PGA Tour: ZOZO Championship
The PGA Tour made headlines in Japan right at the beginning of the season for the ZOZO Championship. Hideki Matsuyama, took home the trophy representing Japan on its own soil. Only two players represented the Scandinavians, including Alex Noren and Henrik Norlander, both from Sweden.
Both of the Swedes landed at T18. Norlander had a total of 5 birdies and finished with four rounds of 71-72-71-64. Noren had a total of 5 birdies as well and finished with four rounds of 68-68-71-71.
|PGA Tour||ZOZO Championship|
|Course||Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club (Japan)|
|Prize Money||9,950,000 US-Dollar|
|Skandinavian players||Alex Noren(SWE), Henrik Norlander(SWE)|
European Tour: Mallorca Golf Open.
It has been 23 years since last time this course served as venue to a European Tour event, and 10 years since the last time Mallorca welcomed one. Proudly, a Scandinavian golfer took home the win at the Mallorca Golf Open helping put Scandinavian golfers on the map.
Jeff Winther from Denmark joined the winner’s circle this weekend playing 62-71-62-70 in Mallorca and earned around 150,000 Euros. Behind him at T2 was Sebastian Soderberg of Sweden finishing with 66-68-64-68. The next Swede at T7 was Niklas Lemke. Focusing on another player from Denmark we see, Joachim Hansen who rounds ended with 67-72-65-67. Overall the Scandinavian players made their mark this weekend in Spain.
|European Tour||Mallorca Golf Open|
|Course||Golf Santa Ponsa- Mallorca, Spain|
|Prize Money||1 Mio EUR|
|Skandinavian players||Alexander Björk(SWE), Jeff Winther(DEN), Sebastian Soderberg(SWE), Søren Kjeldsen(DEN), Niklas Lemke(SWE), Marcus Kinhult(SWE), Philip Eriksson(SWE), Jens Fahrbring(SWE), Joel Sjöholm(SWE), Kristoffer Reitan(NOR), Benjamin Poke(DEN), Lucas Bjerregaard(DEN), Rikard Karlberg(SWE), Joachim Hansen(DEN)|
LPGA Tour: BMW Ladies Championship.
The LPGA returned to the field at the International Busan Golf Course, in South Korea, at the BMW Ladies Championship. in Young of South Korea dominated the weekend and took home 300,000 dollars in prize money.
Matilda Castren(FIN) kicked it off strong already with a hole in one during the practice round. However, she failed to continue this power and came in last on the leaderboard with a total of 1 over par. Nanna Madsen(DEN) will opened the first round at 9:55am(GMT+9) from hole 10 and managed to be a bit better than her Scandinavian mate and landed at T41 and 5 under par.
|LPGA Tour||BMW Ladies Championship|
|Prize Money||200,000,000 US-Dollar|
|Skandinavian players||Matilda Castren(FIN), Nanna Madsen(DEN)|
PGA Tour Champions: Dominion Energy Charity Classic
With the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the outcome of playing good goes far and beyond. People contributed to the Charity through flat donations or based on the number of “birdies” made by PGA TOUR Champions players. Robert Karlsson, from Sweden fought every shot in representation of the Scandinavian Area, as he is the only participant from there. He finished with a total of 6 birdies and landed at T31.
|PGA Tour Champions||Dominion Energy Charity Classic|
|Course||Country Club of Virginia- Richmond, Virginia (USA)|
|Defending Champion||Bernhard Langer|
|Skandinavian players||Robert Karlsson(SWE)|