Scandinavians are fighting until the end. Last call for the LPGA and European Tour Finals.
11/18/2021 by Elena Sinde Romero
Scandinavia is pulling out all the stops to finish the European Tour and LPGA Finals on a high note. Every point counts in the Race to Dubai and the CME Global Season.
Alexander Bjork of Sweden plays his tee shot to the 1st hole during Day One of The DP World Tour Championship 2021 (Getty Images)
PGA Tour: RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is being played in Georgia, at the Sea Island Seaside Course. The tournament starts on Thursday, 18th of November and ends on Sunday, 21st of November 2021. The RSM is part of the PGA Tour in the season 2022. All players competing for a total prize money of 7,2 Mio. US-Dollar.
This weekend, many of the players that classified between the Top 50 of the Race to Dubai Rankings will be playing in Dubai for the Final. Therefore, the appearance of European Tour players in the PGA event is less notorious that in the previous tournaments.
The Scandinavians usually playing at a disadvantage because they are less, and therefore the odds to win also decrease. The RMS Classic begun in 2010, and it is always an American golfer who puts the crown one year after year ever since, except for 2017, when Canadian Mackenzie Hughes overcame them. Maybe this year, in 2021 the Scandinavian players break with the routine and cross with the title to the other side of the ocean. Henrik Norlander will tee off at 9:40am (Local Time) from the first tee, while his mate Alex Noren will simultaneously start the first round from the 10th tee box.
|PGA Tour||RSM Classic|
|Course||Sea Island Seaside Course Georgia, USA|
|Defending Champion||Robert Streb|
|Scandinavian players||Henrik Norlander, Alex Noren, Ludvig Aberg, Jonas Blixt|
LPGA Tour: CME Group Tour Championship
The LPGA is wrapping up the season! The Ladies will tee off one last time for this season on Thursday Nov. 18th at the CME Group Tour Championship. Tiburon Golf Club – Gold Course will serve as venue this weekend. The tournament finishes on Sunday, 21st of November 2021. The Championship is part of the LPGA Tour in the season 2021.
All players competing for a total prize money of 5 Mio. US-Dollar. This is the third highest price compensation after the U.S Open and the AIG Women’s Open. The difference from the men’s tours is still very large, but hopefully it narrows down in the upcoming years.
From Finland, Matilda Castren goes solo, representing the blue and white of her flag. Anna Nordqvistand, Madelene Sagström,both from Sweden are bringing the highest participation rate from Scandinavian. Denmark also got lucky, since Nanna Koerstz Madsen will fight to climb up some positions this weekend. Madsen ranks 38th on the CME Rankings, but she is only 218pts far behind from finishing within the Top 30. Although the Scandinavian ladies rank in the CME Rankings too far behind the leader Jin Young Ko, the four of them plan the weekend knowing that they have nothing to lose and giving up is never an option.
|LPGA Tour||CME Group Tour Championship|
|Course||Tiburon Golf Club – Gold Course|
|Defending Champion||Jin Young Ko|
|Scandinavian players||Matilda Castren(FIN), Anna Nordqvistand(SWE), Madelene Sagström(SWE), Nanna Koerstz Madsen(DEN)|
European Tour: DP World Tour Championship
This upcoming weekend, the European Tour celebrates the Race to Dubai Grand Final at the georgeous golf course of Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course, in Dubai. This time, only the Top 50 of the Race to Dubai Rankings will compete at the Final.
Norway is missing its best asset playing the European Tour Grand Final, Viktor Hovland. The first Scandinavian player that we can spot on the Race to Dubai Rankings is the Danish golfer Nicolai Hojgaard. Hojgaard ranks 16th, but although the situation is not ideal for any of them, nothing holds them from trying their best to win on Sunday and to add such a honor to their careers and countries, including also Finland and Sweden.
|EU Tour||DP World Tour Championship|
|Course||Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course Dubai, UAE|
|Defending Champion||Matt Fitzpatrick|
|Scandinavian players||Joachim B. Hansen(DEN), Tapio Pulkkanen(FIN), Alexander Björk(SWE), Jeff Winther(DEN), Rasmus Højgaard(DEN), Joakim Lagergren(SWE), Nicolai Hojgaard(DEN),|
Comments & Questions
11/18 – 11/21/2021
European Tour: DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI 2021
Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates – Dubai, UAE
- Round 4/4
- Prize money: 9 Mio. US-Dollar
- Defending champion: Matt Fitzpatrick