Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed
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Tournament information
LocationTylösand, Sweden
Established1991
Course(s)Halmstad Golf Club
Par72
Length6,909 yards (6,318 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
Ladies European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$2,000,000
Month playedJune
Tournament record score
Aggregate261 Erik van Rooyen (2019)
To par−24 Linn Grant (2022)
Current champion
Sweden Linn Grant
Location Map
Halmstad GC is located in Sweden
Halmstad GC
Halmstad GC
Location in Sweden

The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the European Tour played in Sweden. In 2020 the tournament became co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour and rebranded as the Scandinavian Mixed, in which both male and female golfers compete.[1]

History

The tournament had its origins in the Volvo Open and the Scandinavian Enterprise Open, which, in 1973, became the first Swedish stop on the European Tour schedule. In 1991, the SEO merged with the PLM Open, with the resultant tournament being called the Scandinavian Masters.[2][3]

The Scandinavian Masters was generally the only European Tour event to be held in Scandinavia, and in 2013 had a prize fund of 1,500,000, which was at the lower end of the scale for European Tour events held in the tour's home continent.

Until 2011, the tournament was played at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. For 2012, it moved to the first weekend in June, and was played from Wednesday to Saturday to allow players more time to travel to the following week's U.S. Open.[4] From 2013 to 2017 it was played in late May/early June, two weeks before the U.S. Open, but in 2018 it was played in August.

Mixed event

In 2019 Lagardère Group passed management of the tournament on to the European Tour, which renamed it Scandinavian Invitation. The following year the European Tour and Ladies European Tour created the Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika, for the first time bringing 78 men and 78 women together to compete in the same tournament for the same prize money, but playing from different tees. Official World Golf Ranking points are offered for both tours, along with points toward the European Tour's and LET's respective season-long competitions, as well as Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup points, if applicable, which require the results to be divided between men and women.[5]

The first event was originally scheduled to take place in June 2020, however it was cancelled like many other events at the time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]

The event did return in June 2021, with Jonathan Caldwell winning the inaugural mixed event; shooting a final-round 64 to beat Adrián Otaegui by one shot. Alice Hewson was the highest placed female; finishing in third place.[7]

The 2022 event created history as Linn Grant became the first woman to win on the European Tour. She won by nine strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson and Marc Warren. The next best-placed female was Gabriella Cowley, 14 strokes behind Grant.[8][9]

Venues

The following venues have been used since the founding of the Scandinavian Masters in 1991.

Venue Location First Last Times
Royal Drottningholm Golf Club Uppland 1991 1994 2
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club Scania 1992 2017 10
Forsgården Golf Club Halland 1993 1996 2
Kungsängen Golf Club Uppland 1998 2005 4
Arlandastad Golf Uppland 2007 2008 2
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club Uppland 2010 2016 5
PGA Sweden National Scania 2014 2015 2
Hills Golf Club Västergötland 2018 2019 2
Vallda Golf & Country Club Halland 2021 2021 1
Halmstad Golf Club Halland 2022 2022 1

