)
Prize Money1.5 Mio EUR
ChampionRafa Cabrera-Bello
Scandinavian playersLucas Bjerregaard, Mikko Korhonen, Joachim B Hansen, Kalle Samooja 

PGA Tour: Shriners Children’s Open 2021

Shriners Children’s Open was hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada at TPC Summerlin. Although far from home, there were some Scandinavian faces on the course. Most notably, Viktor Hovland of Norway who came in at T44. He started off rocky, but then on the 18th hole his 156 yard approach to 12 feet he set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Hovland to 3 under for the round. Two Swedish Players, Henrick Norlander and Jonas Blixt made the cut at T65.

PGA TourShriners Children’s Open
CourseTPC Summerlin -Las Vegas, Nevada
Prize Money7,0 Mio US-Dollar (6,0 Mio EUR)
ChampionIm Sung-jae
Scandinavian playersViktor Hovland, Henrick Norlander, Jonas Blixt
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Henrik Norlander hits an approach shot on the 18th hole during round three of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

LPGA Tour:Founders Cup 2021

The Ladies also represented the Scandinavian countries well this weekend by making the leaderboard at the LPGA Tour. It was hosted at Mountain Ridge Golf course in northern New Jersey. Anna Nordqvist and Madeline Sagstrom both came in at T42. Unfortunately, other favorites such as Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Matilda Castren failed to make the cut.

PGA TourCognizant Founders Cup
CourseMountain Ridge Golf Course, New Jersey 
Prize Money3,0 Mio US-Dollar (2.5 Mio EUR)
ChampionKo Jin-young
Scandinavian playersAnna Nordqvist, Madeline Sagstrom, Nanna Koerstz Madsen
WEST CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 08: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden hits her tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Cognizant Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Country Club on October 08, 2021 in West Caldwell, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS 2021

Robert Karlsson was the only Scandinavian pro golfer on this tournament and managed to land on the leaderboard at T31. The Champions Tour was won by Phil Mickelson and played at Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, Florida. It was Mickelson’s third win in his fourth start on this tour. What a record for the American golfer.

Champions TourConstellation FURYK & FRIENDS
CourseTimuquana Country Club- Jacksonville, Florida 
Prize Money2,0 Mio US-Dollar (1.5 Mio EUR)
ChampionPhil Mickelson
Scandinavian playersRobert Karlsson

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PGA Tour: Shriners Children's Open 2021

TPC Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • Round 4/4
  • Official
  • Strokeplay
  • Prize money: 7 Mio. US-Dollar
  • Defending champion: Martin Laird
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