Weekly Previews: Scouting the Scandinavian Stars
10/13/2021 by Golf Post Editors
Scandinavian stars such as Anna Nordqvist will be teeing off this week at all the major pro golf tours.
Anna Nordqvist will tee it off in New York this week. (Foto: Getty)
PGA TOUR: The CJ Cup at Summit
The top 60 available players from the 2019-20 final FedExCup Points list will be playing this week on the tour. The Scandinavian players to play at the PGA Tour event include, Alex Noren (Sweden) teeing off at 16:32(CET), Viktor Hovland (Norway) teeing off at 21:06(CET), and Rasmus Hojgaard (Danemark) teeing off at 21:18(CET).
|PGA Tour||CJ Cup at Summit|
|Course||The Summit Club, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)|
|Prize Money||9.8 Mio US-Dollar (8.4 Mio EUR)|
|Defending Champion||Jason Kokrak (USA)|
|Scandinvian players||Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren, Rasmus Hojgaard|
European Tour: Andalucía Masters
The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters is being played in Sotogrande, Spain at the Real Club Valderrama. The tournament starts on Thursday, October 14th and ends on Sunday, October 17th 2021. The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters is part of the European Tour season 2021. In 2021 all players competing for a total prize money of 3 Mio. EUR. The course for the tournament at Real Club Valderrama plays at Par 71. Scandinavian highlights are Jeff Winther (Danemark) who will start the day off at 8:40am. Next up to tee off in the morning is Alexander Björk from Sweden. He currently only holds one European tour win so maybe he can score another at this tournament.
|PGA Tour||Andalucía Masters|
|Course||Real Club Valderrama (Spain)|
|Prize Money||3 Million EUR|
|Defending Champion||John Catlin|
|Scandinvian players||Jeff Winther, Alexander Björk, Nicolai Hojgaard|
Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series
Across the Atlantic the Ladies European Tour is competing in New York after a week off from playing. Glen Oaks Club plays host to the event and with a stellar field assembled. Marianne Skarpnord from Norway, who secured her fifth LET win at Centurion Club is ready to proudly represent the ladies Scandinavian golf skills. Sollheim Cup star Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) will also be playing this week.
|EU Ladies Tour||Aramco Team Series|
|Course||The Glen Oaks Club, New York (USA)|
|Prize Money||800,000 USD (692,076 EUR)|
|Scandinvian players||Krista Bakker, Nicole Broch Estrup, Anna Nordqvist, Lina Boqvist, Maja Stark,Emily Kristine Pedersen|
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Champions Tour: SAS Championship 2021
The SAS Championship is being played in Cary, North Carolina at the Prestonwood CC. The tournament starts on Friday, the 15th of October and ends on Sunday, the 17th of October 2021. The SAS Championship is part of the Champions Tour in the season 2021. In 2021 all players competing for a total prize money of 2,1 Mio. US-Dollar. The course for the tournament at Prestonwood CC plays at Par 72. Robert Karlsson will be the only Scandinavian player representing Sweden on the course. He and Henrik Stenson hold the record for most European Tour wins by a player from Sweden, with 11. Last week he landed T31 at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS event with 3 under par.
|PGA Tour||CJ Cup at Summit|
|Course||Prestonwood Country Club Cary, North Carolina (USA)|
|Prize Money||2.1 Mio US-Dollar (1.8 Mio EUR)|
|Defending Champion||Ernie Els (South Africa)|
|Scandinvian players||Robert Karlsson|
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