Winners

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
Venue
Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed
2022 EUR, LET Sweden Linn Grant 264 −24 9 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson
Scotland Marc Warren
319,717 Halmstad
Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik & Annika
2021 EUR, LET Northern Ireland Jonathan Caldwell 271 −17 1 stroke Spain Adrián Otaegui 145,160 Vallda
2020 EUR, LET Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Scandinavian Invitation
2019 EUR South Africa Erik van Rooyen 261 −19 1 stroke England Matt Fitzpatrick 250,000 Hills GC
Nordea Masters
2018 EUR England Paul Waring 266 −14 Playoff South Africa Thomas Aiken 250,000 Hills GC
2017 EUR Italy Renato Paratore 281 −11 1 stroke England Matt Fitzpatrick
England Chris Wood
250,000 Barsebäck
2016 EUR England Matt Fitzpatrick 272 −16 3 strokes Denmark Lasse Jensen 250,000 Bro Hof Slott
2015 EUR Sweden Alex Norén (2) 276 −12 4 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen 250,000 PGA Sweden National
2014 EUR Thailand Thongchai Jaidee 272 −16 Playoff France Victor Dubuisson
Scotland Stephen Gallacher
250,000 PGA Sweden National
2013 EUR Finland Mikko Ilonen (2) 267 −21 3 strokes Sweden Jonas Blixt 250,000 Bro Hof Slott
2012 EUR England Lee Westwood (3) 269 −19 5 strokes England Ross Fisher 250,000 Bro Hof Slott
2011 EUR Sweden Alex Norén 273 −15 7 strokes England Richard Finch 250,000 Bro Hof Slott
Nordea Scandinavian Masters
2010 EUR Sweden Richard S. Johnson 277 −11 1 stroke Argentina Rafael Echenique 266,660 Bro Hof Slott
SAS Masters
2009 EUR Argentina Ricardo González 282 −10 2 strokes Wales Jamie Donaldson 166,660 Barsebäck
2008 EUR Sweden Peter Hanson 271 −9 1 stroke England Nick Dougherty
Sweden Pelle Edberg
266,660 Arlandastad
Scandinavian Masters
2007 EUR Finland Mikko Ilonen 274 −6 2 strokes France Christian Cévaër
England Nick Dougherty
France Jean-Baptiste Gonnet
Sweden Peter Hedblom
Germany Martin Kaymer
266,660 Arlandastad
EnterCard Scandinavian Masters
2006 EUR Scotland Marc Warren 278 −10 Playoff Sweden Robert Karlsson 266,660 Barsebäck
Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg
2005 EUR Australia Mark Hensby 262 −22 Playoff Sweden Henrik Stenson 266,660 Kungsängen
2004 EUR England Luke Donald 272 −16 5 strokes Sweden Peter Hanson 266,660 Barsebäck
Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters
2003 EUR Australia Adam Scott 277 −11 2 strokes England Nick Dougherty 316,660 Barsebäck
Volvo Scandinavian Masters
2002 EUR Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 270 −14 1 stroke South Africa Trevor Immelman 316,660 Kungsängen
2001 EUR Scotland Colin Montgomerie (3) 274 −14 1 stroke England Ian Poulter
England Lee Westwood
300,000 Barsebäck
2000 EUR England Lee Westwood (2) 270 −14 3 strokes New Zealand Michael Campbell 266,660 Kungsängen
1999 EUR Scotland Colin Montgomerie (2) 268 −20 9 strokes Sweden Jesper Parnevik 233,320 Barsebäck
1998 EUR Sweden Jesper Parnevik (2) 273 −11 3 strokes Northern Ireland Darren Clarke 186,662 Kungsängen
1997 EUR Sweden Joakim Haeggman 270 −18 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido 175,000 Barsebäck
1996 EUR England Lee Westwood 281 −7 Playoff Sweden Paul Broadhurst
England Russell Claydon
163,324 Forsgården
1995 EUR Sweden Jesper Parnevik 270 −18 5 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie 151,662 Barsebäck
Scandinavian Masters
1994 EUR Fiji Vijay Singh 268 −20 3 strokes Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 151,662 Royal Drottningholm
1993 EUR England Peter Baker 278 −10 Playoff Sweden Anders Forsbrand 151,662 Forsgården
1992 EUR England Nick Faldo 277 −11 3 strokes Australia Robert Allenby
England Peter Baker
Canada Danny Mijovic
New Zealand Frank Nobilo
Spain José María Olazábal
Australia Peter O'Malley
140,000 Barsebäck
1991 EUR Scotland Colin Montgomerie 270 −18 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros 140,000 Royal Drottningholm

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ "European Tour partners with LET to launch mixed golf tournament". Sport Business. Archived from the original on October 15, 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  2. ^ "International Tour Events". Svenska Golfförbundet. Retrieved 2008-11-17.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Jansson, Anders (2004). Golf - Den Stora Sporten' [Golf - the Great Sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation 100 Years. pp. 236–239. ISBN 91-86818007.
  4. ^ Swedish Golf Online - Nordea Masters Makes "Majors" Announcement
  5. ^ "Scandinavian Mixed". Scandinavian Mixed. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus: Statement on Trophée Hassan II and Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika". European Tour. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Glory in Gothenburg as Jonathan Caldwell celebrates first European Tour victory". Belfast Telegraph. 13 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Grant makes history with amazing win in Sweden". European Tour. 12 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Scandinavian Mixed: Linn Grant becomes first woman to win on DP World Tour after dominant victory". Sky Sports. 12 June 2022.

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